God’s Brand of Weed Killer

I sat quietly in prayer, too quiet. Asking myself what is going on here? I should be praying for others, and here I sit in dark silence. My mind blank. What is wrong? Vacant awareness left me lifeless, a vast void holding me captive. I started reading my Bible, but the words didn’t trigger joy or renewal. I cried out, “Lord, what is wrong with me?” I am wondering if you have been there too? Trapped in a Godless void …

A Father’s Love

The old Sweet Gum tree bustled with activity as Mr. Sparrow watched with a protective eye. My searching eyes spotted three pairs building nests one string or dried grass at a time. I named the mature sparrow male, Mr. Harry. A beautiful bird, watchful and always knew where I was. He would let me know if I overstayed my welcome under the shade of the old tree. Harry knew my every move; I was in his territory. He had a …

HEART CHECK

We said “Good night” in Walton family style as we departed, I felt a little resentment in my heart towards one. We share life together. Friends joining together to support each other, discuss neighborhood events, politics, the weather, and anything else that pops up. Love is abundant, along with laughter, and sometimes a few tears. We take care of each other. I paused for a moment, before brushing the feeling aside. The next morning I opened my devotional and started …

Praising God In the Simple Things

  One morning traveling across Oklahoma City, amazing colors on the horizon caught my eye. I felt I drawn to the changing scene before me. Grateful I wasn’t driving so I could take it all in. As we headed south on I-44, I lost sight of the horizon, but I could see the southern sky take on color. The ashen clouds picking up shades of rose along their edges. Several miles flew by when the skyline suddenly broke away revealing …