He Kept His Promise

  The day she was born, he held her using both hands. His right cupped under her delicate head and the left at her little feet. As in a Lion King moment, he raised her high up into the air, presenting his bundle of joy to the world.   As he lifted his tiny daughter, the […]

When God Turns Evil Into Good

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” – Genesis 50:20 ESV Most of us, at some time, have experienced betrayal, humiliation or hatred by someone we’ve known or loved.   Yet despite their harm we survived. Though we may stand today with hard-learned lessons in our pocket and […]


Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. – Proverbs 4:23 KJV It was a lousy day.   Words came from my mouth, piercing and punching at every turn.   I tried to fix the hurt they caused, but pain seemed to flow like a river between her […]

He Chooses to Pursue

“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life.” – Psalm 23:6 NLT Our kids loved to play chase when they were small.   “Catch me, Daddy!” they squealed as they pulled on my husband’s hand.   “Catch me if you can!”   And off they’d go. Two sets […]

When You Feel Stuck

“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” – John 10:9 ESV Sometimes you’ve got to put your hip into it.   My family and I just bought our own version of This Old House. A 1960 refurbished ranch nestled in […]

I See You…

The Lord looks from heaven; he sees all the sons of men. – Psalm 33:13 NKJV This is me. Every glaring fault, and every moment when I embrace the idea that I’m really God’s child. They may be your’s too. When I feel naked and exposed before Him, I cry at the ugliness still raging […]

The Door

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” – John 10:9 NKJV  by Elaine Tietz   A tour of Israel. A life-long dream come true. Bible stories coming to life. Walking where Jesus walked. Getting baptized in the Jordan. In a boat […]

Lord, Remember Me…

“Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me.” – 1 Samuel 1:11 NIV I sat on my bedroom floor praying into the darkness with tears streaming down my face.   Lord, please don’t let their words be true. Vindicate me. Let me prove them wrong! So long we’ve tried, […]