Moving to a different house meant not only boxing my belongings—it also meant sorting them and either tossing or taking unneeded things to the thrift store. This was especially true about clothing. As I packed, I asked myself, “Does this garment truly fit me anymore? Do I like the color? Does it suit me?… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Stay?
At Missions Fest Edmonton in February, I’ll be teaching a workshop called “The Plight of Women in the World.” While preparing my material, I’ve read some stories that are enough to make one’s hair turn grey. It’s difficult to fathom the evil of mankind’s heart. My life is shamefully easy compared to millions of other… [ read more ]
Jesus — More Than a Sleeping Baby
My 2-year-old granddaughter, Anna, enjoys playing with her family’s Nativity scene. “Baby Jesus sleeping,” she says, pointing to the inch-long plastic figure lying in a wee manger. She picks it up, gives it a shake, drops it on the coffee table, and turns her attention to another toy. So much for toddler theology. Sadly, some… [ read more ]
Take Nehemiah’s Advice
Several days ago, a longtime American friend told me that her adult son had recently joined the military reserves. She shook her head and said, “I’m afraid of what might happen to him. Hopefully our world will become a more peaceful place because I really don’t want him to end up overseas.” I appreciated… [ read more ]
Leave Room for God
The credit for this post goes to My Utmost for His Highest. It fits the theme of being tuned in to God. Enjoy! (And whisper a prayer for me today – I’m enroute to Romania). As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him – to give God “elbow room.” We plan… [ read more ]
Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus
The disciples had fished all night and caught nothing. Surely they must have felt exhausted and defeated. But their discouragement didn’t last for long because – wonder of wonders – Jesus showed up and cooked breakfast on the beach for His buddies (John 21:1-13). What a glorious way to begin a new day! I love… [ read more ]
Fall or Flee?
My hero David fell. Why he wasn’t in battle with his men is anyone’s guess. Regardless, he rose from his afternoon nap and stepped outside to survey the city. And while he was there, he saw a knock-out gorgeous woman taking a bath on her rooftop. His gaze lingered, and his lust commandeered his brains…. [ read more ]
If you’ve done Precept Bible Studies, you know to pay attention to words that are repeated in close proximity. Such is the case with 2 Samuel 7:18-22, 28, 29. Over and over, David uses the title Sovereign Lord as he prays to God: “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed,… [ read more ]
"Serves Ya Right!"
“Serves ya right!” Have you ever said those words? I have – mostly to my siblings when they broke the family rules or got into trouble for picking on me when we were kids. Even now, as a grown woman, I admit I feel like spouting them when someone wrongs me and later falls into… [ read more ]
The Humble Prince
The Scriptures tell us a lot about King Saul and his reign. They tell us even more about David and his journey from the pasture to the palace. Squeezed between the two we find another character – Jonathan. Prince Jonathan, to be exact. He was Saul’s son, the rightful heir to the throne. But because… [ read more ]