Lay Down with Me
Salisbury Post- July 2, 2016
Happy Anniversary to me! July 4 is the anniversary date of my first year as a
columnist for the Faith section of the Salisbury Post!
What? You missed some of my columns? Here’s my annual review:
*The Children - Jesus took time for the children and so should we.
*Got Fruit? Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Show love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
*Are You Broken? It’s about God’s provision, plan, purpose, providence, power,
and proximity. One day when you least expect it, the sun will shine again.
*Need Rest? RE-fresh, RE-member, RE-store, RE-direct, RE-lax, RE-juvenate,
RE-cover, RE-group, RE-vitalize, RE-connect, Ready…set…REST!
*Ready for School? Sleep, breakfast, say good-bye with a prayer….
*The Wait - I love adverbs. I waited PATIENTLY for the Lord.
*Labor of Love - Do we even need to call it labor? Let’s just call it love.
*Getting Old? Keep working, take heart, and know that it’s all VERY GOOD!
*The Battle is Real - Encourage yourself. Inquire. Pursue. Help. Ask for help.
Smote to overtake. Recover all.
*What do these stones mean? Yes, they will ask you. Tell them. They need to
*Are you in prison? Have freedom through a relationship with Christ. Your
heart, mind, and spirit can never be confined to prison walls.
*Are you in darkness? You don’t have to stay there. Reach up. The light switch
is right above you. And the Power is always on…
*It’s my pleasure - Thank you for making me a columnist.
*Ready to go home? Come to yourself. Get up. Go to the Father. While you are
a long way off, He will see you- because He’s been looking for you.
*Let’s armor up - One helmet, one breastplate, one belt, one pair of shoes, one
shield, one sword. Priceless. Enjoy being armored up. I do.
*It’s amazing! - Amazing truths I love: Angels strengthen when we pray. He’s a
God of second chances. Jesus set Barabbas free. Jesus carried my sins. I’m
forgiven. He conquered death.
*I love heartburn - It may very well be one of the most wonderful walks ever…
the road to Emmaus. One walk. From heartbreak to heartburn.
*Watch your mouth - Our. Words. Have. Power. Be a rainbow in someone’s
*Immeasurably more moment - God can… do more than we can ask, imagine,
or even think.
*Here’s Hope - Have hope? If you don’t, it’s not too late to get it.
*The Touch - Keep pressing through the crowd! The touch of God in your life ….
there’s nothing like it.
*One thing that remains - I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of
*It’s not good news - But… I trust You, Jesus. I trust You, Jesus. I trust You,
If you want to read any of these columns in their entirety, check them out on
salisburypost.com in the Faith section. I am hopeful that next year’s annual
review will require a Part 1 & Part 2. Thank you for reading my columns. It really
is my pleasure.