Stand by Me

Acts 23:11 The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” I love the words here: “The Lord stood by him.”  God “stood by” Paul both literally and figuratively.  Paul was in the midst … [Read more…]

Running with a Purpose

I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure. Those words, made famous by Scottish runner Eric Liddell in the movie “Chariots of Fire” don’t begin to describe me.  While I do believe that God made me for a purpose, I can’t … [Read more…]

The Doorpost

Smee:  I’ve just had an apostrophe. Captain Hook:  I think you mean an epiphany. Smee:  [gestures his fingers to his head] Lightning has just struck my brain. Captain Hook:  Well, that must hurt. One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies, Hook.  But it does explain what happened to me this week … [Read more…]

When Life Hands You Lemons…

You make lemonade, of course. But if you’re a true entrepeneur, capitalist, or overachiever, you then sell that sweet-tangy nectar at your very own lemonade stand! This summer, as part of our Brownie program for Girl Scouts, our troop was supposed to choose a project to make our community a better place.  Note the use … [Read more…]

Ending the Drought

Isaiah 44:3  For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4  They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. What a refreshing promise for us during this time of drought!  … [Read more…]

Pointing the Way

Isaiah 40:3  A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending chapel at Dallas Theological Seminary.  It’s a once a year opportunity for me, a privilege I enjoy because of my father’s legacy.  As hard … [Read more…]

Gut Reaction

I was reading in Isaiah 37-38 today and two events really struck me: Isaiah 37:14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.15 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord… and Isaiah 38:1 In those days Hezekiah became … [Read more…]