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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

No Fear in Love

 by Macy Johnson


“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made in perfect love.”

(1 John 4:18 NIV)

 

I recently received an email from the committee of our upcoming 50th year high school reunion. Instructions included a nudge to connect on Facebook for updates. I slowly passed over that suggestion. Should I reactivate my Facebook account?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pectus Excavatum

 by Macy Johnson


“For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives,

so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”

(2 Corinthians 1:5 NIV)

 

“Look at my bone!” I exclaimed when, as a toddler, I revealed the noticeable dent in my chest.

 

“Pectus Excavatum is a condition in which a person’s breastbone is sunken into his or her chest. While the sunken breastbone is noticeable shortly after birth, the severity typically worsens during the adolescent growth spurt.” (Mayo Clinic Family Health Book)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Possible Perfection

 by Macy Johnson


“When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined

so that we will not be condemned with the world.”

(1 Corinthians 11:32 NIV)

 

We found a painter in April to paint our decks and doors. Promise after promise disintegrated. Six months later the Lord suggested I contact the painters who originally painted our new house. They came and did a wonderful job, not perfect, but very good.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Once in a Lifetime

by Macy Johnson


“When Jesus reached the spot,

he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately.

I must stay at your house today.’”

(Luke 19:5 NIV)

 

Before handbells rehearsal one Wednesday night I visited with a fellow ringer. She told me about how her family was selected to appear in “Family Feud,” a popular TV game show. After beating out the competition of over 500 families, they were swept off to Atlanta where they were honored in all ways possible. She ended the story by saying, “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Not Odd, It's God!

by Macy Johnson


“Lord, you establish peace for us;

all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”

(Isaiah 26:12 NIV)

 

I entered receipts into the computer one morning and abruptly stopped myself. The amounts on two gas purchases caused me to jump up from my desk and take them downstairs to my husband. Jeff was carrying a bucket to the dock to retrieve four catfish he had caught the day before. It was fish-cleaning time.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Splinters

 by Macy Johnson


“The man of integrity walks securely,

but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”

(Proverbs 10:9 NIV)

 

“Be sure to wear shoes on the dock!” I called out as my grandchildren ran toward the water. “Some of the boards need to be replaced soon!”

 

It wasn’t long after my warning that my son carried Noah to the house to remove a splinter from his big toe. As I watched Alex deftly free the tiny sliver of wood, I was reminded of an incident that occurred many years ago.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Good Health

 by Macy Johnson


“Long life to you! Good health to you and your household!

And good health to all that is yours!”

(1 Samuel 25:6 NIV)

 

Long ago I created a spreadsheet, like a good accountant, for all my medications, medical procedures, diagnoses, vaccinations, and various reasons for visiting my physicians. I take this medical spreadsheet with me to every appointment, whether it be medical, vision, dental, or other.