Episode 83

Today’s Bible verses promise that God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and enabled us to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. While this week’s declaration reminds us to press forward with hope rather than fall backward in despair. You and I can’t help but…

When God Laughs

A magnet on my refrigerator says, “We plan. God laughs.” I restarted blogging regularly on St. Patrick’s Day, and committed to sending you weekly emails that testify to the miracle of God’s tangible presence. Then circumstances sidelined my plan, and I learned (again!) that God loves laughter. The magnet on my fridge beckons me to…

Episode 82

The news continually gives evidence to the shaking going on in the world. From the people in Cuba protesting against the oppressive communist regime to the polarization of the United States citizens with differing ideologies, to the effects of the COVID-19 virus that refuses to go away, these dreadful circumstances can easily make us feel…

Episode 81

Maybe you’ve heard or said “I love you to the moon and back.” That’s a lot of love! But God’s love for you is even greater. God loves you PAST the moon. What’s more, God loves you PAST the stars. Psalm 103:11 says, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great…

Seasons of Life

I can finally type without pain. Hallelujah! My hands are still a little swollen and I’m not supposed to grasp and lift more than 5 lbs., but that restriction won’t keep me from sending a little bit of encouragement your way. While quite remarkable and worthy of praise to Jehovah Rapha, my speedy recovery from…

Episode 80

I wrote in my blog a few weeks back about a wonderful devotional by Charles Stanley. His book is called Every Day in His Presence and it inspired this week’s episode of my podcast much like it inspired my blog. The headline for the daily reading assigned for the very day I planned to write…

Episode 79

Do you believe that you are blessed? Today, I want to encourage you with a blessing that God wants spoken over his children. God instructed Moses to have the priests speak this blessing over the Israelites because He truly wants his children to be blessed. I am going to speak the blessing over you and…

Episode 78

live in Central California and we’ve been having quite a heat wave. I love the thought of God standing beside me as my protective shade. Yes, Almighty God is my shield, my fortress, my deliverer and defender, but he is also my protective shade. I would never limit God to the role of a parasol…

Episode 77

I’m following the journey of a teenager who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Her mother posts regular updates and prayer requests to Facebook along with pictures that absolutely capture my heart. I pray and pray for this precious family, asking for healing, hoping for good news, believing God is all-sufficient. Some prayers are answered. Others…

God Is Never Overdue

This morning I moaned in frustration to God. Another Wednesday had arrived and I was still in no condition to type and send a Mid-Week Miracle. I didn’t want to say anything to you about my hands because I just told you about my hip surgery and what happened when God didn’t heal me. But… I had…