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For Now . . . But Then

For Now . . . But Then

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1 Cor. 13:12. It was about noon on Friday, and we were returning home from the west side. Carl asked me if I wanted to go...

Boldness

Reading some more in the Book of Acts — Four things stand out to me this morning and my spirit is breathing them in. Peter is full of the Holy Spirit. It is evident that Peter and John have been with Jesus. The miracle, that has spread to all who dwell in...

I Speak Jesus

Reading in the Book of Acts this morning… Following the miracle of the man at the Beautiful Gate, Peter responds to the people who gather in Solomon’s porch: “And His name, through faith in His name [Jesus’ name], has made this man strong, whom...
Be Anxious for Nothing

Be Anxious for Nothing

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,…”...

Bless the Lord

On this first Sunday of 2021, I’m speaking to myself (actually, commanding myself) with the words of the psalmist– Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, Bless His holy name! (Psalms 103) I am committed to awaken each day with these words in...

The Lord Bless You

It is Thursday, December 31, and I’m sitting at my kitchen table, proofing the final draft of my student book for Grammar Boot Camp Junior (academy.alicenine.net). I pause and in the stillness of my kitchen, I notice sounds. Ordinary sounds. Cars and trucks are...
Steps Are Ordered

Steps Are Ordered

Truth 4 Today  20-0424 Meditating on this verse… “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” -Proverbs 37:23 I read the verse. Then as I thought upon it, I did what I encourage students to do. I looked at the sentence structure,...
Shipwrecked with Paul

Shipwrecked with Paul

  This morning, I read the account of Paul’s shipwreck. {It is good to read again familiar stories of God’s deliverance. My heart is always encouraged.}  After reading the account, I used a writing/study strategy from my classroom: I wrote a short version...
Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday No. 19-0913 I had decided my day was too full to write a #PoetryFriday post. Then about an hour ago, the quiet of our afternoon was filled with a helicopter flying low and close, circling more than once. I stepped out to watch then returned to my kitchen...
“I like READING!”

“I like READING!”

Slice of Life Tuesdays #190910. She bounces through the backdoor, holding a gift bag by its chocolate brown ribbon handles. Pink it is — trimmed at its bottom edge in brown with rows of white polka dots the size of the punched holes of loose-leaf paper forming...