Author: Deb Kaiser-Cross

Setting a Prisoner Free

Setting a Prisoner Free

Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37) Bury the hatchet. Let bygones be bygones. Kiss and make up. I have come to realize that we have so many ways of describing […]

Living Lightly

Living Lightly

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew […]

THINK

THINK

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. (James 1:19-20) Have you ever had one of those moments where you wished you could rewind and erase what you just said? Even though I try very hard to […]

What Plans?

What Plans?

For thus says the Lord: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you […]

Be Not Afraid

Be Not Afraid

“David said further to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.’” (I Chronicles […]

Wilderness Wonderings

Wilderness Wonderings

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it […]

Pops of Joy

Pops of Joy

I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to […]

Small Kindnesses

Small Kindnesses

Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32) I am a creature of habit. Don’t get me wrong – I like to change things up, but […]

A Blank Slate

A Blank Slate

I love the possibilities that lie in a blank sheet of paper. I have always been a writer. I suppose it began with the gift of a pink diary with a lock on it that I managed to hide from my nosy sister. Sitting alone in the branch of a tree, it became my way […]

The Leap of Letting Go

The Leap of Letting Go

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or […]

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