Monthly archive for ‘ November, 2014 ’

Always Enough

27th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Prayer I will praise you in the darkness, In the black and raging storm, I’ll thank you even then, For your presence keeps me warm. I will cling to you in hope, Knowing you alone can fill. Only you will be enough, In the pit I trust you still, I will thank you for […]

How God Counts

25th November 2014 | 0 Comments

When I was a very small child, our family lived for several years in a tribal village nestled in the Amazon jungles of Venezuela. We were not the first western missionaries to call that tiny village home. Others had come before us, spreading the seed of the gospel with precious little fruit. As we arrived, […]


25th November 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m a hard one to surprise, although I love surprises. I seem to tune in to clues and figure them out before they happen. Just ask my sister or my mom how many times they’ve tried to surprise me and how often they’ve actually succeeded. They get mad at me for guessing before the “surprise” […]

Whether the Weather

24th November 2014 | 0 Comments

When I visited India last year I was surprised to hear from my new friends how significant their seasonal changes were. I was in the northern part of the state in the “foothills of the foothills of the Himalayas” as they put it. While we were there in August the weather was warm and humid […]


22nd November 2014 | 0 Comments

Two years ago this week, Marshall was attacked in the waning moments of light, standing outside of his school waiting for me to pick him up. A couple of older teen agers accosted him and when he tried to walk away, they knocked him into the hedge beside the school and began kicking him. Marshall, […]


21st November 2014 | 0 Comments

I grew up in a tiny village going to a Christian missionary school, followed by a year at Bible college, so entering a secular college to pursue my degree in teaching was a real environmental adjustment! For the first time in my life my faith put me in the minority. And I discovered that very […]

The Glad Game

20th November 2014 | 0 Comments

When I was a girl, one of my favorite movies was Pollyanna, about a young girl whose missionary parents die suddenly of the influenza and she must go to live with her very rich, very austere, and very influential aunt (who basically runs the town). Pollyanna is so bent on celebrating the good in everyone […]

The Things We Take for Granted

19th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for a million and one reasons! (not the least of which is its position as a kickoff for the Christmas season, which I also LOVE.) This is a holiday that celebrates one of the most basic of God-ordained and God-centered behaviors. In the midst of a secular society that denies […]

The Missing You’pl

17th November 2014 | 0 Comments

The English language is both complex in its grammatical construction, and extensive in its range of vocabulary.  And yet, as is the case with any language, it falls short in some areas of lexical equivalence when compared with other languages. Thus translations into English sometimes fall short of the original meaning in the original language. […]

Healed and Free

11th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I posted about Sunday’s message and the woman whose flow of blood was healed by one touch of Jesus’ cloak. As I listened to the sermon, I wrote the following poem and wanted to share it with you. Alone and full of fear, She cam searching anyway, Trembling with buried hope, She tracked the […]