Resurrection Life

The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord,In every star Thy wisdom shines;But when our eyes behold Thy Word,We read Thy name in fairer lines.–Isaac Watts The beauty of the whole earth testifies of its Creator.  This week we watched a documentary on dolphins, and the colorful, unique designs found in the depths of the ocean sparkedContinue reading “Resurrection Life”

Paralyzed or Propelled?

“Faith is the foot of the soul by which it can march along the road of the commandments.  With faith I can do all things; without faith I shall neither have the inclination or the power to do anything in the service of God.”  Spurgeon, Morning, March 7th. Now faith is the substance of thingsContinue reading “Paralyzed or Propelled?”

Praying Through April

To pray is the greatest thing we can do: and to do it well there must be calmness, time, and deliberation… E.M. Bounds Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shallContinue reading “Praying Through April”

The Master’s Garden

Winter’s final frost gave way to the gentle rains of spring, and the Master gardener surveyed one particular bush with careful scrutiny.  Yes, this one showed sign of needed refreshing.  Criss-crossing boughs grew in every direction.  With practiced eye, His shears snipped away at the offending branches one by one.  Finally, the little bush couldContinue reading “The Master’s Garden”

Elisha’s Spring

On our travels in Israel, we came to Elisha’s Spring in Jericho, the oldest city in the world, as the sign boldly proclaimed.  The water pouring through the spring looked refreshing and felt delightful on our feet in the dry, mid-afternoon heat.  Written in the mosaic was the story from 2 Kings 2:19-22.  The placementContinue reading “Elisha’s Spring”

Legacy’s Thread

Her face lit up whenever she saw me, usually in the hallway at church or during our Sunday School class.  Her husband taught the young married class and she took on the role of church encourager.  She always had a blessing to share, an encouraging word to dispense, a thankful word at the tip ofContinue reading “Legacy’s Thread”

Jehovah Shalom

Elohim, Yahweh, Jehovah, Adonai, El-Shaddai, El-Roi, El-Olam, Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Sabaoth—these are just a few of the introductions God made to His saints throughout the Old Testament. It is a thrill to discover more of the Creator God as reveals Himself  throughout the pages of His Word.     The divine attributesContinue reading “Jehovah Shalom”

Helping the Help Meet

At one point, several years back, March was recognized as “Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month.” October traditionally celebrates our pastors for their sacrifice and care for our families in the most significant times of our lives. For our family, we have had a pastor present when we decided to follow Christ, when one of us hasContinue reading “Helping the Help Meet”

A Kansas Song

Hues of purple, orange, and fireAlight the western sky.Every stroke of Artist brushBoasts boldly Thy creative eye. Prairie grasses wild and freeBow down their slender frame,As rushing winds assert their praiseAnd birds wing back refrain. Boughs of treetops high and lowWave in revelry;Each petaled flower from lowly groundLifts high its praise to Thee. Dull andContinue reading “A Kansas Song”