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

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Blip on the Screen

by Macy Johnson

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, ‘I find no pleasure in them.’”

(Ecclesiastes 12:1 NIV)


My husband, an Air Force “brat”, is enamored with military programs on television. One of his favorite channels is the American Heroes Channel (AHC). I only glance at our TV screen filled with fighter jets or soldiers climbing an impossible hill in battle, because I was not raised in a military home. But I think I know what a radar screen is.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

It's Your Birthday Cake!

by Macy Johnson

“Then David gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins

to each Israelite man and woman.”

(1 Chronicles 16:3 NIV)


Have you noticed the dessert selections that sprawl on freezer shelves at grocery stores? It’s like the manufacturers are at war, trying to beat out competition with the most bizarre flavor varieties. I am on a mission to discover my very favorite ice cream flavor. Some people prefer to churn their own creations and listen to the ice crunch as children dance around in anticipation. Not me. I want it now!


My very favorite ice cream flavor, hands down, is anything that tastes like cake batter, preferably a birthday cake – a white cake with white icing and bright, colorful roses, and maybe a few sprinkles here and there. I am always on the lookout for the best ice cream confection and have sampled quite a few.


One morning before my birthday I received an email from my favorite grocer gifting me a carton of their premium ice cream. I dutifully headed for the frozen sweets aisle, resolved to settle on Vanilla for my selection. Then I saw the most beautiful sight! Squeezing my way between an elderly man’s cart and the freezer case I spotted a potential favorite. I opened the glass door and reached in to get a carton of “It’s Your Birthday Cake!” from the top shelf. It was a gift from God.


When I tasted the new ice cream that evening after dinner, I was very pleasantly surprised. It was by far the best cake ice cream flavor I had ever eaten! I could hear God whisper, “I know exactly what you like. I made you and ice cream for you to enjoy!”


I will celebrate God’s revelations and rejoice in His presence. I hope you will, too! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Best is Yet to Come!

 by Macy Johnson

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands.

Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’”

(John 20:27 NIV)


I felt the nudge to stop doing something I had been doing, mostly by rote. Several signals were pecking at my brain to remind me that God prepares us for all that He is preparing for us. We need to be ready for something new. We have to be available and flexible and all the things I am afraid of. I like routine - doing the same things over and over.


I received an email that said something I was participating in on a regular basis was going to change. Would I continue work on that project, or was this a signal to move on to something new? What could the something new be? Should I wait and trust God to reveal His will? Should I remain in my routine?


My sister needed a place to live. Her landlord announced that the house they were renting would be put on the market in a few months. Houses in her neighborhood were selling like hotcakes and the owner wanted in on the windfalls. Then, an unexpected, unsolicited email appeared in my sister's inbox. A house down the street was available for rent in a few months for the same price she was currently paying! My sister recognized it as a God-thing, an answer to prayer.


When things stop, slide across the floor, burst onto the scene, or creep around the corner, we can trust God to be in the middle of them. We can know He is in complete control of our biggest messes, making beautiful masterpieces. The best IS yet to come!


I will look forward to all the wonderful things headed my way. I hope you will, too!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Into Me See

by Macy Johnson

“He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.”

(Psalm 147:4 NIV)


A loose definition of intimacy is “into me see.” Merriam-Webster defines intimacy  as “the state of being familiar; something of a personal or private nature.” When I think of God, I think of my personal, private relationship with His Son, Jesus. It is a relationship of surrendering my mind and heart for Him to clearly see into me as He lets me see into Him.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Raised with Christ

 by Macy Johnson

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ,

set your hearts on things above,

where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.”

(Colossians 3:1 NIV)



Songs were written over many centuries to help believers recall scripture. The lyrical words guided worshippers to think about God and how the Holy Spirit works in their lives. As a teenager I sang popular Scripture Songs while driving, walking, and working through my day.