Behold, there came wise men from the east . . .

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him:

and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts;

gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:10-11

One of my favorite days in the Christian year – on this day we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord.

All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.

What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:3-5


There are times when you cannot understand

why you cannot do what you want to do.

When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait.

The blank space may come in order to teach you what sanctification means,

or it may come after sanctification to teach you what service means.

Never run before God’s guidance.

 If there is the slightest doubt – don’t.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost For His Highest

Ten years ago God took us to a quiet country road in Missouri.

We remodeled an Amish farmhouse and enjoyed seven years of country living.

We then returned to Delaware, living with family while building a home.

Covid lockdowns, supply chain problems, lost paperwork, wrong tax ID numbers, and a host of other issues have made this a long drawn out process but we are nearing completion after almost three years.

Todays devotional reading is especially meaningful to me.

There are times when you cannot understand

why you cannot do what you want to do.

Lord, three years ago I underlined those words in my morning devotional reading. We were living in Missouri and my husband had decided (with no consultation or discussion) to sell the farm and return to Delaware. You know me, Lord. You created me. I don’t like sudden decisions. I prefer to ponder the matter under consideration. I need to pray and seek Your will. So I was undone! After much anxiety, and many “WHY”s,” You brought me through. You showed me it was Your plan.

Three years later we are still not settled.

I’m still waiting.

I’m still trusting.