“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” ~...Read More
A song in the wind whistled through the pines. Looking up, I took in the majesty of a September sky. I could hear the wind’s song — like a melody played on the strings of a violin. Soft and low. Its moan reflected the cry in my heart — the need for peace and reassurance. I needed to recognize God’s abiding presence.
As pavement transitioned to gravel, and pastureland spread wide, three bluebirds swooped low, crossing my path.Read More
Lord, my hope is found in You. This I know and I rely upon — You remain faithful. My heart is holding onto hope, but I’m fighting to keep my grip from slipping.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You promise to deliver us from them all. Fiery trials are on every side, uncertain futures frighten me.Read More
When I consider the ways of God, I often think about His grace – what difference does the grace of God make in my life?
Recently, we awoke to cool mountain air. Rain peppered down on earth parched by two weeks of a hot late summer. The air felt fresh. Birds sang, praising their Creator for the refreshing rain.Read More
Streams in the Desert lay open next to my Bible, its pages dog-eared and underlined, with scribbled notes in margins after years of repeated use. This is my seventh year pouring over these life-changing words, and yet this sweet devotional spoke fresh to me again this morning. I had to ask myself, “Why should I thank God for my thorns?”
George Matheson, the well-known blind preacher of Scotland once said, ‘My dear God, I have never thanked You for my thorns … ‘Read More
Lord, You are my strength and my song. In the night seasons, You come to me and the light of Your glory permeates my darkness and settles my soul. Your presence is so real to me — Your love so palpable.
Why am I discouraged? Why is my soul disquieted within me, weary from a steady stream of events in this fallen world?Read More