You, Too, are Essential.

I paid a huge price for you… That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! Isaiah 43:3-4 (The Msg) For a few hours each week, I work as a senior caregiver for an elderly, bedridden man. Along with a handful of other caregivers, the family counts on me to see […]

Holy Distancing: The Miracle of the Red Sea

The pillar of cloud came between the armies of Egypt and Israel…neither went near the other all night long. Exodus 14:19-20 (NIV) Several weeks into this Corona Virus conundrum, I’ll be none-too-happy if I never hear… Isolation. High risk. Hoarding. Pandemic. Cancelled. Post-poned. Hand sanitizer. Tested positive. Shelter in place. Count to twenty. Limit one, […]

When God Promises…

Does He speak and not do what He says? Does He promise and not come through? Numbers 23:19 (The Message) The disruption to daily living and chaos of all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) have turned my thoughts more readily toward eternity. And not because I’m on the cusp of entering it…that I know of. I’ve found myself […]

The Courage to Leave my Flock with the Shepherd.

Early in the morning, David left the flock with a shepherd, loaded up and set out…I Samuel 17:20 (NIV) I’ve read the familiar passage of David and Goliath countless times, but just this week I zeroed in on a couple elements I’d overlooked. Following his father Jesse’s directive to bring food and supplies to the […]

When Hardship is Meant For My Deliverance.

Though he (God) slay me…this will turn out for my deliverance. Job 13:15 I had my hopes dashed this week. At the end of 2019, I’d entered a significant and highly competitive writing contest. It required I complete a form and send it along with a few copies of my precious book and a contest fee […]