A Gentle Touch

“I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” John 4:17-18 The story of the woman at the well speaking to JesusContinue reading “A Gentle Touch”

Free At Last

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 There’s been a lot of talk (and screaming) about slavery the last few years.  Some people stating that relatives of people who were enslaved in the United States prior toContinue reading “Free At Last”

Back to Bethel

From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. Genesis 13:3-4 I heard a great sermon the other day about Genesis 13.  I love how God letsContinue reading “Back to Bethel”

Busy or Fruitful?

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:20 For much of my life I sought busyness.  If I wasn’t “doing” then I was not worthy.  It didn’t matter what that doing was, I just needed to do something.  When I quit working to be a stay at home mom my greatest fear was to be seenContinue reading “Busy or Fruitful?”

The Closing Door

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 It’s a strange conflict we humans live out – we all know that everything will die but we live as though we willContinue reading “The Closing Door”

Inside Jokes

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverb 21:9 You might be scratching your head with the verse today.  What does a marital fight have to do with praising God?  Well, the fight itself doesn’t.  But God’s view of it does.  The book of Proverbs has some pretty funnyContinue reading “Inside Jokes”

A Cotton Seed World

Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21 My BSGs are embarking on a newContinue reading “A Cotton Seed World”

God Is Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 IContinue reading “God Is Love”

Mr. Fixit

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Have you ever been in a difficult situation where you don’t want to be the one responsible for making the decision?  Somehow throughout myContinue reading “Mr. Fixit”

His Mysterious Ways

“Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”” John 13:7 In about ten weeks I’ll be a first time grandma.  And even though I’ve personally experienced the miracle of childbirth twice, I still find the whole thing a mystery.  When I look at an obviously pregnant woman it stillContinue reading “His Mysterious Ways”