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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Divine Appointment

 by Macy Johnson


“Like cold water to a weary soul

is good news from a distant land.”

(Proverbs 25:25 NIV)

 

I recently babysat for Dahlia and Carver, who relocated with their parents back to Birmingham, our former home. It was a joy to spend a week with my grandchildren as we watched “Charming” and a variety of anime movies in between games, crafts, walks, and other outdoor activities.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lexi's Journal

 by Macy Johnson


“If you see your brother’s ox or sheep straying,

do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to him.”

(Deuteronomy 22:1 NIV)

 

My husband and I drove through Siloam, Georgia on the way to Costco Wholesale in Augusta one July afternoon. When we turned the corner to get on I-20, I noticed an ice machine on the left. We like to have a cooler filled with ice in case we buy items that need to be refrigerated for the hour-long drive home. “Why don’t we stop here, instead of a store?” I asked Jeff. He turned into the free-standing kiosk’s parking area.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

God Bless America!

 by Macy Johnson


“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people he chose for his inheritance.”

(Psalm 33:12 NIV)

 

I woke up early on the Fourth of July to watch the sun rise on America’s 245th birthday. The United States flag unfolded in the sky before my eyes – red, white, and blue, with stripes of clouds across the air! It was a gift from God straight to my patriotic heart.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Scratch the Surface

 by Macy Johnson


“Jesus did many other things as well.

If every one of them were written down,

I suppose that even the whole world

would not have room for the books that would be written.”

(John 21:25 NIV)

 

My husband, Jeff, and I sat on the dock with my cousin at her lake house late one evening. While we watched the almost-full moon rise over the trees across the water, she told us of an encounter many years ago. As a young teen on her bike with neighborhood friends, she was stunned when something unusually bright skipped across the clear night sky. She scratched the surface of the unknown.

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!