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

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Soli Deo Gloria

 by Macy Johnson

“Glorify the Lord with me;

let us exalt his name together.”

(Psalm 34:3 NIV)


I sign the title page of my God Sightings books with “Soli Deo Gloria.” It is a Latin term for Glory to God alone, and has been used by artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Frideric Handel to signify that their works were for the sake of praising God.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


by Macy Johnson

“Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;

sing, all you who are upright in heart!”

(Psalm 32:11 NIV)


She caught me crying in the examination room. I was there for a routine checkup when suddenly the dam broke loose and all my anxieties spilled out onto the floor. After several probing questions, the nurse practitioner determined I needed help. “You have GAD,” she told me.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Share the Light

 by Macy Johnson

“Giving thanks to the Father,

who has qualified you to share

in the inheritance of the saints

in the kingdom of light.”

(Colossians 1:12 NIV)


I arrived at church on a chilly, dismal morning. It was the first Sunday of Advent. I turned on the sanctuary lights and climbed the polished wooden stairs to the choir loft. After I highlighted all the musical selections in the bulletin and opened the piano’s keyboard cover, I placed the new choral piece for Advent - an Introit and a Benediction – on the music stand. The words reflected a different emphasis on each Advent Sunday: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

My Civic Duty

 by Macy Johnson

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,

and the government will be on his shoulders.”

(Isaiah 9:6 NIV)


The state of Georgia had a runoff election for a senator to represent its citizens in Washington, DC. On Thursday of early voting week I dutifully drove to our county’s polling site.