Month: December 2019

  • Forward…a Good Word for a New Year

    Forward is one of my favorite words. On September 7, 2019, a television sports commentator said this about the University of Tennessee’s quarterback Jarrett Guarantino during the Brigham Young University game. “He’s over-analytical and he dwells on the previous play. He cannot allow himself to get into that funk. He’s gotta move forward and worry […]

  • Let Us Fall before Christ in Adoration

    “O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem Come and behold Him Born the King of Angels O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him O come, let us adore Him Christ the Lord!” These words from one of my favorite Christmas hymns […]

  • Don’t Let Worry Tug the Merry out of Your Christmas

    Don’t let worry tug the merry out of your Christmas. The lyrics of Christmas songs leap from television and radio right into our hearts, inspiring us to sing along. Everywhere we go, “Merry Christmas” greetings bring a smile. Holiday wishes arrive daily in the mail. Yes, indeed, we’ll have ourselves a merry Christmas! Won’t we? […]

  • The Altar of Surrender…Only Safe Place for Precious Things

    The altar is the only safe place for precious things…it’s the surrender place. I learned that while struggling to find a place to hide a few precious things. I wasn’t sure I could trust God with them. Don’t let my comment shock you. Haven’t you felt the same way? Those precious things—precious ones—in your life…if […]

  • Have You Ever Lost Hope?

    Lord, I have lost all hope! My desperate prayer had barely formed in my thoughts when a quiet voice in my heart interrupted a gush of tears. You have not lost hope. I am your hope. You have not lost me. Our God hears! And he cares. His assurance brought change—not in the circumstances but […]