Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD … Continue reading A Still, Small Voice
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, EQUIPPED for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 By nature, I’m a curious person. You know the type - the one who’s always asking questions that begin with … Continue reading I am Equipped
"These aren't my people." It broke my heart to hear that my father had spoken those words. He knew he didn't belong in the nursing home where he had been for the last weeks of his life. The doctors' diagnosis of cancer and Alzheimer's was a crushing blow to me, and to see him struggle trying to discern … Continue reading I Am a Citizen
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17 Hey, girl ... yeah, you ... sitting there in your misery with that sad, dejected look on … Continue reading I Am Desired
Writing about my favorite Bible verse isn't hard from the standpoint of writing but choosing one single verse is hard. Every verse leads to another and then to another. But if I have to pick just one favorite verse, I think it would have to be ... James 4:7 - “So submit to [the authority … Continue reading Choosing One Verse is Hard – Liz Masoner
Dictonary.com defines the word hopeless as “providing no hope; beyond optimism or hope; desperate”. While this definition sounds depressing at best, I’d venture to say, we’ve all felt at one time or another that we’re at the end of our rope, as if there’s no hope in sight, no way out … desperate even by … Continue reading Where Does Your Hope Come From?
She was the exact opposite of what an educator, an influencer of young minds should be; my 12th grade English/Lit teacher. She had so much power to shape the character of the students she taught, yet she chose to tear them down rather than build them up. The only way to avoid her class was … Continue reading Jezebel Taught 12th Grade English/Lit – Part 2
The line streched down the long green hall. It was the last day of the fall semester and every student who had just finished 12th grade English/Lit was anxiously waiting to find out if they'd passed. A two word response is all that would be granted. Failure meant repeating her class. Fear gripped me and I held my breath … Continue reading Jezebel Taught 12th Grade English/Lit – Part 1
I imagine she was the woman other women whispered about. The woman no man wanted except for a secret rendezvous on the bed of a dark room. Known for her inconspicuous service and convenient location, Rahab continually justified meeting the needs of multiple men. After all, she was available and it paid the bills. That’s … Continue reading Need a Lifeline?
"For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life." Isaiah 43:3-4 My God said this about … Continue reading Down with Love “In General”