Monday, June 13, 2011

Giving Direction

We can direct our water and electric resources (both of which are provided by God), but only God can direct the heavens.

"All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made" (John 1:3).

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Memorial Day is a day when we gratefully remember those soldiers who gave their lives for our country.  We celebrate the freedom we enjoy as Americans because of the sacrifice they made.

"Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him"  (Hebrews 9:28).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rest Time

While driving along a country road, I paused to admire these cattle who were taking a rest from the hot afternoon sun. God has prepared a rest for His children--an eternal, peaceful rest from the labors and burdens of this life.

"Like livestock that go down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest. So you led your people, to make for yourself a glorious name" (Isaiah 63:14).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Weeds Be Gone

April showers bring May flowers, green grass. . . and weeds!  The dandelions' beautiful yellow flowers quickly turn into not-so-pretty seed heads.  As the wind scatters the seeds, the intrusive plants spread far and wide and are very difficult to control.

"'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' So the servants said to Him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?'  But He said, 'No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, 'Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn'" (Matthew 13:24-30).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

One Nation Under God

The United States of America is a country founded by the courage and faith of Christian men and women seeking to glorify God and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  May we return to our roots of "one nation under God."

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Violets are Blue

My dear sister loved violets.  They were her favorite flower.  So it fills me with delight to see them spread across our meadow like a soft, warm blanket.

"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever" (John 14:16).

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Still Waters

"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
   for His name’s sake" (Psalm 23:1-3).