Sad

I can still hide out in here. I can still share what’s on my heart without being watched, or known. Except by some of you, but you are safe. I don’t have to be so careful what I say as I do in my job or on Facebook. And today I am very sad. I … Continue reading

Good Friday Thoughts

I am writing this on Good Friday. I have often reflected on the Cross in recent days. I think about the incredible pain Jesus endured on the Cross—not the physical pain, but the searing emotional pain He suffered when separated from His Father. The Trinity enjoys perfect oneness, intimate fellowship, unblemished love—for all eternity. The … Continue reading

A Great Loss

Since I last posted – over a year ago – I have greatly enjoyed my new job. However, the joy has been tempered by the growing ill health of my husband. That journey culminated last week when he suddenly, yet not surprisingly, was escorted home to his Jesus where he now experiences the ultimate holiday. … Continue reading

Day 361 – Even Objects Praise God

Day 361 – Even Objects Praise God

As I read Psalm 148 tonight, it struck me that inanimate objects praise God: Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! (Psalm 148:3-4 ESV) I know this is metaphor, but as I imagine the sun and moon praising God, I sense … Continue reading

Day 360 – Another Cool Prophecy

Day 360 – Another Cool Prophecy

Haggai and Zechariah prophecy the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple under Nehemiah and Ezra – seventy years after Judah is taken out by Babylon. But like most OT prophecies, many parts are fulfilled a second and a third time through the Messiah — and beyond (I believe to the New Jerusalem in the New Earth). … Continue reading

Day 359 – Praise the Lord!

Day 359 – Praise the Lord!

These last few Psalms comprise a cacophony of praise. If my memory serves right, the pilgrims of Israel sang these Psalms as they made their way to the Temple and up its stairs during the great feasts. Each of the Psalms begins and ends with Praise the Lord. I was going to comment on Psalm 147 yesterday before I … Continue reading

Day 358 – He Quiets Us by His Love

Day 358 – He Quiets Us by His Love

We  just got back from our 11 PM Christmas service. I love this service because we sing all the carols, then welcome Christmas Day with communion, candles and Silent Night. I love singing loudly to God. But God singing loudly over me? That notion always stuns me – like the passage it comes from (which … Continue reading

Day 357 – Repeat Your Deeds, Lord!

Day 357 – Repeat Your Deeds, Lord!

I liked Habakkuk’s prayer today. He’s referring to God’s great work of redemption through Moses – and asking God to once more save His people as Judah faces imminent invasion by Babylon: Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember … Continue reading

Day 356 – Born to Die and Rule

Day 356 – Born to Die and Rule

Here we are in the Christmas season and it seems like everything I read in my daily passages points to the Good News that started at Christmas (well, long before that…). Like here, in Nahum: Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! (Nahum 1:15a ESV) That’s the passage … Continue reading

Day 354 – Jesus Prophecies

Day 354 – Jesus Prophecies

It’s Christmastime! And I just happened to read this verse (as quoted in part by Matthew – 2:6) to our girls yesterday: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of … Continue reading