A Safe Place?

King Saul pursued David, who was hiding from him in the strongholds of the woods. It was a circular chase, with Saul on one side of the mountain and David on the other. They were going round and round as David made haste to get away from Saul’s men encircling him. Then came a messenger Read More …

Cotton Mouth?

Early in recovery, it was not easy for me to trust anyone, much less God. The slogan “I can’t, but God can” was anathema to me. Thankfully, God knew how I was wired and urged me to take the cotton out of my ears and put it into my mouth. Doing that opened me to Read More …

Why Sing?

Every week, I share something in a Goodreads group called Snippets that Inspire. This post is from a book by Richard Russo called A Healing Touch: True Stories of Life, Death and Hospice where Monica Wood describes singing for people who know they are dying: But really, there is something about music, even in a place Read More …

A Way Through?

After Christ died on the Cross, the centurion saw the torn curtain in the temple and glorified Jesus by saying, “Truly, this Man was the Son of God!” The Gospels do not detail the steps that led the him to this revelation, but it’s clear that he’d realized something marvelous. A stairway to heaven? A Read More …

Turning Away?

Did Jesus turn away the little children? Or grown-ups? Did He have pre-requisites that had to be learned before He could help? Did He turn anyone away? Does He now? Chime in if you care to share if you are hearing an Answer to this question.

No Way?

Got a good reminder this morning about the difference between a path full of thorns and a highway. In Proverbs 15, the phrase “hedge of thorns” appears (as it also does early in Hosea). It’s not that God’s Way will be easy, but it will be clear. When I am facing an array of possible Read More …

Answered Prayers?

I have recently taken to writing down specific prayers for which I need answers, even the littlest things. The other day (when I couldn’t find a prescription my doctor had handwritten months ago), I rummaged through my folders and files in vain. I simply could not find it. My husband found his quickly, so I Read More …

Heavy-Handed?

In the Old Testament, we see what happened when the Philistines took the ark of God to their house of worship and set it before their statue of Dagon. First, they found their god fallen on its face before the ark of the Lord; then they found it broken in pieces. “His Hand is toward Read More …