Setting the Anchor Watch

Never before have I needed to so purposely anchor myself to the truth and my hope in Jesus Christ. My concerns for my country and the future have been at the forefront, this week. It is likely that this country has not been so divided since the Civil War. Yet, one party has taken control;... Continue Reading →

An Adulterous Heart

I have to confess that I am in the middle of reading The Hunger Games books. It has been a while since I have read any fiction, and I am beginning to think that it isn’t good for me. The problem is that even a little bit of romance can stir up longings within me.... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Anxiety

Two thousand twenty-one has arrived, but I’m not happy about it. As much as everyone seems to agree that 2020 was a bad year, the arrival of January 2021 has only filled me with dread. I know that living with fear or dread is not how I am called to live in Christ, “For I... Continue Reading →

Critical Thinking

If having this blog has taught me anything, it is that no one is hanging on my every word. So, why am I so quick to speak? Recently, there was a situation in which my opinion was entirely irrelevant. I hesitated, and then I shared my thoughts, anyway. Later, I realized how obnoxious this was.... Continue Reading →

Holiday Planning

It’s December. . .again. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I am not a fan of what we call “the holiday season.” I have fond memories of Christmas from my childhood and early adulthood. I suppose my feelings began to change when my sister’s family moved to Texas,... Continue Reading →

Counting On His Faithfulness

Last week was tough. As the days progressed, I didn’t get enough sleep to deal with the challenges that came my way. My thinking spiraled into the negative. A hard week, a dark year, and nothing good to look forward to next year. The present and the future appear gloomy. Perspective is important, and God... Continue Reading →

Electing To Have Faith

This year has felt like one long test of faith. If I were being graded on it, I would certainly fail. You can’t fake God into giving you a D. I know that my faith has grown over the past two decades of life, but I am far from trusting God as I ought to.... Continue Reading →

Insecurity Blanket

A year ago, I attended my twenty-year academy reunion, which alerted the alumni association to my location. Recently, they sent me a copy of the latest magazine, no doubt to tempt me to rejoin. I flipped through, and finally landed at the back, where each class chronicles what people are up to. There were change... Continue Reading →

In Your Dreams

I woke up on Tuesday morning, and before my feet hit the floor, I remembered something I had dreamed. It was heartsick. After getting my coffee, I sat down at my desk and opened my Bible. Staring back at me was Song of Solomon. I used to skip Song of Solomon, but Charles Spurgeon’s writing... Continue Reading →

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