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  • The Stapler

    The Stapler

    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13 The pandemic economy had hit them harder than expected. Jane was a sous chef at an upscale restaurant. She was on track to being promoted to executive chef. Bill was in middle management at a major…

  • It’s a Love Thing

    It’s a Love Thing

    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. -1 John 4:8 Let’s be honest, love is sometimes hard. I was reminded of this recently when someone close to me was determined to keep me stuck in the past. In all fairness, she was hurt from this event as much as I…

  • Moving from Good to Great

    Moving from Good to Great

    His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. -Acts 17:27-28a When I was walking around New York City in 2004, trying to be…

  • The Potter’s Hands

    The Potter’s Hands

    The pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.-Jeremiah 18:4 Do you remember the first time you went to the salon or barber? If not, do you have an early memory of getting your hair done?…

  • End Zone after the Fumble

    End Zone after the Fumble

    “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” -Luke 22:31-32 A devotional that I read this morning gave me pause and made me wonder, “Have I ever denied Christ…

  • It’s About Time

    It’s About Time

    The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. -Proverbs 21:5, NIV Traditionally, I set my goals and review my vision throughout the month of January instead of trying to get everything in place by January 1. I like to linger in the feeling of the New Year as…

  • God’s Misfits

    God’s Misfits

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Last night, I watched the 1964 classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is my favorite Christmas movie. One of the things I like most about Rudolph is the fact…

  • Un-Break My Heart

    Un-Break My Heart

    “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18 The last time I lived in Georgia, several things happened. I developed a skin condition vitiligo; my high school sweetheart tracked me down and broke my heart a second time; a new boyfriend abused and almost killed me; and my…

  • Fuel for the Journey

    Fuel for the Journey

    The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away…

  • Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving

    Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving

    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 This past weekend, I did a thing. I finally moved my stuff to Georgia. My family and I got on the road at 3:00 am on Friday morning, drove to Washington DC, packed…