Until Shiloh Come

Until Shiloh Come

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:10 (KJV) “But Shiloh hasn’t come!” Israelite people cried in A.D. 6. During the reign of...
Thanksgiving All November: List #2

Thanksgiving All November: List #2

{Click here for the first list and here for the explanation.} Day 1: 1] I’m thankful for matcha tea lattes. 2] I’m thankful and excited that I get to do this Thanksgiving All November list again. Day 2: 1] I’m thankful and super thrilled that The...
Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping

I find Black Friday. . . interesting. We have a “day of thankfulness,” a day to be grateful and remember all our blessings and praise God and spend time with family/friends and be happy/content. Then immediately after–or even during!–that day,...
Thanksgiving and Mourning

Thanksgiving and Mourning

We know the Pilgrim part of Thanksgiving, but I want to skip from that to over two centuries later during the Civil War. The following year [1863], [Abraham Lincoln designated a national day of thanksgiving “to render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the...
i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazing

i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the...
Rejoice, Rejoice

Rejoice, Rejoice

We already mentioned that one of the Hebrew words translated as rejoice in the Bible means “to shout (usually for joy).” A few verses that use that word are: Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. Psalm 63:7...
Mysteries, Yes

Mysteries, Yes

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be...
Shouting Out Praises

Shouting Out Praises

In the November 2012 issue of Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine, there’s a story that has stuck in the back of my mind ever since I read it. There’s more to the story, but the part that stuck out was how the one boy praised God. Every time a...
Imaginary Conversation

Imaginary Conversation

You tell me to live each day as if it were my last. This is in the kitchen where before coffee I complain of the day ahead–that obstacle race of minutes and hours, grocery stores and doctors. But why the last? I ask. Why not live each day as if it were the...
In the Eventide

In the Eventide

In the eventide, in the dark of night, When our breaking hearts fail to see the light. Help us then to rest in Your faithfulness, And the sovereignty of Your grace. Lord, while we wait for Your return, Grant us the strength to stand. There is hope in Jesus Christ, In...