A myriad of helpful hints and strong suggestions often flood the airways on social media. If someone posts an issue, many will stop scrolling long enough to contribute what they think best. I have been on both the receiving and the giving end of this process, though I am more cautious with what I post … Continue reading Whom Do You Allow to Speak into Your Life?
For me, it was Sonrise enroute to service. I was running a little late at home, but God nudged me to go. For a moment, I tried to bargain with Him. I do not recommend ever bargaining with Him. Thankfully, He knew my heart was playful, though He also knew I wanted to slow down. … Continue reading When God Speaks Through the Preacher at Sonrise Service
I am sure I had seen a cross sometime during my 40 years without God. I used to spend lots of time browsing in Hallmark stores. Usually, the “religious” cards are kept on the end of an aisle. Though I never read the inside of any cards in that section, surely the Easter symbol was … Continue reading To Those Who Don’t Know What the Cross Means this Easter
Several years ago, I was a new believer. There were way more things about church that were UNfamiliar to me than familiar. I was not in any kind of rhythm with the Lord. The veil was across my face. I simply did not know what His death and resurrection meant to anyone, let alone me. … Continue reading A Feet-Washing Testimony for the Curious
Waiting is anxiety-producing for many of us. Jesus began His earthly ministry knowing the how’s, the why’s. the when’s of the end. Oh my yes! His death and resurrection would change history as all knew it (and still does). How did Our Lord who would soon become the Lamb spend his last days before the … Continue reading While Jesus Waited for Death
It was time for the yearly festival. Jerusalem was abuzz with those who attended every year. Jesus was coming to the end of His earthly ministry. There were entrepreneurs who capitalized on the crowds, much the same way you cannot go to a public event in the U.S. without encountering a myriad of vendors. These … Continue reading What Can We Learn from Jesus at the Festival?
They didn’t believe Him. They hated Him. How could this be when He is the Truth? I don’t know about you, but it needles my soul that the religious leaders in Jerusalem wanted to embarrass, accuse, and kill our Jesus. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse … Continue reading The Only Way is Through the Cross
I bought new rain boots, bright yellow. This is the day to wear them. I awoke to a well-paced pitter-patter tapping the generator. Immediately, my spirits tanked. I know I won’t melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. As it pours outside, I notice all the uncertainty I have stuffed into my soul. I … Continue reading Rain and Worry: Short Fiction
There are many visions described in the Bible: Peter and the sheet with all kinds of food on it, Ezekiel with the valley of dry bones among other things, Jeremiah with the pot, John with the most glorious dreams of them all revealing a glimpse of our everlasting life with Our Lord Jesus Christ. By … Continue reading When God Gives You a Vision
Each day is a precious, unforeseen gift. We cannot see our tomorrows. The future is reserved for God only. Yes, there is a book of my story in progress. As we entered 2021, I did not know our Jackson would need knee surgery or that my husband would finally say yes to a puppy. Seminary? … Continue reading A Book Within the Book