Whatever You Say

I often wonder how, at the age of 60, I can possibly still fail so often with my words. My mouth has gotten me into trouble as long as I can remember. I know for sure the last spanking I got (at age 16) was because I smarted off at the dinner table, disobeying my dad....
The Marvelous Things He Has Done

The Marvelous Things He Has Done

Oh to be as grateful and thankful as I should be for all that God has done for me! The Old Testament writers often admonished the Jewish people to call out what God had done for them – start with rescuing them from the bondage of Egypt.  We should follow that...
Have You Ever Been Called a Rebel?

Have You Ever Been Called a Rebel?

I’ve never thought of myself as a rebel. I’m actually a very loyal person and a notorious rule-follower. And yet, as I encountered the New Living Translation of a very familiar verse, I was convicted. “But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was...

Chill Out and Know That I Am God

Be still. When I was growing up, I think that imperative statement had an exclamation point at the end of it.  When my mom or my Grandma Cook said it, it was an urgent command. So I have to change my perspective when I come to this verse.  Instead of...