The Covid Effect

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 My first article of the year was titled 2020, A Year for Perfect Vision. After all, perfect sight should inspire a person to see things more clearly. I imagined rest for the weary, purpose for… [Read More]

August Meditations

The month of August usually highlights the end of relaxed summer days for the return to a more ordered schedule. But this year is different. The Covid virus ushered in an age of uncertainty and perhaps lasting change. History has never seen the challenges we face today. Shut in for five months and counting, businesses… [Read More]

To Church or Not to Church

Is God pacing back and forth, due to the onset of Corona virus, wondering what to do about the church?  Saying, how will my people regroup for worship? Then, developing a three-point plan to motivate, inspire and eject people from the couch onto the church pew. Doubtful … actually NO Nothing happens apart from God’s… [Read More]

Podcast Link – Tips to Enhance your Devotional Time

The “Hanging out with Jesus” podcast is now posted. You can listen anytime at your convenience. Once it goes live it is always available. This is a time of actual practice as we work through a devotion together. So come prepared with your Bible and notepad and expect quiet moments. Here is the link: devotional… [Read More]

Practical Tips for Survival during Covid and beyond

Imagine having an active life that suddenly comes to a halt due to illness or age. The shelter-in-place order gives us a glimpse into the life of a shut-in. For a short term, we can understand some of the challenges they face. Considering this, I admire how well most elderly people adapt. Perhaps not having… [Read More]

The Covid-19 Position

Schools close, businesses halt, the Dow plunges, international travel is reduced, and most people isolate. While social distancing takes hold, the birds act as if nothing has happened. And why not? Because nothing in their world has changed. ­­­ The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb 13:8…. [Read More]

2020, A Year for Perfect Vision

The days are getting longer. A small consolation in view of the winter months ahead. Gaining focus is a challenge. The darkness, gloom, and cold of these months makes me sluggish. I yearn for the warmth and renewed energy of Spring.  Although today, the sky is bright and filled with encouragement. The Red-tailed Hawk is… [Read More]

Blessings or Curses

Unfortunately, this time of celebration has been filled with anxiety and investigation, due to harassment by a then unknown source.

Have you stopped to Consider the Birds?

This year has brought significant change. For me it meant rest and reflection, seeking the presence of the Lord. At first, I resisted the idea of slowing down, uncertain whether I was hearing from Spirit or Flesh. But my surrender came in the most unusual way … watching a graceful hawk soar through the skies…. [Read More]

The Three Little Pigs

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV As a child, one of my favorite fables included The Three Little Pigs. I loved hearing the dramatic adaptation on the record player. The intensity of the music, while… [Read More]