Alone

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)“MOMMY!”  It was a few years ago and I was shopping in a local grocery store looking for some...

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The Life Raft

When we were children, my brothers would at times try to build a floating raft, using spare boards and bits of rope.  We watched many dramatic films of life and death experiences aboard life rafts, battling waves and sharks and storms, and craved those exciting...

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An Inconvenient Faith

"Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jews. With Pilate's permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited...

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The Shy One

Shyness.Yes, that was my excuse. I've always been shy, and not even maturity has "cured" that "problem". I have to wonder how much my shyness has robbed me...I remember back when I was in high school. I was so shy! If a girl even looked at me, I would feel my neck...

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Chickening Out

"So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites: 'The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge.'" Numbers 13:32 NLT When I was young, chicken was more than the animal.I was...

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Courage

"He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." (Psalm 91:15 NIV)I was just drifting off to sleep when I heard the chattering. Unbidden my ear...

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