Quiet Time with God

I haven’t been writing as much as usual. There are times when I’ve gone a few weeks without writing. Some people get on my case when there is a devotion drought, but I only write when God inspires me to share something. Otherwise there is no writing. This weekend it rained so our Independence Day […]

Fooled by the Noise

I was at my desk calling out to my daughter. It was very loud in the next room but I heard a response. I responded only to hear laughter. My son was pretending to be my daughter. The noise level made it hard to hear and it was not so easy to detect what was […]

So Much Noise

When you read Ezra 3, you see the Israelite people rebuilding the Temple and praising the Lord. As they stood before this rebuilt structure, there were two sounds present- shouts of joy and the sound of weeping. Some were shouting and rejoicing while others were crying. Some were joyous because the structure, the Temple of […]

Max and the Cicada

When I took Max for a walk, I noticed a cicada sitting on the sidewalk. I saw Max looking in the direction of the cicada and told him to let it alone. Max decided instead to look more closely at the cicada. The cicada made the familiar noise it is known for and Max jumped […]

Away with the Noise

“Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.” – Amos 5:23 [NIV] This verse probably is not one that could be found on an inspirational Christian verse card to be given away as a gift to share Jesus. It might be hard to read God saying […]

Make Some Noise

“What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.” – Matthew 10:27 [NIV] My daughter has two hermit crabs, each with totally different personalities. As I was reading my Bible the other day, I heard a strange noise and looked over at the […]