Sweet Talk

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) Why do we even have the urge to say negative things about one another? Does it makes us feel better about ourselves?…

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I’m Awake

“He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;  indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:3-4 (NIV) I find comfort in knowing that the One who holds me together doesn’t need a nap. I mean, I’ve got to be exhausting. I’m often impatient, loud, anxious,…

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Porch Swing Prayer

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 The wind is blowing. I’m watching the American flag in the neighbor’s yard dance proudly in the breeze. Actually, I don’t think breeze is the word I’m looking for. Breeze implies that it’s cooling in the heat of…

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A Letter to My Haters

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Mark 11:25(NIV) So I wore camouflage pants. One of the things I thought I would never do. I have strong feelings about using camouflage outside of the woods. Or so I…

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Restoration Supplies

Solomon built a temple. It was glorious. Check out the article Laced with Grace, to read more about the glittery golden palace. After Solomon’s reign, there were other kings who as according to the Bible, “Did evil in the sight of the Lord.” So much so that the temple was destroyed. But before its destruction…

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