The Doxology

  In spite of the hopeful nature of my previous post, in general I am an anxious person. I stress over things way beyond my control. It’s something the Lord and I have been working on for many years. So when Coronavirus hit the level of closures, I had to find a way to keep […]

At the Cross (Love Ran Red) by Chris Tomlin

At the Cross (Love Ran Red) by Chris Tomlin

Do you ever get a worship tune stuck in your head? I mean you wake up singing it. You go to bed singing it. You find the words your companion through your menial tasks of the day. This actually happens to me quite a bit. But I really sit up and take notice when one […]

Watering the Mustard Seed

Watering the Mustard Seed

I’ve been thinking a lot about faith lately. It started in my Bible reading, of course. And then it has been an ongoing discussion with one of my prayer partners, who also writes and leads Bible studies. I even started a notebook of all the different places where word searches have taken me in Scripture, […]

For Glory and For Beauty

For Glory and For Beauty

I don’t know how many times I read through the book of Exodus as we all do, skimming the eye-crossing details of the tabernacle, the things that don’t quite make sense to us in our day and age and culture. Or jumping from highlight to highlight as if marking off the inventory list. Yep, all […]

Sacrifices–With Joy

Sacrifices–With Joy

Ever have a phrase jump out at you from Scripture? Not even a whole verse, but more than one word? I was reading along in Psalm 27, a psalm I’ve read so very many times, when a phrase from verse 6 leapt off the page:  Sacrifices with shouts of joy.  That living and active sword […]

Restored (The Grindstone Song) by Cheri Keaggy

Restored (The Grindstone Song) by Cheri Keaggy

I heard Cheri Keaggy sing this song at a conference a few years ago. I immediately bought it. Every time I listen to it, it encourages me. For who of us hasn’t been in this place–“living against the grindstone, where nothing is sure but the Lord”? If we aren’t today, we were yesterday or we […]

The Most Dangerous Song on My Phone

Yes, I’m one of “those” drivers. When I’m alone, I stave off the stress of traffic by cranking up the music and singing loud. Most of the time it’s a harmless past time, helping me navigate the other cars and keep my own insecurities at bay. Unless my playlist or shuffle ends up on one […]