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

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Give Thanks

 by Macy Johnson


“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;

give thanks to Him and praise His name.”

(Psalm 100:4 NIV)

 

Every time I read Psalm 100 my mind transports me back to May, 1990. Parents and grandparents were seated in the crowded lunchroom of the elementary school. The lights dimmed and we watched in expectation as my son walked to center stage, leaving his kindergarten classmates on risers behind him.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Stumbling Blocks

by Macy Johnson


“Jesus turned and said to Peter,

‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me;

you do not have in mind the things of God,

but the things of men.’”

(Matthew 16:23 NIV)

 

Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” And you must avoid dangerous obstacles. I used to ride my bike from my family’s home in Warrington across the Bayou Chico drawbridge to Main Street to Seville Square in the historic district of downtown Pensacola. Riding over the railroad tracks at Main and Barrancas was tricky and hazardous with oncoming traffic. Those train tracks embedded in the road were potential stumbling blocks.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Godbook

by Macy Johnson


“A righteous man is cautious in friendship,

but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

(Proverbs 12:26 NIV)

 

When I first started writing my weekly blog, God Sightings, a well-known writer suggested I post them publicly on Facebook. Little did I know the danger of that simple suggestion. Several comments on my posts came from people who were not, but wanted to be, my friends. I was tempted to believe their encouraging comments, but the Holy Spirit warned, “These people are not who they say they are. Do not accept them as friends.”

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Lost Anchor Bay

by Macy Johnson


“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul,

firm and secure.”

(Hebrews 6:19 NIV)

 

Our son and grandson visited recently for a week away together. One sunny afternoon we took my pontoon boat out for a spin. Having a boat-lift affords us this luxury during warm days in cool months. I chauffeured them around the lake, past our special swimming sites, Midway Island and Ingles Cove, to our first-discovered and most favorite spot, Lost Anchor Bay.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Revealed

by Macy Johnson


“The secret things belong to the Lord our God,

but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever,

that we may follow all the words of this law.”

(Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV)

 

My parents revealed God to us in amazing ways. They wanted to make sure my brother, sister, and I followed our Creator’s laws. We were disciplined and spoiled with tough love. I knew my boundaries and strived to stay within them, a “people pleaser” on most occasions. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Changed

 by Macy Johnson


“In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye,

at the last trumpet.

For the trumpet will sound,

the dead will be raised imperishable,

and we will be changed.”

(1 Corinthians 15:52 NIV)

 

A dear friend and fellow musician passed away recently. Friends were discussing eternity in the light of this soul’s departure. One who is scientifically inclined reminded us that our bodies can never be destroyed. When Christ comes again at the Rapture, every cell will be changed and put back together, whether buried or cremated.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Full Armor

by Macy Johnson


“Put on the full armor of God

so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

(Ephesians 6:11 NIV)

 

I was shocked as I sat and watched a report on television one night. A father was carried away from his Tennessee home by armed FBI agents. His offense? He had participated in a peaceful demonstration at an abortion clinic many months before. I cannot recollect the details, because I was so taken aback by the fact that it could happen to me. Can officers of the law drag me away for standing for the Truth?