One common, very intense emotion is fear. But God does not want us to live IN fear. Fear is useful for many situations in life. Fear of a wild animal or a hot fire is to act responsibly. However, the message all through the Bible is: “Fear not”! Instead of fearing life’s circumstances, we are … Continue reading Expecting
T his evening, I went out my backdoor and glanced around the corner of the house inspecting the sunset. I wanted to take it all in. Just a few hours earlier, our family was given some amazing news. And that impressive sunset held me spellbound reinforcing the presence of a relational God. There are so … Continue reading HE ANSWERED!
My devotional book has taken me on a journey with the recent entries emphasizing suffering. Suffering is a subject we like to avoid. But as Christ-followers, living in a broken world, it is inevitable. The question is, what will we do with our suffering? How will we handle it? The Apostle Paul wrote under the … Continue reading To Suffer without Discouragement
Last Christmas was agonizing as we stood by my brother’s wife encountering her last days on this earth! Enduring a hospital stay over Christmas, her cancer journey was soon coming to an end. She was able to see this year (2021) come into being and 24 days later, graduated to her eternal reward. It has … Continue reading Last Christmas
Growing up with siblings who would not believe His story until after the resurrection, He Chose to Love! Preaching to men and women who would turn their back on Him, He chose to love! Discipling a group of misfits who constantly misspoke, He chose to love! Calling as one of “The Twelve,” “the One” who … Continue reading The Best Gift!
Previously written in 2017 when we just had one grandchild. Since that time God has blessed us with more. We are so thankful for how He has chosen to add to our growing family not only through the birthing process but also adoption and fostering. And now we wait in anticipation for the seventh’s birth next month!
Since becoming totally immersed into grand-parenting, I have wondered about a character from Bible days who is not mentioned or named. No limelight or recognition of a life lived with fanfare. No books embellished with her grand-parenting skills. But this woman has grown in great respect in my mind. I wonder what she was like. Did she beam with pride when she learned her daughter had been chosen to carry the Messiah in her womb? Did she beam with pride knowing she would be the Lord of the Universe’s grandmother? Did she beam with pride that the King of King’s would sit at her table? Or, did she feel the sting of friends and family turning their backs? Did she feel the weight of gossiping lips that targeted her pregnant unwed daughter? Did she feel the ostracism of those who failed to believe? Did she herself struggle to believe? I…
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He stepped down from the pristine perfection and beauty of heaven, the constant presence of the Father, and the full resources of unlimited power and glory. Choosing to live among the sinful and broken, He denied His divine privileges and submitted to an earthly father and mother. Shouldering the weight of humanity, he bowed to … Continue reading HE STEPPED DOWN
Eight days ago, an accident changed our plans! We planned to spend Christmas in Louisiana with my side of the family. We were due to leave 2 days after the accident occurred. Many things this year did not transpire as we had planned or even had hoped. Two of our children had surgery, unexpectedly. Our … Continue reading Immanuel; It’s no accident: The Lord is with us!
And, Christmas time is here again! Which means the Christmas decorations have been rummaged through and placed in noteworthy positions in the home, parties penciled in on the calendar, and Christmas vacations arranged. Yet, I find peace and joy not in the activity of the season but in the stillness of positioning myself in a … Continue reading Join the Genealogy of Life
Have you seen a Hallmark movie where the leading character needs to gain a bit of perspective, so a messenger is sent to help him find his way, and with a blow to his head he finds himself in a new life? But time is running out; will he learn the lesson before it’s too … Continue reading “AN APPARENT SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION IN PERCEIVED SOUND” in ~ real time ~ for the New Year!