Posts Tagged ‘ hope ’

Thankful

21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahh….my favorite holiday is just around the corner! I wait all year for this day. As a child my love for Thanksgiving was born. Our American History teacher brought to life the struggles of our pioneering forefathers, who through toil and loss, found great hope in the God they followed. The stories of their first […]


Christmas Already?????

14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week at an end-of-season volleyball social, my friend leaned over and said to me, “Do you know 93.3 is playing Christmas music nonstop already?” “What!?” I exclaimed.  “Now I love Christmas, but that seems excessive!” Then I told her how as I had driven to the event I had seen a Christmas tree in […]


His Power from Reformation to Reformation

31st October 2017 | 0 Comments

Malachi 1:11  “My name will be great among the nations from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty. Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, bravely, at peril of his […]


Weak Faith, Powerful Answers

11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

“God,” I whispered as I finished packing my carry-on for my trip to Florida. “It’d sure be nice if someone would just give me a wad of spending money for my time in Florida.” I chuckled to myself as I finished. Where did that come from? I wondered. I’m going to Florida to work at […]


“Pendiente”

26th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In Spanish we have a word for active waiting, pendiente. It means to be available, to wait expectantly, but without angst, to anticipate but with patience.  It is not a rushed or stressful word. It is a pause, with an expectation of an end to the pause at some point. When I was a kid, […]


God’s Lavish Love is NOT a Zero-sum Game

19th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently Roman was interviewed by the principal of the new school he is attending this year. When the principal asked him what he knew and thought about Jesus, his response started with, “Well, I know that he is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, which means he’s basically sovereign over everything.” He went on to  address God’s […]


The Joy of the Ultimate

12th September 2017 | 0 Comments

“For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.”  This is a familiar verse for many of us. We marvel that Paul made this bold statement from a prison cell in Rome, awaiting probable execution because of his testimony. But honestly, sometimes it takes a stripping away of everything for us to truly see […]


The Washing of the Water of the Word

22nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

A favorite part of my ministry with Wycliffe Associates is the time I get to spend studying the Word with other believers from various cultures. As we work together to translate Scripture so that other minority languages can read His Word in their heart language, God takes that very Word and works it into our […]


Of Dreams and Prayers

16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Southern Botswana is an arid place, especially in late July—their winter. A vibrant blue sky devoid of clouds greeted us each morning.  After about 3 days, I asked the team of Bible translators that I was working with, when the rains would come. It was obvious that they didn’t expect rain for at last another […]


The Urgency of Expectancy

20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week I shared a bit of what I’ve been learning about the difference between impatience and expectancy. Expectancy is a charged wait–anticipation for what God is doing. Expectancy is wide-eyed, ears pricked, neck craned, eager focus on God and His kingdom. This morning I had coffee with a young college student from our church […]