The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” Way back in the early 80’s, having just returned from serving in the military, freshly divorced and … More The True Vine

Peace Like a River

Have you ever looked at a river? I mean really looked at one…its nature, its flow, its changeability yet still remaining the same?  Rivers overflow, meander peacefully, rush down in white water rapids, pool deeply, wear mighty boulders down to pebbles, while gently feeding tremendous trees, providing a wonderfully nourishing environment for plants and wildlife. … More Peace Like a River

Transparency

I’m currently reading the book, How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson. One of the topics in the book is the innovation and craft of glassmaking. The history is quite fascinating. At one point the glassmakers where exiled to an island because they kept burning down villages and towns where they lived. Once all … More Transparency

Hearts

For quite some time, God has been impressing and imparting to my heart an ever-increasing awareness of His heart for the lost, in ways one might not expect.  He is causing my heart to grieve right along with His, passing on His intense desire for reconciliation of every person to Himself. We live in a … More Hearts