Living a Hidden Life

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” – Colossians 3:3 NIV We died to our old ways, but have we forgotten to live with the assurance of a life hidden with Christ?     We are hidden.  Not because of shame, indifference, or malice, but for safety, protection, and […]


 “There, they nailed him to the cross.”  John 19:18 NLT   Small reminders grab us hard sometimes—don’t they?   It was farther up ahead.  Not discernable, but definitely didn’t blend in with its’ surroundings.  As we got closer, the object came clearer—as if being focused by a lens.  The stroll along the water would produce […]

A Lesson on Fear

“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” – Isaiah 35:3-4 NIV   We were having a great trip.  The kind those perfect scrapbook pages are […]


“In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”  Matthew 18:14 NIV     We grabbed a cart near the front entrance and entered the bowels of Costco.  It was a treat to have my husband along since it was a last minute decision […]

Let the Rain Come Down

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. – Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV Growing up in Central New York, I saw my fair share of rainy days.  Sometimes the rain-soaked clouds hung around for days, until it looked like umbrellas, slickers and […]

Cankles and Oak Trees

I have been cursed with cankles.   I quickly learned of this term ages ago when I couldn’t find my ankles to save my soul.  I looked high and low, but there wasn’t an anklebone to be found.  My long legs go straight from my knees to my toes with no definition in between.  Hence […]


      “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses.  Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.  Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” Deuteronomy 30:19  NIV (emphasis, mine)   Oh Lord, come close […]

Morning Praises

“And each morning and evening they stood before the LORD to sing songs of thanks and praise to him.”  1Chronicles 23:30 NLT   A morning prayer…Would you like to join me?   Good morning Jesus!  As I awake and open the coverings of my windows, I sing your name above all names. Thank you for […]