Live God’s Word. Be the Tree.

I am my father’s daughter. I have his nature-loving genes. Trees. Plants. Flowers. They make my heart go pitter-patter. Like my dad, sometimes I just gaze at trees. Clark (my husband) often finds me meandering the gardens I’ve planted around our apartment community. Just checking on the seeds. Golly, I get overjoyed when a seed […]

“The greatest of all, is, God with Us.”

From his deathbed, John Wesley said, “The greatest of all, is, God with us.” The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) How reassuring to know God’s presence […]

In His Good Grip

For 56 years (1955-2002), the popular Ask Ann Landers advice column was a regular feature in newspapers across the country. Ann received an average of ten thousand letters each month – nearly all of them from people with problems. Asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, she replied, “The one […]

God’s High Ways and Wonders

A fews years back, I heard a speaker quote the first line of William Cowper’s 18th century poem, “Light Shining Out of Darkness.” I can’t remember the speaker’s name, or the venue for that matter. But I’ve never forgotten her words: “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” I repeated the lines over […]

What’s in Your Well?

“Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34 There’s a living stream within us. It begins with what we see and hear, flows through our thoughts, channels into emotions, and pools awhile in our hearts. Then one day, the well overflows. Good or bad, our words reveal the content and quality […]