He Will Provide

Lessons from Cherith The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 We had come to Colorado after receiving the news – my mother-in-law’s constant bowel pain was the result of peritoneal cancer, a rare and deadly disease.  She had never fully recovered from her bout with uterine cancerContinue reading “He Will Provide”

I Will

So her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. Matthew 1:19 We left off our study of new beginnings with a cliff hanger of sorts.  There sat Jonah on a hill wishing he were dead.  And God reminding Jonah that He cares for all people ofContinue reading “I Will”

How Dare You?

This is a short story about a little girl.  A girl without a name.  A Jewish slave girl, taken captive by the Syrians 1000’s of years ago.  But first, let me tell you about another little girl, one who few have heard of yet recently saved so many. In 2004, 10-year-old Tilly Smith was vacationing on a beachContinue reading “How Dare You?”

Jesus

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. Luke 1:35 Dear God, I wanted to write to you today and thank you for the amazing gift you gave me and all ofContinue reading “Jesus”

Tears

But while he was still a long way off his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.  Luke 15:20 I know the text doesn’t say it but I can only imagine the tears flowing from the father and mother inContinue reading “Tears”

Celebrations

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  John 2:1-2 Today is my birthday!  I’m not embarrassed to say I have reached the ripe age of 57 because, to be honest, it’s with the grace of God I’ve made itContinue reading “Celebrations”

Salvation

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 It seems there’s a lot of talk these days about “end times.”  Since the world received the words of Christ about eternal salvation and His return, people of all centuries have determined “this is it.”  And although IContinue reading “Salvation”

Our Elegant World

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Genesis 2:9 Some time ago I set about trying to change myself completely.  I told my friendsContinue reading “Our Elegant World”

She Counsels with Truth + Love

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 “We are pretty much the only hope that God has for reaching people who need him.” Joyce Meyer On a recent visit with my daughterContinue reading “She Counsels with Truth + Love”

Laying By The Pool

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”  At once, the man was cured. John 5:8 “Lord Jesus, I offer myself for Your people.  In any way.  Any place.  Any time.” Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place I was reading recently about what it meant that Jesus called Himself a humble servant of God.  ToContinue reading “Laying By The Pool”