Gates

 

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is

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For Mom

I was asked the question recently, “Who is the most beautiful person in your life?”

Right away, I knew my answer.

My mother.

She exemplifies beauty in every way.

Christ is the center of her life, her marriage, and her family. She has always been faithful to pray for me. I feel those prayers daily. She taught me from a very young age to

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White as Snow


 

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.”

Isaiah 1:18 NKJV

A couple weeks ago winter showed up after several a couple months of hit-and-miss snow flurries and dustings. Several inches of wet, heavy snow covered everything. All I could see was white. Pure

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Not Alone

Today I felt lonely.

I was longing for something to fill a void, to calm my nerves. My first thought was to call a friend and cry. Don’t get me wrong, God has placed wonderful friends in my life who would be there for me in a heartbeat. But what if my first instinct was to call on God for comfort? It can be as simple as praying this scripture:

“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am

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