A while back, my husband and I were eating at a local deli which we love. While we were eating, a couple and their young daughter sat down at the table next to us. There was the usual back-and-forth between parent and child that anyone who’s eaten at a restaurant with a kindergartner would be … Continue reading The Father’s Heart
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:11-13, 15 NIV Verse 15 describes yesterday. I began the … Continue reading Rejoice, Mourn, Love
Names imply possession, relationship. You don’t name an animal unless you expect to keep it as a pet, to take ownership of it, to develop an attachment to, a connection with, or an affection for it. You don’t give names to people or things you never expect to call, whether it’s a nickname for a … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Last month, I participated in a prayer session which the sponsoring group called Inner Healing. It was much like a counseling session, except fueled predominantly by prayer. It’s aim was to uncover past events and perceptions of such events which have produced negative spiritual, psychological, and emotional effects. It has a profound impact and I … Continue reading Inner Healing
Fear attacked my identity. BUT it did not overcome it. Continue reading Spirits at War: Fear Vs. Love
A little over a month ago, I married my best friend and it has been a very exciting transition. One thing that took me a little while to get used to was putting on my rings each morning. They’re a sparkling reminder that I promised my whole self to my husband, and he his whole … Continue reading Wedding Rings
Excerpts from Romans 6… We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead … Continue reading Who You Are: DEAD
“‘Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.’ Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, ‘Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this … Continue reading What Am I Waiting For?
Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good. –Psalm 122:9 What is justice? It’s a subject that humans have wrestled with since….ever. Here in America, we anthropomorphize justice as a woman blindfolded, giving her the ideal of impartiality. We each hold our own opinions on what justice is and … Continue reading The Vow of Good
Jeremiah 33:3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ (NIV) ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (NKJV) The bold words are translated differently, and no wonder. The original Hebrew … Continue reading Hasar: Humility, Harvest, Headway