This is a Test

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 A faith test is one of those tests I really want to pass but don’t so much like…

Jesus is Never Late

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. John 11:22 KJV On the verge of celebrating 68 Easter seasons I look back with nostalgia mixed with some regrets. It is too late for some of the career choices I had hoped to make. It is too…

Falling Asleep on Take-Off

I am not a big fan of flying though I have flown extensively. I like to joke that I can’t fall asleep even on long flights because the pilot may need my help. In fact travel of just about any kind tends to keep me on edge. I was so surprised when I accompanied my…

Just Wait a Minute!

“If you can wait and not be tired by waiting” Rudyard Kipling Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!         Psalm 27:14 Not long ago I had eye surgery and contrary to my expectations the first three days of recovery were extremely painful. It was a pain deeper…

The Battle is the Lord’s

All of us have battles from time to time. Most of us also can testify that some of them we have lost – but be encouraged: the war isn’t over! Before David became king he faced a battle with Goliath. At the beginning of the fight Goliath loudly spouts off about how great his strength…