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The Star Sapphire

My mother gave me a gold ring set with a star sapphire when I graduated from high school.  The rounded, polished sapphire appears as a rich, dark blue in subdued light, but a direct light on it reveals a sharply defined six pointed star.  Its appearance is caused by...

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"We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too." (1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, NLT) Aside from socks and underwear at Christmas and an occasional new pair of sneakers, I nevergot any new clothes as a child. What I got were...

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Unclogging the Arteries

1 John 1:7 "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all...

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Cisterns of Living Water

“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed . . .” (Prov....

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Getting Ready for Easter

As I was getting the clean clothes out of the dryer,  I was thinking,  I like to get the clothes out of the dryer right away,   they are ready to be fold, and they are nice and warm,  specially in winter time,  I live in Ohio and I am...

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“For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness . . .” (Isa 61:10) I should be sick. The boat is heaving and pitching; people are running down the halls, hands covering their mouths, searching for motion sickness bags....

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Unearned Reputation

"Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes." (Rom 10:4 NIV) "I'll wait until you have more babies. I've heard you're a good bird breeder, and I don't want to buy a bird from anyone else." My eyes were wide open in...

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