And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 Once when we were driving to the river for a swim, I caught bits and pieces of a conversation that my son and his friend were having in the back seat. What I heard went like this: Khris: When I used to live over here, I would walk there every day for Happy Hour. Happy Hour was from 2:00 – 5:00. John: Yeah, I’ve been here for Happy Hour. Khris: They really have some good drinks here. At this point, I am ready to slam … Continue reading Happy Hour
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my Word to perform it”. Jeremiah 1:12 God doesn’t give His word lightly. He doesn’t make promises and then change His mind. I have learned the hard way how difficult it can be to keep promises. My son reminds me from time to time of promises I’ve made that have slipped my mind. They don’t slip his mind, let me tell you. He definitely watches over my word to see me perform it. I am held accountable for what I promised and I have learned … Continue reading Watch Those Promises
Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe in His word, but grumbled in their tents; they did not listen to the voice of the Lord. Psalm 106: 24-25 These verses come shortly behind the verses listing how God delivered the Israelites at the Red Sea, and then they quickly forgot His works and began murmuring about eating manna everyday. In response, God provided quail for literally millions of people. They feasted on quail and soon enough forgot God their savior and made a molten image of a calf to worship. A calf who did not make the … Continue reading A Molten Calf – Really?
And he (her husband) said, “Why will you go to him (the prophet) today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath?” And she said, “It will be well.” II Kings 4:23 We aren’t told her name. Only that she was a Shunnamite and had no child. Elisha the prophet told her she would have a child and sure enough, she did. The story tells us that when the child was grown, he developed a headache and died in his mother’s lap. She laid the boy on Elisha’s bed and set out to find the prophet. She told her … Continue reading It Will Be Well
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me; Your consolations delight my soul. Psalm 94:19 I’d like to say that I am breezing through this COVID-19 with joy and grace and peace, but alas, that’s not true. Oh, sometimes, it is. Maybe even most of the time. But often, in the wee hours of the morning when sleep has once again evaded me because of this pandemic, my thoughts become anxious and they multiply within me. Thoughts like when God when, why God why and please God tell me how to get through this. When my brain is filled with … Continue reading Anxious Thoughts