Visible, invisible


By faith we understand 

that the universe was formed

at God’s command,

so that what is seen

was not made out of what was visible.

Hebrews 11:3




To live this life effectively, we must keep our eyes on Jesus.  We stumble when we look away from Him and at ourselves or the circumstances surrounding us.  We are running Christ’s race, not our own, and we must always keep Him in sight.

Commentary from The One Year NIV Devotional New Testament, October 27.  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2003.



The windstorm comes from its chamber,

and the cold from the driving north winds.

Ice is formed by the breath of God,

and watery expanses are frozen.

He saturates clouds with moisture;

He scatters His lightning through them.

They swirl about,

turning round and round at His direction,

accomplishing everything He commands them

over the surface of the inhabited world.

Job 37:9-12

Caption Needed


I have been away for a couple of weeks and I’ve really missed posting and reading your blog posts-thanks to each one who checked in on my blog this week.  As always, I appreciate it very much!

The reason for my absence is first, that I have family that lives in Houston, TX.  With the events that unfolded after Hurricane Harvey and not being able to be with them there, I was so concerned for them and for everyone there, I spent much of my time trying to direct my family from a few states away.

Secondly, after Hurricane Harvey passed, there was sheltering assistance that I was tasked with for those who were fleeing Florida and the hurricane on the way there.  It’s been a busy, and somewhat stressful couple of weeks.  Please join me in continuing to keep all of those affected by the hurricanes in Houston, TX and Florida in our prayers.

I would like to leave you with this image at the end of this week that is a bit comical to me.  It appears to me that the image is in need of a caption!  If anyone would like to take a stab at it, I would be really curious to see what you come up with!  Keep it light and non-offensive please 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!



The doctrine of providence teaches Christians that they are never in the grip of blind forces (fortune, chance, luck, fate); all that happens to them is divinely planned, and each event comes as a new summons to trust, obey, and rejoice, knowing that all is for one’s spiritual and eternal good (Romans 8:28).

Commentary from Concise Theology, p. 56, by J. I. Packer.  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.  1993