The Young Man Who Really Saw the Show.

“The Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23 Once upon a recent time a young man was granted the privilege of seeing his younger sister perform in The Nutcracker ballet. Trouble was that her performance date conflicted with a mandatory obligation elsewhere. But God entered in, created a place […]

Heaven’s Hardware Store

In Hebrews 11:3 the Carpenter tells me: By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is SEEN was not made out of what was VISIBLE.      Sunlight placed a warm ray under my chin, directing my attention out my bedroom window. My eyes landed on a maple tree, sun […]

The Day Sarah Called: When Loving Well Means Doing Nothing

When Jesus saw him (an invalid) lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for along time, He asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?… Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’  John 5:6, 8 Sarah’s call was unexpected. I’d not heard from her in several years. We met the […]

Scattered Prayer Requests

“Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you.” (I Samuel 12:23)   Should have known better than to take my pen and prayer journal outside on a windy afternoon. I made the mistake of placing the journal on the grass ~ momentarily, mind you ~ […]

Tessie 101

Don’t bother looking for it. You won’t find this course listed in any university across the nation.  The world, even.  Tessie is an acquaintance of mine at a nursing home in Newton, North Carolina. I learned more chatting with her over the course of a few minutes than in an entire 3 credit semester.  Without […]