“Those” Seasons

Hello friends!  It’s been a while since I’ve added to my blog.  For the last few months I’ve been in one of “those” seasons.  Loss, heartache, questioning, along with so many conversations with God and His Holy Spirit.  As James reminds us, “Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because youContinue reading ““Those” Seasons”

A Useful Servant

If you ever talk to a non-Christian and they give you the line, “The Bible is just some old book written thousands of years ago and society has evolved since then,” you might want to share the story of a slave named Onesimus, which means “Useful.”  Not the Onesimus in the book of Philemon – we’llContinue reading “A Useful Servant”

The Heart of the Matter

“And I am so angry I wish I were dead.”  Jonah 4:9 I’ve shared before about the miraculous year I had doing God’s will during our 100 Lunches project.  When Jesus first spoke to me, directing me to make 100 lunches and deliver them to the homeless in downtown San Diego I had no idea the lessonsContinue reading “The Heart of the Matter”

Holy Spirit

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 About 10 years ago the church I attended began a series about the Holy Spirit.  I was fairly new in my walk with God and didn’tContinue reading “Holy Spirit”

Contend for the Faith

Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richlyContinue reading “Contend for the Faith”

Walking The Talk

The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness. Isaiah 38:19 I have a confession to make.  I wasn’t an intentional Christian parent.  Church was often relegated to the backseat during softball season (which pretty much lasts 9 months).  I didn’t make sure my kids were involved in Christian youth groups.  WhenContinue reading “Walking The Talk”

Resolute In Christ

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 Hi Friends!  It’s been a while since my last post – which ended the 30 More Days of Praise series.  I’ve been praying for some time for direction about my next series.  And I finally received a pushContinue reading “Resolute In Christ”

His Next Chapter

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10 I was asked recently in a Bible study to list all the religious and “good works”  activities I do.  This included serving my family and friends.  After making the list we were then to write who we doContinue reading “His Next Chapter”

Inside Jokes

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverb 21:9 You might be scratching your head with the verse today.  What does a marital fight have to do with praising God?  Well, the fight itself doesn’t.  But God’s view of it does.  The book of Proverbs has some pretty funnyContinue reading “Inside Jokes”

His Mysterious Ways

“Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”” John 13:7 In about ten weeks I’ll be a first time grandma.  And even though I’ve personally experienced the miracle of childbirth twice, I still find the whole thing a mystery.  When I look at an obviously pregnant woman it stillContinue reading “His Mysterious Ways”