Today the county in which I live issued an order to our local citizens to “Stay Home, Work Safe.” This means that we are to shelter-in-place, effective at midnight tonight. The phrase “shelter-in-place” carries an undertone of fear. There is something out there which is to be feared. Danger is lurking. Take cover. Find shelter. … Continue reading Refuge
From my desk next to an upstairs window I have a view of the upper branches of one of our backyard trees. The tree is decked in her fresh, new Spring leaves. This morning the leaves are wet with rain and the wind is fitfully tossing the branches to and fro. And from my seat … Continue reading Are You Storm-Tossed And Weary?
A few weeks ago our youngest son, Isaac, and his girlfriend, Maddie, were headed home late at night after an evening out with friends on the other side of town. Isaac is living at home while finishing college, and we had lent him our car for the evening since we were staying in (and it … Continue reading God in Every Detail
I’m a sucker for a good cat video. There are many ways to find furry cuteness online, and Instagram is one of my favorite sources of adorable animal videos and photos. Besides the usual sorts of cute animal posts, I also follow an account for a special-needs cat named Potato (@realstumpycat). Potato was born with … Continue reading The Touch of a Holy Hand
Originally posted February 22, 2018, at Women of Purpose. With this lesson we reach a milestone in our study: we are finishing 1 Peter. Next week we begin 2 Peter, but for now, let’s finish Peter’s first epistle well. Our lesson begins in the middle of Peter’s call for humility among believers. Humble yourselves, therefore, … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 16
Originally posted January 12, 2018, at Women of Purpose. Happy New Year, and welcome back to our study of 1 Peter! I must say, the break we took for the holidays looked at the beginning as if it would last forever, but now it seems that the time flew by. I’m so glad to resume … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 11
Originally posted November 10, 2017, at Women of Purpose. In our lesson this week we continued to dig into Peter’s admonition to us as beloved sojourners who are to do good and bring glory to God, this time in the context of our relationships in the workplace. Well, I say, “in the workplace,” but Peter … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 9