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

Wednesday, November 29, 2023


by Macy Johnson

“We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,

groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons,

the redemption of our bodies.”

(Romans 8:23 NIV)


I sat on the long wooden bench at our dining room table. From there I can see out of our sidelights up the long driveway to the street. My perch allows me to know when our children, grandchildren, and special visitors arrive. Every house I have lived in had a special place that gave me the perfect view of approaching activities and people. Like a child waiting for her parents to return home, I wait eagerly for guests.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Inquiring Minds

by Macy Johnson

“In the last days,

God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams.’”

(Acts 2:17 NIV)


Maybe you remember this slogan, “Inquiring minds want to know” which was used by the National Enquirer in the 1980s. This tabloid magnetized the attention of shoppers as they waited in the checkout lines of their favorite stores.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023


 by Macy Johnson

“He made Himself nothing,

taking the very nature of a servant,

being made in human likeness.”

(Philippians 2:7 NIV)


I took a closer look at the genealogy of Jesus in the book of Matthew. Forty-two generations from Abraham to Joseph included the names of five women. Tamar deceived her father-in-law, Judah. Rahab was a Gentile prostitute in Jericho. Ruth was a foreign widow from Moab. Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, was murdered by King David. Mary was an unwed mother.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Called to Serve

by Macy Johnson

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood,

a holy nation, a people belonging to God,

that you may declare the praises of Him

who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”

(1 Peter 2:9 NIV)


It was Halloween morning. I reviewed the notes I had written in the My Utmost for His Highest journal my daughter had given me in 2003. On October 31st of that year I had written, “Called to be a Christian writer.” God put the desire in my heart and fulfilled it sixteen years later.


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Not for You

by Macy Johnson

“I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you,

but that you may live in a right way

in undivided devotion to the Lord.”

(1 Corinthians 7:35 NIV)


Friends recommended I watch The Chosen on Prime Video. My husband and I were captivated from the first episode by the authentic portrayal of Christ as He selected His disciples.