Lift Up Those Hands!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord! Psalm 134:2 ESV Those are the opening lines from a chorus I love to sing. God’s word tells us to lift up our hands but do you ever stop to wonder why? Here are the four reasons that I came up with. Maybe you have some…

ABC’s for Wyatt

I enjoy writing letters to our grandchildren, maybe in part because I am sad to see that almost no one writes anymore. Some of my most treasured momentos are hand written letters from from my Dad. So when our youngest grandson Wyatt began home school this year I wanted to commemorate this event by writing…

A Childlike Faith

And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 ESV Having childlike faith right after conversion is no trick at all, but holding on to it after decades is nothing short of a miracle. Believing God can do anything seems simple and then we…

Our Quiet House

The bathroom and guest room are clean again. The refrigerator is mostly restocked and there are no more piles of sneakers by the doorway. But the return to our normal order of things  is too quiet for me. They say that we smile when the grand-kids come and then again when they go. But for…

Listening Ears

Why is it that a child who didn’t hear you ask them to pick up their toys hears the song of the ice cream truck two blocks away? As I have gotten older my hearing has dimmed so that  sometimes I just politely nod though I am not really catching all of the conversation. An…