Posts Tagged ‘ power ’

The Lifter of my Head

24th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes in life it feels like the troubles keep piling up. One upon another. Unavoidable circumstances, sudden detours, difficult people. It can get discouraging, wearing, down right exhausting. I’ve felt that way the past few days. It seems like this world is out to get me! I think David felt a bit like that when […]


I Stand in Awe…

9th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Marshall and I are in New York traveling with Wycliffe Associates to promote Bible translation through banquet events. We have had a lot of rain as we’ve traveled the north east this time of year. I love rain. And walking in it is a special kind of joy. But it’s been cold along with all […]


Greater is He that is within us–EVERYWHERE

26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m on a 13 hour flight back from the other side of the world. I got a new stamp in my passport, saw a wonder of the ancient world, and gathered with believers in Jesus from more than six countries. It is amazing to me how God brings unity to his body across culture and […]


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 […]


What Makes the Difference

15th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Marshall and I are studying poetry in our British Literature class this fall.  We have explored the history of different poets and the philosophies that they promoted–primitivism, naturalism, romanticism. In reading their poetry, we see evidence of these worldviews. Wordsworth for example was convinced that individual humans are basically good in nature, and the problem […]


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 […]


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 Redemption Story

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Life isn’t perfect…even the good isn’t the best. Even happy endings, don’t erase the trauma. But redemption promises something more. Something that starts in the imperfect of this world, but culminates in the perfect of eternity. Something that takes the horrible and the good, and works in it all for the best. Something that reminds […]