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

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Hanging Out with Old People

 by Macy Johnson

“Rise in the presence of the aged,

show respect for the elderly and revere your God.

I am the Lord.”

(Leviticus 19:32 NIV)


My daughter, son-in-law, and their children left too soon after a fun weekend with my husband and I. Our granddaughter commented that our visits are too short. I looked at her Momma and said, “One day they won’t want to be with their old grandparents. They will be busy with friends and activities. I want to spend every moment I can with them now.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

In the Zone

 by Macy Johnson

“That everyone may eat and drink,

and find satisfaction in all his toil –

this is the gift of God.”

(Ecclesiastes 3:13 NIV)


I get lost in time and space when I write. I seem to float into a new dimension, a time warp. It is a peaceful, hopeful place where everything seems to relax. When something jars my attention and brings me back into the present, I am surprised at how much time has passed. I think this is what happens when we enjoy life in our “sweet spot,” in the center of God’s will. He allows time to stand still for us, all fears and worries gone, so we can delight in being in His presence.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


by Macy Johnson

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:

These are the words of him who is holy and true,

who holds the key of David.

What he opens no one can shut,

and what he shuts no one can open.”

(Revelation 3:7 NIV)


I exited through the back door of the church with other choir members. The Ash Wednesday service, followed by choir rehearsal, was moving and inspirational. As I closed the door to my car, I realized my ignition key had fallen off my keyring.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Arise and Shine

by Macy Johnson

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,

and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”

(Isaiah 60:1 NIV)


A warm, tingling sensation emerged on my upper lip. It had been a long time since I’d had one of those dreaded fever blisters. I quickly downed two Acyclovir tablets and a large glass of water. The white pills helped to calm the heated chemical reaction below the skin. Ice cubes applied to my lip’s surface helped to alleviate the pain.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Thousand Years a Day

by Macy Johnson

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends:

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,

and a thousand years are like a day.”

(2 Peter 3:8 NIV)


I can imagine a thousand years being as short as a day in God’s mind. But I never imagined a day to be as long as a thousand years.


Then one day I was given a new perspective. My husband and I watched the movie Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day. It is one of my favorite movies, because it delves into the mystery of lapsed time. The main character, Phil, was forced to experience the same day for hundreds, maybe thousands of times in order to become the person he wanted to be. What he originally viewed as a curse became a blessing to him and many others.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

New Well

 by Macy Johnson

“Drink water from your own cistern,

running water from your own well.”

(Proverbs 5:15 NIV)


We live on top of an abundant water supply, next to one of Georgia’s beautiful lakes. Our cabin was built in the 1980’s with a bored well. When we purchased the property in 2014, we were required to install an ultraviolet light to kill waterborne pathogens. Otherwise we might have microbial contamination. The bored well was 30 feet deep.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

To Infinity and Beyond

 by Macy Johnson

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!”

(Psalm 139:17 NIV)


What is the biggest thing you can think of? Now push the limits of your mind and think bigger! God is even beyond that! He created infinity!