How Many Kings

My clock radio awakened me with a song I’d never heard before: “How Many Kings.” I laid still, mesmerized by the words. Once I began working on my computer that morning, I found the link to the original video performed by Downhere. As I watched the lead singer pour...

Broken Bones and Hospitals

My great niece Piper and I, and her friend Val, were enjoying a girls’ day together. We’d been to my nail salon for their manicure and had wandered in and out of various stores in Orlando’s Fashion Square Mall. After grabbing a quick lunch, we finished our shopping at...

Lifting Lonely Hearts

Do you sometimes feel alone, lonely, forgotten? God knows your heart, understands your longing, and invites your honest prayers. He desires your companionship, and He knows how to fill up your empty spaces. Some years ago, I watched God unfold His loving plan for someone dear to my heart:...

A Christmas Letter to Jesus

Jesus, when You were born, You weren’t just baby Jesus. You were so much more. The prophet Isaiah announced: A Child will be born to us. A Son will be given to us. And His Name—Your name—will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Who You...

A Matter of Time

“God isn’t bound by time.” Ron’s reminder cleared the confusion our group encountered during a recent Bible study. He added, “God knows and understands everything that has happened, everything that is happening, and everything that will happen. He is in control across all time and all space.” God is...

Unexpected Breakthrough

Sometimes breakthrough is a process. The woodpecker doesn’t stop to worry about what the other birds think about them, it just does what it is designed to do. ~ Sammy Robinson When I read this quote in the blog of my friend, Elizabeth Horbelt,* the words reminded me of...

The Empty Tomb

The three women went quickly to the tomb with cloth-wrapped spices in their arms to anoint the body of their friend and Master, Jesus (Mark 15). Wondering how they would remove the stone themselves, they were shocked to see it already rolled away. Uncertain what they’d find, they entered...

Stretching Our Faith

“I want to do that, Lord, but I don’t know how.” Have you ever expressed these words to God when faced with a task beyond your ability? Why do we so quickly forget that when God gives us an unexpected idea, or challenges us to try something new, or...

Loving the Outcasts

Wherever Jesus walked, he always noticed the outcasts, the ones shunned by society for reasons completely out of their control. His love and compassion compelled Him to heal and restore each person. One day Jesus decided to sail to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. And...