“The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the
σκοπέω – to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how
“I have come to realize that making a home looks different for me than for others – even other single women. In His great goodness, God is the designer of all and is pleased with the faithful, trusting obedience of His children whether he has called them to singleness or marriage. The Father of Lights, who gives good gifts, does not give second best. His will is good, pleasing, and perfect.”
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that
Sunshine, heated blanket, kitty, coffee, prayer, and books. I may never get off this couch again. Granted, this is not a normal Monday morning (see
Jeremiah’s persistent obedience, even in persecution, even in the unraveling of his city during the Babylonian siege, stirs a fearless hope. He faced what many of us fear today, in the counsel and fellowship of his God. Such a closeness is not now only reserved for prophets, but all of God’s children.