The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”  Psalm 46:1-2, NLT “Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking…But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.”  Psalm 55:5, 16 Apparently, David understood whatContinue reading “The Master of My Panic”

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent COVID-19 are just a few physical diseases where isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adhered to; inContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”

Counseling Others

  “Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.” Proverbs 12:18, Message Lately, I have grown skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, lately, I introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  ItContinue reading “Counseling Others”

You Can Only Come Through the Door

“I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture.”  John 10:9 This is powerful–its implications can rattle the windows! I sometimes struggle with depression, and sometimes with an assurance of my salvation.  Even after 40+ years ofContinue reading “You Can Only Come Through the Door”