God is Calling…

Go up to Gilead and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt; In vain you will use many medicines; You shall not be cured. The nations have heard of your shame, And your cry has filled the land; For the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty; They both have fallen together. Jeremiah 46:11-12 NKJV Pandemics.Continue reading “God is Calling…”

Clarity…

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; EphesiansContinue reading “Clarity…”

Fruitful?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV I finally grasped the difference between busy and fruitful at some point in the last few years. I once ran myself ragged trying to do far too much and none of it toContinue reading “Fruitful?”

Omnipotent…

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the waters. Psalm 24:1-2 NKJV Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in aContinue reading “Omnipotent…”

What Are You Searching For?

Seek the Lord while he may be found;     call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6 NIV But may all who seek you     rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say,     “The Lord is great!”  Psalms 40:16 NIV Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and hisContinue reading “What Are You Searching For?”

Time…

Timing is everything. Or, at the very least it is mighty important. Time is quoted in the Bible hundreds of times. The NIV cites “time” eight hundred and eighty-eight times! I have a strange relationship with time. There have been times in my life I was quite short on time. As a result, I don’tContinue reading “Time…”

What Say You?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin “It [Democracy] is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted” Anthony Whitman “History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot beContinue reading “What Say You?”

Evergreen!

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. And whose hope is in the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in theContinue reading “Evergreen!”

Sun or Shade?

Any gardener’s dilemma often includes where to put a favorite plant. You may have a favorite specimen but not necessarily the ideal place to plant it. I have always been fond of caladiums which thrive in shady environments. When I began my gardening endeavors, I planted about thirty or so bulbs so excited when they finallyContinue reading “Sun or Shade?”

Put On Your Armor!

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor ofContinue reading “Put On Your Armor!”