Because He Lives

So very long ago, Jesus’ disciples had self-quarantined themselves because of fear. Three days prior Jesus had suffered a torturous, violent death, and they, being followers of Jesus, feared the same mis-fortune for themselves.  So, there they were. shut away from the rest of the world, not knowing what would happen next. Sound familiar? Here…

Taken Down a Notch…Maybe Two

Tuesday was the last day of my 21-day Daniel Fast. I confess I finished feeling a little guilty.  Why?  Going into the fast my purpose was clear, in that my goal was to become closer to Christ, but as it progressed the purpose began to take on another appearance.  My focus strayed from Christ, and…

It’s Only Wrinkles

“You are growing old, and much land remains to be conquered.”                    [God to Joshua]   It seems I see a new wrinkle each day.  Ok…maybe I’m dramatizing a bit, but isn’t that a writer’s prerogative…? But, seriously, now that I’m over 50 I’m seeing things in…

The God Who Sees Me…

“You are the God who sees me…” __ Hagar   I’ve always felt a kinship with Hagar.  Hagar was the maidservant of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. This is her story: Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was barren.  None-the-less, God had promised  that through their children would come the nation of Israel.  Abraham and Sarah had tried…

The Day I Floated

Today’s word, float, reminded me of when I truly put my trust in Jesus. I was sitting in a revival service, and the evangelist was teaching from the text of, II Kings 6:5-7.  I listened as scripture was read and this is what I heard that night:  But it happened that as one was cutting down…

Confident and Full of Hope

Good day, dear friends!  Here we are at close of another year.  We’ve run, walked, and sometimes crawled these past 365 days.  Now we find ourselves tying the bow, on the box we call 2016, but before we put the box upon the shelf,  may we take a moment to ask the question:  What has…

In the Garden

A Conversation with God in the Garden 8/01/16   God:  Why the troubled look, my child? Me:  This world scares me.  I feel as if I’m waiting for the next bad thing to happen. God:  Come away from the world for a few moments and listen to my word. Me:  Okay, Lord. God:  Walk with…

Unstoppable Love

A Conversation with God 7/28/16 Me:  God, I’m so tired. God:  Come to me and rest. Me:  It’s just this world is getting me down. I’m so tired of hateful, mean-spirited judgement.  So tired of the poor being downtrodden so the rich and arrogant can gain.  I’m tired of people being mistreated because of the color of…

Treasure Chest

Writing 101 Day 3:  Treasure Chest “Hope should be treasured, loved and kissed.”  ____  Lisa Hardy Treasure Chest I opened the chest to look inside, And there she lay.  Had she died?  Dirty, cold and all alone… There in the chest she called home. Hope, beaten by guilt and shame, Lay there dying, crippled and lame. Wiping at tears…