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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Without a Hitch

 by Macy Johnson

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

(1 Peter 5:7 NIV)


The phrase “without a hitch” means smoothly, easily, and successfully. That is far from what we experienced.


It was a clear, sunny, Sunday afternoon in January. I returned home from church and our new popup camper was hitched to my husband’s Tacoma. Jeff’s truck was packed for the maiden voyage of the Fish Camper, my affectionate name for what Jeff calls Macy’s Playhouse.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Dream Lessons

 by Macy Johnson

“Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers,

they hated him all the more.”

(Genesis 37:5 NIV)


“After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.”

(Matthew 2:9 NIV)


Two Josephs, many dreams. Some paved the way for one Joseph, favored son of Jacob/Israel, to be carried away to Egypt. Other dreams led another Joseph, earthly father of Jesus, to escape to Egypt. Both Josephs obediently relied on hope in their Savior God, and acted on vital lessons learned in their sleep.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Restored Connection

 by Macy Johnson

“So the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.’”

(Genesis 3:14-15 NIV)


My husband is a retired employee of the power company. Nonetheless, we were often without electricity due to rain, snow, or ice storms. We lost the connection. I called the help line to let them know we lost power. Our house was built to be fueled by electricity and was a shell, a dead skeleton, without it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Joyful Songs

 by Macy Johnson

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.”

(Psalm 100:1 NIV)


A dear friend let me borrow her copy of “The One Year Book of Hymns.” I started reading it in January, excited to learn the personal stories of authors of different spiritual songs. Every verse was penned to glorify God.