Christmas 2020

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV. Christmas is different this year,like so many other things of 2020.My living room should be half-decoratedtwo days after Thanksgiving, butnot a single nativity has escaped the shed.Packing boxes crowd the house instead. Though Jesus in our hearts resides. Christmas eve will be…

I Am Eve

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 NIV. I am Eve.I’d like to thinkI would not have…

Let There Be Light

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:20-21 NIV….

Which Tale Should I Tell?

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Revelation 12:11 (NIV) I could tell you my story as a tale of woeHighlighting trauma from ages ago I could tell you my story as…

Whom Shall I Fear?

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 KJV I underlined this life-changing verse In the first Bible I ever owned Its leather binding the color of blood With which Jesus for sin atoned It should have given me…

Hope in the Midst of Darkness

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4–5 NIV. Darkness pours from the TV screen, news of chaos, hate, and death. Hope is a tiny light. It may be dim but the faith it brings gives clear sight. Darkness seeps…

If Only

He has saved me from death,     my eyes from tears,     my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord’s presence     as I live here on earth! Psalms 116:8-9 NLT. If only someone had told meIt was never my faultSomeone else was to blameFor this horrible assault If only someone had told meTo my attacker…

Of Time, Fear, and Jesus

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 NIV Wrestling with time and grappling fearEnduring the world’s grievous paradigmYet peace be a conqueror when Jesus is near Days spin like whirlpools drowning drearIndispensable tasks an…

What Would Norma Do?

Norma served in the Army Nurse Corpsin World War II,long before we met.I wish I’d known her then, but I wasn’t evena thought in my parents’ minds when sheenjoyed her prime. Norma was a dear friend, a confidant,a prayer warrior with grit and faiththat ran deep as the Mariana Trench.Her wisdom may haverivaled even Solomon’s.Maybe….

Who Am I?

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14 NIV From fingerprints to DNAGod made me to follow His wayHe’s the Potter and I’m the clayWe each are uniquely designed Poet is what He says I amThough some days I feel like a…