Mission

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Without a Hitch

 by Macy Johnson


“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

(1 Peter 5:7 NIV)

 

The phrase “without a hitch” means smoothly, easily, and successfully. That is far from what we experienced.

 

It was a clear, sunny, Sunday afternoon in January. I returned home from church and our new popup camper was hitched to my husband’s Tacoma. Jeff’s truck was packed for the maiden voyage of the Fish Camper, my affectionate name for what Jeff calls Macy’s Playhouse.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Dream Lessons

 by Macy Johnson


“Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers,

they hated him all the more.”

(Genesis 37:5 NIV)

 

“After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.”

(Matthew 2:9 NIV)

 

Two Josephs, many dreams. Some paved the way for one Joseph, favored son of Jacob/Israel, to be carried away to Egypt. Other dreams led another Joseph, earthly father of Jesus, to escape to Egypt. Both Josephs obediently relied on hope in their Savior God, and acted on vital lessons learned in their sleep.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Restored Connection

 by Macy Johnson


“So the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.’”

(Genesis 3:14-15 NIV)

 

My husband is a retired employee of the power company. Nonetheless, we were often without electricity due to rain, snow, or ice storms. We lost the connection. I called the help line to let them know we lost power. Our house was built to be fueled by electricity and was a shell, a dead skeleton, without it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Joyful Songs

 by Macy Johnson


“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.”

(Psalm 100:1 NIV)

 

A dear friend let me borrow her copy of “The One Year Book of Hymns.” I started reading it in January, excited to learn the personal stories of authors of different spiritual songs. Every verse was penned to glorify God.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Captive Thoughts

 by Macy Johnson


“Those who make them will be like them, 

and so will all who trust in them.”

(Psalm 115:8 NIV)

 

We become what we think about – it’s either God or not God. We become love or hate, slaves to the Ruler of Love or the ruler of this world. The Psalmist reminds us that whatever captures our thoughts will mold our minds and hearts.

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.