10 Verses Describing God’s Sovereignty in the Old Testament

The idea of God’s sovereignty — that He has power, jurisdiction, authority, dominion, right to rule– over creation is throughout Scripture.  Sometimes, it is implied in a passage.  Other texts, like the book of Habakkuk, bring us crashing head-on into this doctrine at full force. For God’s children, God’s sovereignty is ultimately comforting— knowing that there Read More …

Better on the Inside– spiritually renewed day by day

Several years ago, when my daughter was in college, I  planned a “good Mommy” moment, and made homemade, heart-shaped, hand-decorated sugar cookies to mail to her for Valentine’s day.  Sending care packages of homemade goodies to my children in college was not something that I did nearly often enough, so I took great care in Read More …

Spiritual Metamorphosis — Transformed and Made New

During a recent vacation, I spent a glorious hour in a  wonderful butterfly conservatory.  Lush tropical flowers and foliage, clear water trickling from a stream to a flamingo pond, and quiet, soothing music provided a beautiful setting to enjoy the stunning main attraction– the butterflies.  Hundreds and hundreds of butterflies!  Immediately upon entering, I was Read More …

All Things NEW for the Christian in the New Year

“NEW”!  The emotional response from this word is immediate, intense.  A new car, with that unique, untouched smell, the empty odometer, and the pristine upholstery is a special treat to be savored. New clothes and new gifts at Christmas or birthdays are always exciting.  New jobs or relationships mix anticipation with fearful trepidation of the Read More …