Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2014 ’

And the Hits Just Keep Coming…

29th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Life on this earth is full of hits, sometimes more intense ones, the closer we walk with our Savior. I don’t find our family’s “crisis” to be unreasonable or unrealistic for this life. As a matter of fact, any time I am tempted to self-pity, I come face to face with someone else’s “bumps” which […]

A Glimpse

27th October 2014 | 0 Comments

“Let’s go across the road to the cafe and see if we can pick up internet there,” one team member suggested. We had just decided to break from our seminar for a couple hours as a few of the participants had been held up in travel and would not arrive until after lunch. A chunk […]

Learning from Each Other

24th October 2014 | 0 Comments

“So what is this story in Acts 9 about? What is the main point of the story?” I asked a group of eager tribal participants in our seminar. “Offerings.” One volunteered. What? I thought. Something was lost in translation there? Did she really just say this story of Tabitha’s being raised from the dead is […]

Spiritual Ennui and Renewal

18th October 2014 | 0 Comments

“The natural, unplanned flow of spiritual life sinks to the lowest ebb of vitality.” John Piper made this wise assertion in an article concerning prayer. It struck a cord with me, because often in our culture we think of “natural” and “unplanned” as positive adjectives. Our western ideals and values follow the argument that the […]

Frozen-in-time Moments

1st October 2014 | 0 Comments

The instant the phone rang I knew something was terribly wrong. No social caller would ring me at this time of the morning. The house was still mostly dark and I was the only one awake. As I grabbed my phone a million images paraded across my mind, and I had a pristine moment of […]