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…to keep my scheduleI need to be ready to drop everything to keep God’s unexpected appointments.…to be in controlI need to fully rely on God, because He really is in control.…to be organizedI need to find what is important to God and mold my life around that.…to see the bigger pictureI need daily bread. I need to trust that what I have at the beginning of the day will be enough for the whole day.…to make sure my efforts are always worth...

A wise quilter once said, “If you love sewing, you have to love seam ripping.” I don’t love seam ripping. Ripping out a seam is moving backwards. It is undoing what I have spent time and effort and energy creating. My preferred method is to do everything right the first time! If I just plan ahead sufficiently, if only I would focus well enough, then surely no mistakes would happen. The illusion of my craft is that everything seems to be within my control. Not only that, my way ensures that any mishaps...

There are many lovely and beautiful ladies in our churches! I love each of them and admire them for their qualities that I identify with, and for those qualities that I lack. All of us have differing talents and ability, strengths and weaknesses. Each of us has a certain set of responsibilities that God has given us, and I’m so glad that He has not left us to wonder and guess at what we should be about. Our Lord has directed us to some specific things we ought to be doing, who should be doing them, how we should be while doing...

It is tempting to despair.   In light of the  violence and corruption and blatant disregard of the rule of law, I was beginning to despair.  What can one say about times like these?  Pithy sayings and declarations of our own “pure” thoughts and motives fall short.  There have been worse times.  There may be worse times yet to come.  Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of the end of our great Republic, or perhaps God will lead...

 Genesis 1 The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be tramped upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.1 Matthew Henry so succinctly describes woman and her nature and value.  What is woman?  What is God’s purpose for her?  In the wake of feminism and gender identity issues, it would do us well to...

I love Ecclesiates.  If I could summarize, it is this:  Enjoy your blessings from God as a righteous believer. There are no guarantees in life, for we do not know the mind of God who controls and directs in the course of history and in the progress of your life.  Our life is in His hands alone. “For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love...

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