Some people are like canvas, their lives taking shape as God paints His vision upon them. Some are like clay on the potters wheel, being molded by His loving hands into a vessel He can use for His Glory. Some are like wood, being carved into a glorious shape that He can use for His … Continue reading The Master’s Touch
God knows what's going on, and what a mess this world is in!! Illness, disease, earthquakes, fires, and the man-made conflicts and trials all over the world. If there was ever a need - or perhaps more correctly - once again - we are called to remember the Sovereignty of God, His Holiness, Grace, and … Continue reading The Month of Elul
Everone knows what a bucket list is; that list of things you want to do before you "kick the bucket." A movie a few years ago with that name starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson was a rather irreverent view of dying on one hand, but a realistic view on the other. (As of this … Continue reading Bucket List (No, I’m not dying—yet)
Billy Graham told the story about a man walking who came upon the site of a newly constructed cathedral. The stone mason was busy at a work bench shaping the last piece, the piece that went on the very top of the spire. The man inquired about what the mason was doing. “Well,” he replied, … Continue reading Fitting In
In 1861 Julia Ward Howe, wife of a government official, wrote a poem for Atlantic Monthly for five dollars. The magazine called it, Battle Hymn of the Republic. The music may be by William Steffe. Mine eyes have seen the glory Of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage Where the … Continue reading His Day IS Coming!
The first snow of the season has come and gone. Although most of it has melted, looking out at the trees and evergreen shrubs, you can still see snow in the branches and leaves where the sun has not reached it and it’s not warm enough to completely melt it. While it gives sort of … Continue reading STAND
This past week I have been discouraged. Tired of the constant barrage of "bad news" around the world from the pandemic to the protesters to the riots. Conflicting reports of what happens, who said what, predictions of both good and bad in the economy. It's been getting to me, along with some personal trials and … Continue reading Saved Alone