protection – God watches over me

Today I’ll meditate on God’s promise of protection as found in Psalm 91: (The Message Bible) 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly…

traditional cinnamon rolls

Happy New Year 2017 Today is about doing absolutely nothing. Well…watching college football and serving up the traditional food of love that is all prepared and waiting in the freezer. For me that equates to “nothing.” It’s surprising how simple the preparations are, too. Our traditional New Year’s Day breakfast has always been: One Hour Cinnamon…

protection – does God promise it?

The Lord says.. I will guide you on the best pathway for your life.. I will advise you and watch over you..Psalm 32:8 In the 21st century our world has become a much darker and more dangerous place. In 2017 – on social media, on the news stands and on the television – celebrities reign…

it’s about diligence

Our family enjoys the fun and refreshment of water slides and lazy rivers. At most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full, the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike wait…

The Word of His Grace

I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able…But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for…

calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you abundant Grace and Peace this month and in the coming…

staying young

Today as we finished up the study of Job’s life, as written by Pastor Chuck Swindoll, he touched on something near and dear to my heart: staying young. In an earlier post I mentioned a few things we practice that help to keep us close to the position we believe God intends for his more…

not satisfied yet

Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.…

big enough?

For the past few weeks, along with our Bible chapters, we’ve been reading Chuck Swindoll’s daily devotions based in the book of Job. Because the “Insight” web page only shows 90 days at a time, we’ve printed out a few that spoke directly to our circumstances, knowing they would be gone all too soon. I’ve…

it’s not about me

God answered Job  our of the whirlwind… God is prominent and preeminent. He is majestic in His power, magnificent in His person, and marvelous in His purposes. How refreshing to step back into the shadows of our own insignificance and give full attention to the greatness of our God! It’s all about Him! How unlike…

a whole new fire

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 Fan the Flame Have you ever watched a fire begin to burn down to the point that all you have left are coals? It looks as though there is no…