After speaking Saturday morning, I drove to see family, my husband and boys and the family God gave me when I married. Upon meeting my mother and father-in-law in the driveway of their house, Judy said as she got out of the car, “Just let me get my chicks.” “What chicks?” Cute. observant. God’s creatures. … Continue reading Reflections from Resurrection Weekend
Storms ripped. His rain flooded. On Good Friday, Pennsylvania and surrounding states endured a tornado warning. My husband and I lay in bed listening to the high winds, praying our roof would stay put. It never occurred to me speaking on Saturday might be canceled. Before sleep, I prayed in sincere expectation out loud with … Continue reading Holy Ground
Good Friday. So many reasons why it is good. However, I sense an eeriness. Do you? Here in PA the weather is balmy, humid as if the air holds the coming rain. A slight breeze shakes the trees. Petals of newborn buds circle, wafting their way to the ground. An odd silence except for the … Continue reading What is the Purpose for Darkness on Good Friday?
My Spirit is not at rest. Notre Dame in Paris is burning, pieces of the mighty historic Cathedral falling from their prior place in the sky. Ashes descending … a holy place filled with breath-stealing smoke. My heart remembers vividly when a friend texted in the Fall to ask me to pray. In the days … Continue reading Fire and Sin
When your husband spends twelve hours a day paying attention to every little detail that flies into his radar … • That car going a little fast for conditions also has an expired tag. • Is this man who apparently just hit his wife in the jaw telling me the truth? • Skid marks at … Continue reading My Lost Keys, My Husband and God
In preparing to speak in Indiana, I talked with my dear friend and sister Donna who opened her house for me to stay. I also talked with Pastor Steve of Zanesville Church of God, emailed back and forth a couple times. Spirit helped me hear what Pastor Steve did not say explicitly. This man carries … Continue reading The Mysteries of The Holy Spirit: My Last Speaking Event
After Jacob wrestled with a nameless man, wrangled him all through the night, not wanting to let go until the man blessed him … he said: “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared” (Genesis 32: 30). After Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples told Thomas, “We have seen the … Continue reading Seeing God