Shelter from the Storms

Life can deliver some pretty horrendous ‘storms’.  Storms of nature can often be survived, by taking shelter inside or under sturdy structures that will not succumb to the powerful forces of nature. Psalm 55:1  Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!  For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of […]

In The Midst Of Wolves

Sometimes I wonder why Jesus had no hesitation in sending his disciples out into a hostile environment. What did He want us to know when he warned his disciples? “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 16:10 Jesus certainly […]

Set Free

He could not sleep.  He had no solutions.  He felt overcome with anguish and brokenness.  He did all he knew to do.  Ideas eluded him as much as sleep.  His mind was tired.  His body was exhausted.  He felt as though every fiber of his being was being pulled in a dozen directions.  He felt like the […]

Take Captive Your Thoughts

As I write these words, my thoughts dance from the keyboard to the television, to what I did today, to what I plan to do tomorrow.  It is hard to keep my focus on one thing.  No matter what I’m doing, there is always something else popping into my mind.  It absolutely amazes me when I […]

In Hours of Darkness

My granddaughters and I stood in awe as we left the steak-house one evening last week.  Against a backdrop of ominous black clouds, an enormous full moon hung in our Oklahoma sky.  I longed for a camera with a shutter speed fast enough to capture its beauty and splendor.  Instead, I took a deep breath and watched as the ebony clouds […]

Be Still and Rest in God

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. Be still, my soul: thy […]

When I Need Answers, I Can Have Peace in God

Sometimes it is hard to live without answers. We want to know why so badly, we cry out to God in anguish. But it is not always in God’s plan to unveil the mystery of pain and difficulty. Sometimes it is the very foggy mist of the unknown before us that is meant to strengthen our […]