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Lynne Phipps

The Crown

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12 NIV)Sometime during the day, I like to play a one game card challenge of Solitaire on my...

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The Brother

"Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you brother have refreshed the hearts of saints." (Philemon 7 NIV)A number of years ago my brother moved onto my property with me. When we were children, being two years older, he taught me how to tie...

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The Boat

"Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: 'When you reach the edge of the Jordan's waters, go and stand in the river.' Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet...

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The Batteries

"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands." (2 Timothy 1:6 NIV)During the long dark winter months, I use a headlamp when I am outside doing morning chores. Sometimes however I find that seeing...

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The Expectation

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.'" (Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV) As I approach the...

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The Groomer

"The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth." (Isaiah 26:7 NIV) What a delight it is when I am walking the dogs in the winter, to get to the bush trail and find that the groomer has been through making ready for the...

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The Outside Coming In

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV)Seven dogs, bring a lot of the outside...

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The Child

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:13-14 NIV)Our congregation consists of fifteen to eighteen worshippers,...

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The Missing Word

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." (Psalm 62:5-6 NIV) The other day I was doing a word puzzle and got stuck. I was looking for words that began with the letter...

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The Stumble

"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and...

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