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Tagged With: God

2nd Cup for 7/22/17: THE PASSWORD TO MY CIRCLE OF QUIET

Psalm 94:12-13, 18-19 puts it like this:  “Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble . . . When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 7/17/17: AS IF . . .

I don’t know any other way to live than by faith. I grew up with older parents who’d had three grade-schoolers during the Great Depression.  Those three siblings are almost 20 years older than I. I never knew them as traditional siblings at home.  They were gone and married before my birth.  Their values, priorities, and … Continue reading »

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Sunday Stroll, 7/9/17: 9 THINGS THAT MAKE THIS A TALL ORDER

This devotional prayer about Galatians 5:22-26 was in this morning’s inbox. “Dear Father, grower of spiritual fruit, “Let the fruit of the Spirit blossom, mature, and ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these. Let me possess them! “Since I belong to Christ, I … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 7/4/17: FACING THE THREAT

The devil caught me with my head down and got excited until I looked up and said, “Amen.” I’ve been down before.  It’s during those times I take comfort in 2 Corinthians 4:7-12.  There’s a reason God leaves me on my own.  I rarely know at the time what it is.  Thankfully, I don’t have … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/29/17: MORE THAN A MERE MEME

They’re written and decorated different, yet all seem to agree:  “All I need is some coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!”  Before you do that curly-lip thing and look for something more fun or creative, slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . With me, it started out with … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 6/20/17: GETTING CALLED INTO THE OFFICE

“I never have and never will tolerate open rebellion and defiance regarding my standards as written in my Word.  You don’t break my laws.  You only break yourselves on them.” Hoo, boy.  It took me a minute to process and stop reeling from what God said early this morning.  I did my normal.  Stepping into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/19/17: 3 WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOUR GET-UP KEEPS GOING

 Shower, natch:  “Okay, God.  Whatcha got for me today?” “The first thing to try when all else fails is again.”   I’ve been letting my spirit baste in 2 Corinthians for awhile.  4:7 reads, “But this precious treasure–this light and power that now shines within us–is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 6/12/17: IF I HAD MY DRUTHERS

“God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways . . .  giving to the needy in reckless abandon.”  2 Corinthians 9:8ff.  I know this is true, for I’ve had Him do it too often to doubt. In comic strip Lil’ Abner, he was fond of passing on little tidbits of wisdom always prefaced by, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/2/17: PICK THAT UP!

“You can’t clean up everyone else’s mess.” That’s it?  God, we walk like this almost every weekday morning.  You know I’m expecting to hear something fresh and stimulating to think and write about today.  You know–“The Voice of God” and like that. We were almost halfway around Harrison Park when You called today’s audible.  I … Continue reading »

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In the mail, 6/8/17: 7 REASONS TO MAKE A HABIT OF LISTENING TO WHAT GOD SAYS.

What you repeatedly hear you will eventually believe.  Here’s a refill; sit and think with me . . . 7 Reasons To Be Listening To God’s Word – The Bible  The Word of God is Truth.  God doesn’t twist or spin the truth. (2 Timothy 3:16) God’s Word supplies faith.  Faith comes by hearing the Word. … Continue reading »

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