Stay or Go?

"In the Lord I take refuge; how  can you say to my soul, 'Flee like a bird to your mountain." Psalm 11:1 Out of the corner of my eye, I see a deer standing at the edge of the road. In my head  or maybe out loud, I yell, "Stay! Don't run into the road!" … Continue reading Stay or Go?


Come, Lord Jesus, Come

"O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more." Psalm 10: 17,18  Psalm 10 is not exactly cheerful. It doesn't really beg to … Continue reading Come, Lord Jesus, Come

Guilt and Thankfulness

"I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High." Psalm 9:1,2 (ESV) I excel at guilt. How about you? Mom guilt - All I have to do … Continue reading Guilt and Thankfulness


Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my body is in agony." Psalm 6:2 My grandfather was a strong man. He was small but he was strong. A second generation homesteader in the wild of the Western Washington coast, he was raised to be a strong man. His father … Continue reading Weakness


Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly Psalm 5:3 (NLT) Buddy is forever hopeful. When he hears me in the kitchen, he runs in tail-wagging and waits expectantly for some food to drop or a handout from me. Since I'm a messy cook … Continue reading Hopeful

Get Some Angels Ready. . .

Don't sin by letting anger gain control over you. Think about it overnight and remain silent." Psalm 4:4 (NLT) The book of James says our tongue is the hardest part to control. In fact, he goes on to say that if we can control our tongues we can also control ourselves in every other way … Continue reading Get Some Angels Ready. . .

First World Problems

"I lay down and slept. I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side." Psalm 3: 5,6 First World Problems: Bad wifi at the coffee shop; How will I catch up on "Dancing with the Stars?" DVR only records two shows … Continue reading First World Problems