Savior

Savior.How often I carelessly call on this nameignoring what it cost.Saviour.One Who saves.Jesus – Who purchased my freedom, my pardon,my lifeon Calvary.Savior.A title of honor purchased through shame;A word of forgiveness bought by punishment;The name of Life paid for in death.Here, where I find peace, He knew agony.This word of love made Him hated.Jesus, precious…

Fishing

Plupe! Ripples gently radiate from the tan cork as it lands on the deep brown water of the river. Silence reigns once more broken only by the chatter of a Blue Jay in the distance. The dank, fishy smell of river mud and vegetation penetrates the air growing more intense as the boat glides near…

What Do You Love?

Colossians 3: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Matthew 22: 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with…

Stop the Noise!

I almost missed the sound as I drove by the church, but then the refrain just barely caught my ear.  I rolled down my window to see if I could identify the tune, but the noise of the cars kept coming, frustrating me that I couldn’t hear well enough. I wanted to listen – to…

You Are Here

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa Some days the struggle is real.  We bounce from task to task or city to city or perhaps just room to room, keeping up, producing, achieving, looking for place. Recently, in the Memphis airport I came across a…

How Long?

Joshua 18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you? God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt.  He had preserved them through the wilderness.  He had prepared and called them into the Promised Land, and He…

Rest Assured

The crackle of thunder slowly intensified as I read to my sleepy granddaughter.  Her eyelids drooped lower as the storm drew nearer, and soon soft, even breaths let me know she was asleep in my arms.  When the worst of the storm arrived, the drumroll of thunder was impressive.  Lightning struck a nearby tree, splintering…