Posts Tagged ‘ faith ’

Not by Might….

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Last year I was in India for a translation workshop that seemed destined for failure. From the first day we encountered numerous and sundry roadblocks to  teaching the participants how to translate the Scripture. From culture shock, to illness, to poor language skills, to no understanding of the source language, to illiteracy and no computer […]


Light and Momentary

4th April 2017 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, the pastor and several believers in our church community surrounded Joel, anointed him with oil and prayed over him for healing of his neck. On Monday Joel got up in even worse pain than normal.  Joel said to me with tears in his voice, “I know God can; it’s just a matter of […]


What do we do with Unfair?

28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

After writing about the unfairness of life last week I  posted a question on Facebook about why life isn’t fair. I was surprised at the varying response I got.  Some answers suggested that life is fair and when we think otherwise, we are just looking at it the wrong way—like it’s our understanding of fair […]


Our Great God

15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The boys and I are memorizing Psalm 103 together in the car on the way to school each morning. It is a poem (or song) of praise to God that many of us are familiar with. “Bless the Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord […]


Irrevocable Gifts

9th November 2016 | 0 Comments

I am traveling with a team from Wycliffe Associates, sharing at banquet events  all that God is doing through Wycliffe Associates and the MAST translation program. I am humbled by the part God has invited me to have on the WA team in building his kingdom around the world, Getting to share with people night […]


Impossible, Amazing Love

26th October 2016 | 0 Comments

I heard someone say today that Jesus never commanded us to love everyone. This intrigued me. Isn’t the very essence of God himself love? Aren’t we to be conduits of that love to the world? Haven’t we received the high calling to love indiscriminately? Yes, but that is not the same as a commandment to […]


What Do You Want Me to Do for You?–Bart’s tale

30th August 2016 | 0 Comments

This is an imaginative re-write of the story found in Mark 10:46-52: It was hot and dusty; I felt my way along the rocky edge of the road, until I found an outcropping of rocks big enough to sit on, out of the way of the road, but close enough I could get a traveler’s […]


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 […]


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 […]


Stepping out of the Shadow of Shame–Humble Accountability

19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

I want to share a story Joel told me after he had been in prison for about two years. It is a gut-wrenchingly honest confession; one that was hard for me to read (and frankly still is). But I share it now, because in this letter, Joel’s vulnerability and willingness to seek God’s help is […]