I am counting on the LORD

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on Him.  I have put my hope in His word…—Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden […]

Let the Joy Begin!

What’s at the bottom of your Joy? When victory is sweet, when crises are resolved, when good things happen and God’s hand is made evident, JOY is natural.  The Old Testament makes much of celebrating victories.  Annual feasts were part of the Law of God for His people.  “Celebrate!” was a command.  With good reason. […]

We had hoped…

We had hoped the waters would part and we would skip across  on dry land, the case happily closed with all our wishes granted by a wise judge. It was not to be.  Not because we did not pray, not because we had not prepared, not because we weren’t trusting God to supply for our […]

Digging up treasure…

I’m home this week from a trip with my sister to visit my folks and get some gears turning toward a move from their beloved Alaska home to somewhere a little nearer family.  Among the myriad of business items were some moments spent sifting through memorabilia… One afternoon I dug in a musty box in […]

The practice of waiting…

A raven alights in the tallest pine outside my window to survey the snowy landscape.  This descendant of Noah’s raven reminds me that the people of God have had long practice in waiting.  My wait for spring to banish winter’s white is nothing compared to what Noah’s wife must have felt cooped up in God’s […]