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Surrounded by God’s Presence

  You, my friend, are surrounded by God’s presence. Some days, your thoughts might tell you otherwise, but don’t believe them. Instead, hold onto the promise found in —”Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, both now and forever.” The Cambridge English dictionary defines surround as “to be everywhere around… [ read more ]

5 Promises to Remember When Bad News Comes

Bad news came to my inbox this week: Someone’s 14-year-old daughter went missing. A husband relapsed into drug addiction. A personal friend landed in ICU on a ventilator. Another friend was diagnosed with dementia. Jesus knows how easily we can lose heart when bad news comes our way. Perhaps that’s why He said, “Don’t let… [ read more ]

Sitting in God’s Waiting Room

Sitting in God’s waiting room is not an easy thing to do. Patience wears thin after a time, and our human bent starts tapping its toe. C’mon, c’mon already! Bring my prodigal home. Restore my marriage. Provide finances to pay the bills. Heal my body. Give me clear direction for the big decision looming. Fix… [ read more ]

Living in Awe of God

“Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.” ( NLT). Sailor-Man and I left home early Thursday morning for yet another road trip. The wind blew and the rain pelted our car for the… [ read more ]

The Waggle Dance, Bowling, and Humanity’s Depravity

Join me for a guest blog today by Kathy Howard, author of the newly released “Deep Rooted: Growing Through the Book of Romans.” She shares a biblical reminder about the scope of God’s love and the depth of man’s depravity.   I know more about bees than I need to. Our friend Stan, who our… [ read more ]

Choosing Joy on the Journey

Choosing joy is easier said than done when our life’s journey takes twists and turns as plentiful as the Rocky Mountain road on which Sailor-Man and I are traveling today. We’ve covered these miles many times in the past 40 years. Today’s trip seems one of the easiest because the weather is more like summer… [ read more ]

Be on Guard When Life Takes a Detour

What does it mean to be on guard when life takes a detour? Eight months after receiving “guard” as my focus word for 2022, I’m beginning to appreciate its relevance to my life in ways I hadn’t imagined. “Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong,” says (NLT). In times past,… [ read more ]

3 Truths About the Hard Places of Life

No one enjoys the hard places of life, but sometimes they’re the richest. Genesis 28 tells the story of Jacob traveling to his uncle Laban’s home. This wasn’t a joy ride. He was running from his twin brother who wanted to kill him for stealing his blessing. () One night, Jacob set up camp and… [ read more ]

God Always Keeps His Promises

Someone once said that promises are made to be broken. Sadly, we live in a society where many people believe this is true. Promises are made, promises are broken, and people end up hurt. Aren’t you glad that God doesn’t operate that way? We never have to put a guard around our heart lest He… [ read more ]