God With Us

I’ve had the pleasure of caroling twice this season, as well as doing Christmas music at church, leading the children’s choir, and singing in a choir full of wonderful senior citizens who have become my Opas and Omas (maybe I’d call a few of them Onkel and Tante, since I myself am now in myContinue reading “God With Us”

Of Babies and Bathwater

We’ve all heard that saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” Too often in my life, I’ve focused on the bathwater to the exclusion of the baby. I’ve talked before about the legalistic Christian background from which I’ve come. I can’t say it’s always been that way in every church I’ve ever attended,Continue reading “Of Babies and Bathwater”

Lord, Come and See

They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” – John 11:34 NKJV When I read the story of the death of Lazarus this morning, these simple words struck me. Jesus had come to Bethany from where He was ministering because He loved Martha, Mary and their brother Lazarus. Now, the One whom others had beenContinue reading “Lord, Come and See”

Arm Me With Joy

Sometimes things just speak to you right where you’re at. Perhaps this blog will do that for someone today as the following words did for me. Psalm 51:12 is a well-loved verse that usually reads something like this: “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” (ESV) EvenContinue reading “Arm Me With Joy”

Letting Go of Promises?

Have you ever felt strongly that there was something God called you to, God gave to you, but at the same time you were forced to let it go? I’m struggling through that now. I can’t explain it. I’m frustrated by the fact that it seemed to have been confirmed through circumstances, open doors andContinue reading “Letting Go of Promises?”

Devotional — Things Remembered

“But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” Matthew 14:30 All I could think about when my eyes lit on this verse this morning was that Peter remembered the wind from years of fishing on this lake. Wind and storms would come up veryContinue reading “Devotional — Things Remembered”