Guillotines and Teddybears

I endeavor to limit my news watching and concentrate on pumping up my faith with God’s Word, inspiring books, and worship. It has been key in navigating the storm that has descended upon us in 2020. But I inadvertently stumbled upon the picture above happening recently in Portland, not widely reported by network or cable…

Dying for Breath

My husband and I had been leading a tour of the biblical sites of Israel when we first learned that the pandemic had hopped from China to the Mid-East. A few COVID-19 cases had been reported in the ancient city of Jerusalem and surrounding villages. Even then the threat loomed distant—like it was someone else’s…

I Didn’t See that Coming!

You will say these words more than once in your life, “I didn’t see that coming!” Your best efforts in life cannot stop unexpected occurrences, and they bring out the best or worst in us. A sudden tragedy or catastrophic event reveals courage or stark terror. In the midst of high pressure, some stand and…

To Safe Haven Inch-by-Inch

Hurricane Harvey, summer of 2017. We are sick of hearing about it, and we are not. It’s heart wrenching and heartwarming at once. On August 22, the wind howled while the black stormy sky dumped 50 inches of rain in the Houston area. Some heeded warnings and “got of of Dodge” in time, while others…

Still Shaking Fists

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1). Shaking Fists They’re shaking fists at you when the status quo shifts. Prancing with chipped shoulders of entitlement, rising,…

Stability

{Photo credit for diptych: Mary Jo Pierce on the left. Bonnie Saul Wilks on the right.} I am listening to the early rain, drinking morning coffee, meditating on the open road before me as the new year begins… It is ridiculously obvious to I say that I sense levels of change on this new day…

Words to Honor Her

I heard someone say once that poetry is simply the right words placed in perfect order. Well, if you have ever written a poem, you know how challenging and yet fun it is to find the appropriate words and arrange them perfectly to express your heart. Hard work and rewarding work. Here are a few…

About the Royal Wedding…

A European couple gets married — and in a church — honors traditional values and the sanctity of marriage. Yes, the royal wedding was an important statement in our world today. It doesn’t matter what the couple did before or will do after marriage. This event spoke volumes about the significance of sure foundations in…