Mission

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Love Is

 by Macy Johnson


“Love is not rude, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

(1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV)

 

Children in a TV commercial were asked what love is. Each had a unique answer, birthed in their young hearts. Their responses made me wonder how quickly we pass over the true meaning of love.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Hearing Disorder

 by Macy Johnson


“Faith comes from hearing the message,

and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”

(Romans 10:17 NIV)

 

Do you have problems understanding others, especially your "significant other"? Do you blame them for mumbling? My husband has accused me of having a hearing problem. I misunderstand about 25% of his words, especially if he is turned away from me while speaking. I have had this difficulty all my life and recently identified what could be part of the problem.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tent Camping

 by Macy Johnson


“Live in booths for seven days:

All native-born Israelites are to live in booths so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt.

I am the Lord your God.”

(Leviticus 23:42-43 NIV)

 

My husband and I are on a quest to find the best camp site. Georgia has many amazing State Parks, several within a few hours of our home. In one day we can explore two or three campgrounds. I take notes on the map provided by the park office, while Jeff navigates the snaky roads through the camping area. We enjoy lunch at a local eatery and discuss what we’ve discovered.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In His Image

 by Macy Johnson


“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;

male and female he created them.”

(Genesis 1:27 NIV)

 

My husband recognized Ronald Reagan’s voice in a World War II documentary. I wondered how Jeff could identify our fortieth President’s verbal commentary above the sounds of war. How are we able to distinguish voices, those of family and friends, even over the phone or broadcast on TV?

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Love Letters

 by Macy Johnson


“Stop listening to instruction, my son,

and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

(Proverbs 19:27 NIV)

 

In a box of old keepsakes in the attic I found letters written to me by my husband, Jeff. His love came during our engagement from Houston to Pensacola in the form of a precious collection of his thoughts. I felt like I was there with him as I read his carefully crafted words.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hello, Daddy?

 by Macy Johnson


“The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;

He is their stronghold in time of trouble.”

(Psalm 37:39 NIV)

 

“I wrecked my car and my apartment complex is on fire!”

 

Those words shot out of my mouth before my father could even say “hello.” It was the dreaded phone call that gives every parent nightmares. He calmly responded, “You’re kidding, right?”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Free! Free! Free!

 by Macy Johnson


“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

(John 8:32 NIV)

 

One of my very favorite Bible verses is John 8:32. For any addict this verse is the ticket to freedom. To escape from the pull of this life is a gift straight from the Savior’s hands.

 

I asked God to take away my addictions. He responded, “You have this struggle to teach you to want more of me.” If He dissolved my cravings, I might not run to Him and fall at His feet for mercy and grace. He reminded me, “You will battle with sinful addictions every moment you breathe on this earth. But don’t worry, because I have overcome this world.”