The Refuge of Love

The Refuge of Love

Psalm 5 11But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;     let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them,     that those who love your name may exult in you. 12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord;     you cover him with favor as with a shield. I am a romantic. I’m […]

Praying through a Psalm of Hope

Praying through a Psalm of Hope

I’m not sure when I began doing this, but I often find myself in town with a few minutes between appointments or before needing to pick up the kids from school. Enough time to want to be productive, but not enough time to head home, unbuckle a toddler or two, and then get them back […]

Hope Celebrated at the Lord’s Supper

Hope Celebrated at the Lord’s Supper

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26  It had been five months since I last participated in the Lord’s Supper. We were visiting my Mom’s church and I was thrilled we were receiving Communion. The opportunity to share in […]

Waves of Hope

Waves of Hope

If the heartache of 2020 was confined to a pandemic and civil unrest, things might be a little more manageable. But the craziness out there hasn’t put an end to the things that go wrong in our homes and churches. Sometimes the troubles roll in like waves and you find yourself shakily pulling yourself up […]

Sharing the Hope I Have

Sharing the Hope I Have

We worship a holy God. He is perfect in every way and greater than anyone and everything else on the earth. He has no comparison. His love for us, His creation, has no bounds. In the Old Testament Moses speaks of his desire to tell others of God’s greatness and the hope he has in […]

Hope in the Midst of a Hard Diagnosis

Hope in the Midst of a Hard Diagnosis

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Storytelling is […]

Hope Along the Way

Hope Along the Way

I often ask the Lord to teach me, to show me the path He has laid out for my life. My desire to do His will is sincere but I often put up roadblocks that prevent me from fully walking in His truth. Psalm 86:11 says, “Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may […]

My Hiding Place

My Hiding Place

You are my hiding place and my shield;     I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 I don’t know about you, but this is a year when I often want to hide. There is so much ugliness happening around us. People on all sides of every issue are hurting. It’s so easy to default to the outraged ranting that […]

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Hope for the Bruised Reed

Matthew 12:15-21 15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,     my beloved with whom my soul is […]