Posts Tagged ‘ hope ’

Waiting is Good?

15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:26 Jeremiah, the weeping prophet wrote these words. And they come after he expresses his own soul’s trembling  anguish. He reminds himself of the Lord’s mercies, and concludes with these powerful words.  What struck me is his assertion […]


God Surprises

8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

I was at a Wycliffe Associates event out in Phoenix this past week end. Almost 200 people attended the event. On the first evening I was a table host for eight people. Only four seats were  taken as we prayed and began the meal. Then I saw a couple approaching. I looked up to greet […]


Celebrating 44 Years

1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

Well I turned a year older last week. I often joke with my kids when they wake up on the morning of their birthdays, “Wow! Do you feel a year older? You look a whole year older!” to which they merely roll their eyes and smile. I’d prefer not to look a whole year older […]


What do you do when you’re afraid?

17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently Roman and I were having a conversation about fear. We have memorized several verses on the topic so as I addressed those, Roman blurted out, “You can’t tell me it’s all going to be OK because I believe God! I mean it’s all over the Bible—stories of people who got hurt even though they […]


Don’t Kill Your Own Messiah

3rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

I just finished a course on New Testament interpretation. As I studied the four gospels I was continually amazed at the evidence that Jesus was the Messiah promised by the Old Testament prophets. But I was equally stunned by the stubborn rejection of his people. John so poetically notes, “He came unto his own, and […]


God Loves Me So Much

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Joel was scheduled to have neck surgery yesterday. The plan was to implant an electrical impulse unit into his neck that would basically tell the nerves to quit sending pain signals. It is a surgery his team of doctors, and pain management professionals have recommended as the last course of action they can offer that […]


A Love for His Word

17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Boarding a plane in Chicago, is pretty routine for me by now. Fifteen hours at 30,000 feet is almost mundane. Curling into a tiny ball, positioning my head against the concave form of the window and drifting off to sleep is no longer an impossible challenge.  I have become adept to this kind of travel […]


Blessed is she…

27th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” These are the words of Elizabeth, full of the Holy Spirit, spoken to Mary as she arrived to visit. Imagine this greeting! What an affirmation it must have  been to Mary’s heart. Scripture does not give us a clear timeline, […]


Waiting with Expectation–Reflections on Micah

19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“But thou, Bethlehem Ehpratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”—Micah, prophet of the Lord in Judah,  ca. 700BC Micah expected a Savior. Nearly 700 years […]


Thankful

21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahh….my favorite holiday is just around the corner! I wait all year for this day. As a child my love for Thanksgiving was born. Our American History teacher brought to life the struggles of our pioneering forefathers, who through toil and loss, found great hope in the God they followed. The stories of their first […]