Are We Growing?

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.” – Luke 1:80 I had carefully placed a healthy green hanging Boston fern in the far corner of our living room where there was a convenient and elegant […]

Stand Up for Jesus

“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.” – Isaiah 60:22 ‍ I recently attended a band concert performed by children in middle school, grades six through eight. It was obvious that most of the […]

Real Deliverance

“And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith Deliver me; for thou art my god.” – Isaiah 44:17 ‍ When I was in my early teens, I went through a particularly hard […]

Out of the Abundance

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” – Matthew 12:34 ‍ Many things can characterize winter in Poland, but when I look back at my time there, I will always remember one thing—coal smoke. One day as I was walking home from work I noticed a scene […]

God Knows His Own

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.” – 2 Timothy 2:19 ‍ A while back, I heard a story about a young boy who had trouble recognizing his mom. One night this little boy’s parents were preparing for a night […]

Prevailing Prayer

“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.” – 1 Kings 17:7 ‍ “Lord, I’ll trust You no matter what!” Several months before saying that prayer, I had quit my job as a shipping clerk in […]


“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” – Hebrews 12:1 ‍ For years we have […]

Come and See!

“And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.” – John 1:46 ‍ Recently, I was standing in the Beginners Department of our Sunday school during class time. As I looked around the room, I noticed groups of […]

Spiritual Thirst

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” – Matthew 5:6 ‍ One Saturday morning when I was a teenager, three friends and I took our bikes and pedaled down to a local creek to go fishing. I do not remember what our […]

In the Face of Tragedy

“The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” – Psalm 145:9 ‍ Several years ago, our daughter and her family had a house fire that nearly destroyed all their earthly possessions. They escaped in their nightclothes because my husband and I went for […]