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Lyn Chaffart

Perspectives…

"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." (Phil. 4:8 NLT) Last night I went to sleep praising God...

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Feeling your Prayers are…Ineffective?

In a recent email, a friend made the statement that he often considers his own prayers to be relatively ineffectual. I have to admit that I was a tiny bit relieved to receive this email...So it isn't justmy prayers that aren't answered! Yes, I can certainly relate....

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Mountains? Or Molehills?

That was one of my southern-bred mother's favorite expressions, one that I admit she had to use often. I was (still am!) the queen of seeing whatever I am upset about as being much bigger in the grand scheme of things as it truly is. Take, for example, how upset I got...

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A Tale of Two Guides…

It was a full day. On this, our third day on the island of Grenada, we decided to take a tour of the entire island with a local tour company. We had a friendly guide who picked us up at the door, took us to several of the local attractions and provided us with history...

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Watchmen…Day and Night

I don't know about you, but I can't help but think how nice it would be, in the midst of our difficulties, to have people praying for us...I mean, "God, can't you just send someone to pray???" I would propose, however, that perhaps God has already done this, but we...

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Our Freedom Ends…

"Your freedom ends where your brother's begins..." I don't know how many times I heard my mother say it. I never fully comprehended what it meant, however, until much later in life; and even then, its fully meaning wasn't perhaps permanently drilled into my mind until...

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No Surprises…

Most of David's life sets a prime example of faith for each of us. Even in the midst of his darkest mistakes, his faith never wavers. Take, for example, the day the Amalekites destroyed David's home town of Ziklag and carried off everything, including his wives and...

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Carnival

Anyone from a French culture knows exactly what is meant by the word, "Carnaval", or "Carnival", as we write it in English. Depending upon where Carnival is being celebrated, this could mean anywhere from three days to seven weeks of celebration, celebrations always...

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