Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2011 ’

Because He Loves Us

13th October 2011 | 0 Comments

One evening in family devos, we were reading about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. (John 11) That story is so precious and chalk full of spiritual insight. It has become one of my favorite portions of Scripture. This time as I read it, I kept thinking about how Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and Lazarus […]

Our Greatest Need

11th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I read this compelling statement in My Utmost for His Highest the other day: “The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things.” It reminds me of Jesus’ response when he was asked, “How do we do the work of the Father?” He said, “The work of the Father is […]

The Cure for Sin

9th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I have been reminded several times recently of an important Biblical truth I learned during my Bible school days. When we choose to allow sin into our lives, we don’t know how far that sin will take us, or what it will take to bring us back. Unfortunately, we often think we have choices that […]

Are You Hungry?

8th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I love to eat! I am especially fond of chocolate and just about any rich dessert. Here in America in our affluent culture, we have an abundance of food, and a great variety as well. Eating is not just a nutritious necessity but a downright pleasure. Recently, I read a story about a futuristic world […]


5th October 2011 | 0 Comments

Growing up in Venezuela, volley ball was a big sport at the mission school. Every week end evening, we spent on the volley ball court until lights out. Even though I played regularly, I was slow to rise above the level of mediocre. I wasn’t the kind of player that got chosen for a team. […]

The Dance of Eager Expectation and Patience

5th October 2011 | 1 Comment

I have been thinking a lot lately about really listening to God. I am challenged in this area, because I tend to be one of those people who is always busy. Of course, that is partially a result of my current circumstances. But I know me, and even when my life didn’t have to be […]

Is Ignorance Bliss

3rd October 2011 | 0 Comments

This is the question my eighth graders and I discussed in class today. Do we actually find happiness in ignorance? And the honest truth is sometimes we do. It’s easier to enjoy abundance, when we don’t know about those in need. And sometimes life is more relaxing if we don’t know about a million unfinished […]

The Path of Least Resistance

2nd October 2011 | 0 Comments

I was listening to a sermon by Pete Briscoe recently, in which he posed an interesting question. “What is the difference between a canal and a river?” He wasn’t teaching a geography lesson though. He was making a spiritual point. His answer: “A river follows the path of least resistance. A canal goes where it […]