Pray Without Ceasing

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV Here’s part of a prayer I found recently in an old journal. I wrote this just over 17 years ago… Dear Lord, today Jacob starts first grade! He’ll be awayContinue reading “Pray Without Ceasing”

Keep Moving

“My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart,my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 When times get tough,Continue reading “Keep Moving”

Share Your Bounty

“One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.” Proverbs 11:24-25 “If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how canContinue reading “Share Your Bounty”


“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 ESV “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4 ESV A guest post from my son Josh, written on the occasion of his Youth Group Senior Banquet for his high school graduation: Hello. I am going toContinue reading “Intonation”

Friendly Escapes

“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.” Proverbs 27:9 For the first time in our 40+ year friendship, my friend Candace and I escaped for a 2 night getContinue reading “Friendly Escapes”


“For He will conceal me in His shelterin the day of adversity;He will hide me under the cover of His tent;He will set me high on a rock.” Psalm 27:5 “We are pressured in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struckContinue reading “Protection”

Clear Signal

“We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.” Hebrews 2:1 “Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:22 Today, I took a driving trip alone to my son’s home. On the way, I turned onContinue reading “Clear Signal”

Hymn Sing

“My lips will shout for joywhen I sing praise to Youbecause You have redeemed me.” Psalm 71:23 HCSB “Sing to Yahweh, for He has done glorious things.Let this be known throughout the earth.” Isaiah 12:5 HCSB Today I got to do two of my favorite things: 1. Hang out in a big red barn, andContinue reading “Hymn Sing”

Eye Health

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23 HCSB “I will not set anythingContinue reading “Eye Health”


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