The extraordinarily beautiful and prosperous fruit tree which has grown up in the middle of this practice is a body of faith. We are none the same, but frequently gathered together to share in the abundant fruit of the Spirit of God. We have needed it – desperately needed this – during the most challenging season of our lives. The prayers of the saints have been powerful and effective, but even more so tenacious for us (all of us) to witness breakthrough after breakthrough. … More None the Same; Gathered As One
My questions about God were many and constant. In rare, unguarded moments of conversation with high school and college friends, I wondered aloud if God was interested in the details of our lives. Most people with whom I chatted seemed to think that the only answer to my ponderings was a sincere – No – for a variety of reasons. … More Does He Notice Me?
As a child who had not read the Bible and had rarely attended church, how is it that I could have such a simple faith in God and His Sovereignty? … More No Other
Did you listen? The video. Did you listen? If you didn’t take time to listen to the video, will you? Please? What did you hear? The surf. As you listen to the surf, what are your impressions bubbled to the surface? Did you listen for the full 28 seconds? Or did you quickly move on … More Listening Up Close and Personal
Before I loose you to resignation or hopelessness. Let’s ponder on the good news. Please. Stop. Sit back down. Relax for a moment. Take a deep breath. Your problem isn’t going anywhere while we take a look at the really good news. … More Problem? No Problem!
By the third day, our beach observations had made an amusing connection. We looked out onto the water at the mass of surfers quite numerous divided into several “small groups” with an occasional loner off to one side or the other. My man and I laughed as we identified ourselves according to social surfers and the loners. … More Community is a Gift
Do you ever wonder, while feeling particularly lugubrious on occasion, why God doesn’t just crumple up His creation and start over? … More Why Doesn’t He?
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 NIV ~~~~~~~~ 9/11/01 I remember the day, the weather and where I was located when I felt the tingle up my spine. I remember with whom I stood as the realization started to seep into my … More Remembering
Resisting the temptation to feel alone as I peddled down the bike trail, I turned my attention to Jesus. Remembering the words I frequently tell others, I made a decision to put my eyes on Jesus and shine. It was going to be a great bicycle adventure! … More A Song Pours Forth
For a number of years now my husband and I have found ourselves detoured from our planned life course. We, like most people who set out on a journey, had a destination in mind, made plans, and got moving. No one anticipates the storms and pitfalls which have a way of taking us off course. … More Open Door Prayers