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

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Something New

by Macy Johnson

“Is there anything of which one can say,

“Look! This is something new”?

It was here already, long ago;

it was here before our time.”

(Ecclesiastes 1:10 NIV)


There is nothing new under the sun. My husband, Jeff, reminds me of this in short history lessons. I have much to learn from former leaders. The stories remind me that human nature reaches for power and control. But it is God’s nature to give and not take – a new way of thinking for some.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Birth of a Story

 by Macy Johnson

“Flesh gives birth to flesh,

but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.”

(John 3:6 NIV)


One morning while considering upcoming devotions, the Lord revealed to me that each of the blogs He has given me has a life of its own. He gives me the thoughts, the words, and the story which is born when it is posted online. Some may view the “baby” on its birthday, but others are touched by its “life” days, months, even years later.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Copperhead Crossing

by Macy Johnson

“Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them;

they bit the people and many Israelites died.”

(Number 21:6 NIV)


On one of my recent walks in my neighborhood I came across an injured copperhead snake. It was curled up on the centerline of the road. I had passed that way four times earlier during my walk, but didn’t notice it until now. Was I so focused or distracted that I didn’t see it? The snake reared its head and looked at me as if to say, “Help!” I noticed a deep cut in its side, but no other injuries.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


by Macy Johnson

“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them,

then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy.”

(Psalm 96:12 NIV) 


Our property is snuggled in the middle of the Oconee National Forest. When a storm blows through, we expect several limbs and possibly entire trees to be felled. My husband keeps a tree surgeon’s phone number close at hand.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Bucket List

 by Macy Johnson

“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,

miracles that cannot be counted.”

(Job 5:9 NIV)


In a few short weeks my husband, Jeff, and I will embark on a Magical Mystery Tour - a road trip to the Grand Canyon. I have never visited the national park, and it has been sitting on my bucket list for a long, long time. I sense an urgency to seize opportunities, to make things happen.