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

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Out of the Blue

by Macy Johnson

“At this, she (Mary) turned around

and saw Jesus standing there,

but she did not realize that it was Jesus.”

(John 20:14 NIV)


I recently traded my ten-year-old Toyota for a two-year-old Chevrolet. I enjoyed driving the same model many years ago and am thrilled with my “new” one. It was on our bucket list and the timing was right.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Medical Emergency

 by Macy Johnson

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,

for in you my soul takes refuge.

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings

until the disaster has passed.”

(Psalm 57:1 NIV)


I woke up Monday morning in the campground with cramps in my abdomen. My inflamed appendix did not put a damper on my day with my husband and granddaughter. We kayaked and swam on Clarks Hill Lake. I woke up at midnight in pain. We arrived at the emergency room near my home at 3 am, and I was transported six hours later to a hospital ninety minutes away. My thoughts were, “Lord, if it is your will, please help me get through this.”

Friday, July 15, 2022

New Life

by Macy Johnson

“There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies;

but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind,

and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.”

(1 Corinthians 15:40 NIV)


A fuzzy caterpillar crossed my path one morning. Later in my walk, a butterfly landed on my shoulder. God doubly reminded me of the passage I had read that morning during my devotions. Paul told the new church about the resurrection of the dead in the book of 1 Corinthians. New life springs from death, like a tree grows from a single seed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Habit of Worship

by Macy Johnson

“All the angels were standing around the throne

and around the elders and the four living creatures.

They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God.”

(Revelation 7:11 NIV)


A young woman climbed on board a train and sat next to an elderly woman. “Where are you going?” she asked. I tossed that visual in my mind for several minutes before I asked myself the same question, “Where am I going? Where is the Holy Spirit leading me?”