Mission

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Good News

 by Macy Johnson


“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling together; 

and a little child will lead them.”

(Isaiah 11:6 NIV)

 

What are you looking forward to? Depending on your age, you might anticipate retirement, a vacation, a new home, raising a family, obtaining a driver’s license, graduation, playing sports, or spending time with friends at school.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Stay Salty!

 by Macy Johnson


“You are the salt of the earth.

But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”

(Matthew 5:13 NIV)

 

I recently joined a weekly Sermon on the Mount Bible Study group. While reading Matthew 5:13, I remembered visiting with my sister in Pensacola this past summer. She presented me with a shirt that displayed a new slogan for the beach: Stay Salty. Being salt-like took on a fresh new meaning.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Beach Aunts

 by Macy Johnson


“The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth,

in the seas and all their depths.”

(Psalm 135:6 NIV)

 

Several of my husband’s high school friends from Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas met for a small class reunion on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We drove down from Georgia to Navarre Beach. A warm, fuzzy feeling came over me when we crossed the state line into Florida, my old stomping ground.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Boudin

 by Macy Johnson


“Asher’s food will be rich; he will provide delicacies fit for a king.”

(Genesis 49:20 NIV)

 

“I would love to eat some Boudin,” my husband announced one afternoon while enjoying the view from our front porch. Jeff often hankers after Louisiana cuisine, since he grew up near Shreveport on Barksdale Air Force Base where his father was stationed.

 

I searched online for the Cajun delicacy of pork liver and rice in a sausage casing, but shipping prices were prohibitive. It must be packed in dry ice to ship to us in Georgia. So, Jeff decided to table his desires.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Birthday Card

 by Macy Johnson


“For we know, loved by God, that he has chosen you.”

(1 Thessalonians 1:4 NIV)

 

My granddaughter’s seventh birthday quickly approached. Walmart’s greeting cards’ display commandeered my attention longer than planned. Out of the midst of a plethoric selection of birthday greetings for granddaughters, one special card leapt off the shelf and into my cart.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Prayer Walk

 by Macy Johnson


“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves

and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

(2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)

 

Most mornings you’ll find me on my Prayer Walk, one of God’s gifts. For some time a GPS tracker visually proved my route. One morning I looked at the display with squiggly red lines and noticed that it strangely resembled Pi. What does that mean?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Two Twenties

 by Macy Johnson


“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.

The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,

who loved me and gave himself for me.”

(Galatians 2:20 NIV)

 

I drove to the nearby town of Madison to shop for weekly household supplies. My husband needed cash for his hairstylist, so I decided to cash a check at the bank’s drive thru. I placed on the check for $100 a post-it note which read, “Five twenties, please.”