Darkness

Have you ever been totally in the dark…I mean in a room or outside when there was no light shining or no glow from the moon and the stars? The darkness so dark you could literally not see your hand in front of your face? Have you ever felt the blackness of the dark night enveloping you until you felt totally helpless and alone and maybe even afraid? The definition of darkness has several meanings. Commonly its definition simply means …

Child of the King

Did you know? If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you too are adopted? You are an heir of the King of heaven with all the rights and privileges provided by your inheritance! Yes, you are adopted into the family of God because of Jesus. The apostle Paul wrote about this in the book of Galatians. Paul traveled the known gentile Roman world spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Often he was met with opposition and …

The Squirrel and the Hawk

I stood gazing out of my kitchen window. On this particular day, I had watched three fox squirrels playing chase in the backyard. I often watched these squirrels scampering up and down the old oak tree that houses their home. They search for nuts buried in the yard and sun themselves in the sunshine on warm days. I continued my housework and went on about my business. A few minutes later, my cleaning chores required that I return to the …

From Grace to Gratitude

Psalm 107:1 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Have you ever had a word from the Lord? I mean a literal word. As I was reading my Bible and several of my devotion books, the Lord kept showing me this one word. It seemed to keep popping out of the page into my face. That word was “gratitude”. And like most words I had to stop and think about what the …

Designed

It is amazing how a skilled sculptor can take a lump of lifeless ugly clay and form it into something of stunning beauty. Having tried this myself, taking clay into my hands, kneading it like bread dough, throwing it onto a wheel and forming it into a beautiful work of art or even an object of usefulness, I have to admit this particular skill most certainly alludes me. I have no talent when it comes to this form of art. …