Making Room

Making Room

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39:7 NKJV What would you think if you came to my house, walked in the living room, and discovered it empty? No furniture. No decor. Absolutely vacant. You would think we were moving or perhaps expecting new...
Dayspring

Dayspring

Sitting in darkness, grieving much loss, Mourning and Death cast their shadows across my stillness. Immobile, in pain: Hope has not fled, but my inner light wanes. Drained, strained, stained by the aftermath, Everything lost, forced down an unknown path. Sweet Mercy...
Don’t Whistle. Sing!

Don’t Whistle. Sing!

“But I will sing of Your power…” (Psalm 59:16a NKJV). Have you ever been lost and afraid in the dark? Did you whistle to keep up your courage? Did it work? Probably not very well. It was mostly a show, a bit of bravado to keep panic at bay for the moment. Late...
One Pesky Word

One Pesky Word

For most of December, one word had been reoccurring with uncharacteristic frequency. Multiple times a day, I had seen it in print, heard it in music, or read it on social media. Maybe it was because of the holiday season or the type of year we’d just had. Regardless,...
A Thrill of Hope

A Thrill of Hope

“O Holy Night” is one of my favorite Christmas carols. This year it was as if I was hearing it for the first time. As Christmas approaches, with the world in the state that it is, I was struck anew with the line, “…the weary world rejoices.” The world certainly...