Yes, Lord, Please Put Words in My Mouth.

“I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand-” Isaiah 51:16 (NIV) As an author who works fervently to communicate her meaning clearly —well aware there are variables beyond her control— I wholeheartedly agree with the familiar rebuttal, “Don’t put words in my mouth.”  No one wants […]

Move-In Ready

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 (NIV) We interrupt the start of this week’s post for a brief PSA…  Welcome November! I’ve been awaiting your arrival since January, 2018, […]

Sun Shines on Sorrow.

Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; The Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. Isaiah 61:20 Last week I received some difficult news. The adult daughter of the elderly man I care for each week was tragically killed while driving back home […]

Rejoice Over Me.

He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) A few weeks ago, I mentioned I’d taken a little job, working one morning a week as a senior caregiver to an elderly, bedridden man who’s slowly succumbing to the effects […]

I Would Rather be a Doorkeeper.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 (NIV) After first introduction with someone, a common question follows…  “So, what do you do?” As if the answer has the power to determine my value, I might cringe, scramble to work something […]