Two-Edged Sword

This was written about my husband’s battle with cancer some years ago.  A battle that ended in victory for him! For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Ever had the nightmare of waiting on test results from a biopsy? Or blood tests? Or any other diagnostic test?  We had that opportunity – waiting on the myriad of tests done on my husband. The … Continue reading Two-Edged Sword

Good King, Bad King

I read the Bible for the first time in 1983. I was a brand new Christian and wanted to see what God had to say for Himself. I started at Genesis and read through to Revelation. It took about 3 months. When I closed the book I lay my head down and cried. I grew up in a Presbyterian Church. We went on Sunday mornings and almost every other time the doors were open. I remember a lot of things but I don’t remember learning anything about God. I am sure He was mentioned but I’m just saying, for me, … Continue reading Good King, Bad King

Repeating Decimals? Could You Please Repeat That?

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Matthew 22:29 Our son was homeschooled, which means we were his teachers.  Some days that was great and others, well, let’s say less than great.  Our last less than great day was one where he encountered converting repeating decimals into fractions.  I can honestly say that in my multiple decades here on earth that I have never had to use that.  And if I ever needed it, I could google the answer way faster than trying to figure it out. So much … Continue reading Repeating Decimals? Could You Please Repeat That?

Detour Ahead

   For I believe God. Acts 27:25 Traversing from point A to point B should be easy enough. Should be, but we all know that this straight-line trajectory isn’t always so easy. Even with GPS, we can still find ourselves heading the wrong way. Sometimes detours are just a misunderstanding of directions and other times the path is blocked by things beyond our control. Detours happen. Unannounced, unplanned, unwarranted. This happened to Paul and the people on board the ship with him when they encountered a storm so terrible it “blotted out the sun and the stars, until at last … Continue reading Detour Ahead

Who You Gonna Call?

People with their minds set on you,     you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet,     because they keep at it and don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it     because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. Isaiah 26:3 No matter where we turn right now, news of the coronavirus pandemic has filled the airways. There’s Google and the neighbor next door, and the man at work (for those that are still working), and the latest report on the news. Everyone has a report, everyone has an opinion as to how well our government has handled this … Continue reading Who You Gonna Call?

Remember?

Remember the day when we first met?  I do.  I remember the sunshine and the sound of the creek as it rolled by.  I remember your tears.  I saw your pain, your confusion.  You lost all hope that day, remember? But you called out to me, remember that?  You called out through the tears.  Your words were barely audible, but I heard them. And when you were out of words and out of tears remember how I held you? Remember the peace we shared that day – sweet, heavy, lingering?  Did you hear the angels in heaven rejoicing that day?  I … Continue reading Remember?

A Special Secret

A Special Secret I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation … Philippians 4: 12 Paul didn’t have a particularly easy life. The trajectory of his life may not have gone the way he planned. Maybe he thought following Christ would make his life easier. I mean, don’t we think that at times? Paul was in jail as he wrote this letter, facing probable death if he wasn’t released. He could have twiddled his thumbs, he could have slept the day away, complained, grumbled, started riots or felt sorry for himself or gotten angry at God and indignant … Continue reading A Special Secret