The Door of Acceptance

Just recently, even though our circumstances have not changed, a door stands illuminated at the edge of our waiting room. I don't think I've ever noticed it there. I imagine Jesus, who embodies light, has placed a spotlight on the door of acceptance. As I ponder life with Him, I realize it's time. He is beckoning us to walk through this door.

I Have a Voice

God has much to say to me about the way I speak, my tone and the appropriate use of speech for love and blessing. Very early in my discipleship a friend directed me to the book of James. Knowing how much I love the gift of gab, my heart was pricked, and I began to take seriously the many reproofs regarding an uncontrolled tongue.

Open, Reach, Do It Scared

I know. Most of us are actually very scared right now. Some of us are more bold and brave and will message the two people as a reach for a hand. Others of us, are asking Jesus to make the introductions. And a few of us are considering whether they want to ask Jesus to open even a window let alone a full door for relationship.

None the Same; Gathered As One

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.

Does He Notice Me?

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.