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A Powerful Love

14th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Before I get into sharing on God’s amazing love, I wanted to say that I haven’t forgotten my promise of three more principles to guide us in facing the mountains in our lives. I said last week that I would write on that this week. And then this morning I realized it’s Valentine’s Day AND […]


The Mountains in our Lives

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently I posted a question on Facebook: “If you had to name the number one ‘mountain’ you know you are facing in 2017, what would it be?”  The answers ranged from “developing better health habits” to “healing from terminal disease” to “Satan’s attacks on our children.” It was a pretty thorough list of the kinds […]


Pray Big, Believe Big, Live Big

3rd September 2016 | 0 Comments

You might notice it’s Saturday–not Tuesday. So why am I posting? If you follow my blog you know Tuesday is my “post” day. But I can’t wait til Tuesday. I can’t wait to tell you why I won’t be able to post on Tuesday. You see I’m off to celebrate our Big God and his […]


A Peace Unbreakable

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Years ago, I spent a period of time reading Scripture in Spanish. One day I was reading in John and came across this oh-so-familiar verse (14:27) “My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it.” In Spanish however this verse said, “My peace I give to you, the peace […]


Belonging

2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

As I write this I’m sitting in a hotel room in Guarulhos, Brazil. Although it is my first time to visit Brazil, it has felt a little bit like coming home. Many of the customs and even some of the food remind me of Venezuela. I’m also blessed to have several students in my workshop […]


Looking with Love

26th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently I was meeting with a dear friend over coffee and we were sharing what God is teaching us about life and love. The subject of pride came up and how difficult it is to show grace to individuals who don’t think they need it. Immediately a story from Mark 10 came to mind. Jesus […]


What Happens in the Middle

15th July 2016 | 0 Comments

We are a culture of the immediate.  Certainly we don’t want to wait for anything. Any task undertaken is expected to move at a reasonable (of course what determines reasonable) or we get impatient.  Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle. Last week, Marshall and I took a road trip to Canada as a […]


A Promise, A Shield, A Focus

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

I have known Jesus for most of my life. I have grown into his love, and learned to follow hard after him through many mundane, even monotonous moments. But I have also learned to follow hard after him in the sudden chaos of storms that threatened to overwhelm. At times, like Saul (who became Paul) […]


Looking to Him–From Jaden’s Perspective

25th May 2016 | 0 Comments

When we moved to Wisconsin my kids really struggled with the transition. Leaving the stability of life in Florida was a real challenge. Everything they dreaded was every bit as hard as they had feared. And honestly it was harder. For three months of our life in Wisconsin the boys could not see Joel at […]


Looking to HIM for Help

10th May 2016 | 0 Comments

When we look to Him for help, we often have a high expectation of what kind of help He will give. Instead of trusting in His goodness and sovereignty it is easy to get sidetracked by our own expectations. As I begged God for help in our family’s situation, I sometimes found myself outlining the […]