Archive for the ‘ Joy ’ Category

Facing the Mountains (part 2)

21st February 2017 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago I shared two important disciplines for facing the mountains in our lives. This week I want to share three more. Remember: When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan on dry ground—finally entering the Promised Land, God told Joshua to have one member form each of the twelve tribes, pick up a […]


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 […]


Your Name and Your Renown

1st February 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Pastor spoke a few weeks ago from Isaiah 26, a song of praise about the future hope of God’s Kingdom. It is a beautiful passage full of worship and hope, of expectation for the holy promises of God to be fulfilled. Isaiah was a prophet in Judah over a turbulent period in its history. […]


Broken Wholly or Holy Broken

11th January 2017 | 0 Comments

My mentor and precious friend, Win walked into the waiting arms of Jesus a week ago, after a sojourn of more than 90 years on this earth. As another mutual friend noted, it was a near-journey for her–that transition from this life into eternity, because Win had lived her life here on earth  aware of […]


What Happens when I Pray?

20th September 2016 | 0 Comments

I am still contemplating the significance of prayer in our journey with God—both personally and on the grand scale of His plan for building His kingdom in the world. Some of what I’ve been learning and am experiencing in my own life, may be obvious. I guess it should be obvious, but it’s certainly been […]


Love Undeserved

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

In Mark 10, a story is told about a rich, young man who comes seeking answers from Jesus. Approaching Jesus along his journey, he sought an immediate audience.  Mark actually tells us he ran right up to Jesus and knelt before him. Interrupting Jesus’ journey did not seem to concern him at all. He had […]


From Saturday Reflections to Sunday Revelations

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Every time God intervenes with miraculous provision of any sort, it is about more than the physical or material gift; it is an invitation to enter into deeper intimacy with him. This is paraphrased from a message I was listening to as I cleaned house on Saturday. It really stuck with me, and challenged my […]


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 […]