So Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said— look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.” (more…)
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. —Proverbs 12:15
I was more than an hour from home in the boondocks on a story assignment. My maps app had gotten me there without issue, but the route required multiple turns onto unfamiliar roads for 20-some miles of the way, (more…)
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our blessings, but sometimes the holidays don’t bring to mind thoughts of abundance. They instead remind us of loss and want.
The empty chair that just a year ago was filled. That familiar (more…)
The morning hadn’t started out well for me. In my distraction, I raced through my Bible reading time at breakfast, even though I happened to be in my favorite chapter, Romans 8. So I left my Bible at the table, opened it again and lunch and prayed, “Lord, speak to my heart through Your word.” And boy, did He.
Here are eight (more…)
So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12
Lately – as in the past couple of years – I have trouble reconciling the image I see of myself in a photo with the image I always had in my mind – you know, the one whose size 3 clothing had (more…)