PRN is a medical abbreviation for the Latin phrase “pro re nata” which means “as the need arises.”  Prescribing doctors use PRN to indicate that the frequency of the treatment is subject to the judgement of other medical professionals or the patient themselves. I (like all the rest of mankind) suffer from an illness called Read more


You’re Invited!featured

For those of you in Houston (and anyone else who wants to make a special trip!), I will be chatting with the ladies at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 25 from 10 to noon.  You are invited!  We will be chatting about saying yes to God’s plans for our lives.  I suspect we’ll Read more


Echoes of Gracefeatured

God knows his children – every single one of us.  He knows every molecule in our bodies, how many hairs are on our heads, and knows our every movement and thought.  Psalm 139:1-4 tells us, “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive Read more


Making Adjustmentsfeatured

I don’t know much about steering a ship, but I suspect it is much harder than steering a car on the freeway with the cruise control engaged.  The wind and waves are much harder to deal with than smooth concrete. I have been on enough sailboats to know that in order to stay on course, Read more


Waiting in Expectationfeatured

As we approach Holy Week, we wait expectantly to celebrate that early Sunday morning 2,000 years ago when Jesus defeated death, and the world was forever changed.  During Holy Week, we wait in anticipation of the joy of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.  In general, I am not good at waiting.  I want things to Read more


Matters of the Heartfeatured

God cares about the condition of our hearts.  He knows that our heart condition directly impacts our behavior.  In Luke 6:45 Jesus says, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For Read more



One of the scriptures in the February 24th devotional in Jesus Always by Sarah Young, caught my attention. “The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.” Read more



“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12 I am sitting here today in Houston, Texas and outside my window the temperature is eighteen degrees.  Anyone who knows anything about Houston knows that the words ‘eighteen degrees’ and ‘Houston’ do Read more


Eternal Guidefeatured

Amazingly this this painting has the same title as today’s mini-devotional: Eternal Guide! It is based on Psalm 25:4-6. “Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,    for they are from of old.” I have Read more


Beautiful Lordfeatured

This posting is the first of what I hope will be periodic invitations to reflect on God’s Word.  I have found that when I take the time to not only read, but “sit” with a verse or two, the Holy Spirit usually has a truth for me to absorb and apply to my day.  I’ll Read more