Westward Leading, Still Proceeding

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 NIV Four. hundred. years. of. darkness. Not one word from God during this time to His “chosen” people.  After the Babylonian captivity, Israel ceased to be an independent nation and became a minor territory in a succession of larger empires. Israel … Continue reading Westward Leading, Still Proceeding

Reluctant Gratitude (Revisited)

May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes the times and seasons. Daniel 2:20-21 HCSB (Today’s post was originally published on November 27, 2013. ) Basking in the company of old friends getting together for a long overdue Girls’ Night out, we laughed as we all … Continue reading Reluctant Gratitude (Revisited)

A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing

(This is a repost from May 14, 2012.  It is the most shared/pinned post of anything I’ve written which tells me there are many who are grieving over being childless not by choice. This Mother’s Day, may we keep these brokenhearted in our thoughts and prayers.) A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing … Continue reading A Prayer For The Owner Of The Empty Swing

Resented Rebukes

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. (Proverbs 3:1-12 NIV) Have you ever had a hard time rejoicing with those who rejoice? Felt disheartened when you heard someone else receive a complement? Suffered dejection … Continue reading Resented Rebukes

Streams in the Desert (Israel Chronicles–Part 2)

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.  Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV Today’s post is part 2 of the Israel Chronicles which is a series … Continue reading Streams in the Desert (Israel Chronicles–Part 2)

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 MSG)