Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2012 ’

Are You Rich? (part 2)

30th October 2012 | 0 Comments

As I have continued to ponder the parable of the master who entrusted three servants with a specific sum while he was away, I’ve stepped out of the material realm to which this parable directly points, and into more indirect and sometimes overlooked areas of wealth. A study I am doing on the parables of […]

Are You Rich?

29th October 2012 | 0 Comments

I will have to honestly admit that I don’t naturally consider myself wealthy. Rather, I occasionally dream about the kind of financial freedom I see others enjoy. I wonder what it would be like to afford vacations, jet skis and other big ticket toys, a larger house, even just eating out randomly without wondering how […]


25th October 2012 | 0 Comments

“I hate being weak! And Temptation reminds me that I’m weak” Joel confessed in frustration. Don’t we all hate being weak? We want to develop super-power spiritual muscles. We long to “rise above” the temptations, and frustrations of this world and live on a higher plane of peace. I think it’s ingrained in the human […]

The Cleansing Power of Christ

15th October 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently I’ve been wading through Leviticus on my way through the Bible. Honestly I find it difficult to see the material as meaningful in a detailed sense. Overall, I understand and appreciate the concepts of the holiness of God, His desire to communicate with man and His requirement of one way. But each detailed passage […]

My Heart Has Heard You Say…

10th October 2012 | 0 Comments

I read this passage in Psalm 27 the other day and it really jumped off the page: “My heart has heard you say, ‘come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord I am coming.’ ” This brief but precious dialogue between the Psalmist and His Lord, reminds me how intensely personal God is. […]

Timeless Advice

8th October 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently Jaden came home from school complaining about an unfair situation in which he had received a consequence but the “truly offending party” had gotten off without even a rebuke! He was frustrated and his internal sense of justice was crying out for an answer. I listened to his story, bearing in mind that it […]

A Brief Testimony

5th October 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently created a video with the help of a dear friend (She did most of the creating; I just did the talking) that shares the short version of our  family’s testimony. This video is available on Facebook on my book’s page: Joy Comes in the Mourning. My desire is for this video to […]

Not Forgetting Thanksgiving in the Times of Prosperity

5th October 2012 | 0 Comments

Over these past years, God has challenged my heart to look to Him in honest thanksgiving, in spite of many difficult circumstances. I have been learning that as I allow him, God gives me a heart of joy and thankfulness for the good in my life, regardless of what pain I face. Many times He […]

“I Spy”

1st October 2012 | 3 Comments

Roman’s favorite game, especially when we’re in the car for awhile, is “I spy.”  So it’s not surprising that one of the first things Roman wanted to do with daddy was to play “I spy.” After a few color choices back and forth, Joel decided to switch things up a bit so he said, “I […]