How’s Your Rope?

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!” “BecauseContinue reading “How’s Your Rope?”

What’s Your Paper Trail Look Like?

For we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]— 2 Corinthians 5:7 Amplified Bible For our light and momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory that is far beyond comparison. So we fix our eyes not on whatContinue reading “What’s Your Paper Trail Look Like?”

Because You Prayed

Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “Because you have prayed to Me …” The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Isaiah 37:21a NASB     James 5:16a NASB In the middle of the crisis, it just didn’t occur to me. Busily making decisions and finding solutions as I dealt with the realityContinue reading “Because You Prayed”

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Thankfulness

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits— Psalm 103: 1-2 AMPC Beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.Continue reading “Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Thankfulness”

Strength for the Weary One

Encourage the exhausted, strengthen the weary, say to those with an anxious heart, “Take courage. Fear not.” He gives strength to the weary and to him who lacks might (strength), He increases power. God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Isaiah 35:3-4a   Isaiah 40:29   Psalm 46:1   NASB It’s been said that most of us can endureContinue reading “Strength for the Weary One”

When “Giving Thanks” isn’t so Easy

Through Him, therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.    Hebrews 13:15 AMP In every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is theContinue reading “When “Giving Thanks” isn’t so Easy”

Salsa and Life

“Lord, do You not care…?” Luke 10:40 ESV (38-42 for entire story) “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.”  Job 13:15 NKJV This year, our daughter’s small backyard garden produced a bumper tomato crop, so with great anticipation, we set aside an entire day for me to show her the finer points ofContinue reading “Salsa and Life”

That’s Impossible

This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “If this is impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be impossible in My eyes?” declares the LORD of Hosts. Zechariah 8:6 BSB He (Jesus) said, “The things impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27 BLBContinue reading “That’s Impossible”

By the Hand

 I took them by the hand and led them out of Egypt…  I will bring you up out of the suffering and oppression of Egypt … to a land flowing with milk and honey… Hebrews 8:9b AMPC    Exodus 3:17 AMP I love to walk hand in hand with my husband, whether we’re power-walking trails at a nearby park or strollingContinue reading “By the Hand”

So that…

As He passed along, He noticed a man blind from his birth. His disciples asked Him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?  Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed inContinue reading “So that…”