Be imitators of God…

 Only God can create a sunrise– Fall is the time of year that we have our most glorious sunrises, or perhaps they’re always glorious but I’m just not up to see them until the days shorten on both ends!  Whatever the case may be, as the morning breaks at the end of our valley and […]

This battle for faith

I love the LORD because he hears and answers my prayers.  Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!—Pray without ceasing.  Use every piece of God’s armour to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm… truth, […]

Perfect Peace

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock—Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make […]

More than enough!

Everyone is invited to bring these offerings to the Lord: gold, silver, and bronze; blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen; goat hair for cloth; tanned ram skins and fine goatskin leather; acacia wood; olive oil…spices…onyx stones…—So all the people left Moses and went to their tents to prepare their gifts.  If their hearts were […]

The God who chases us

[Of fish and other means of being made willing to do God’s will…]  “Jonah and the Whale” by Pieter Lastman (1583-1633) We are getting ready this week for a family houseboat adventure, the likes of which we have not had since our firstborn graduated and was on the brink of leaving home…Fitting conclusion to a […]