My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…

Evidence of Things Not Seen

This past Saturday, I sat on my bed angry at God. He didn’t seem to be acting on behalf of a much loved person in a dire situation. Through my tears, I cried out, “God, we believe You are on Your throne. Why doesn’t it seem that You are doing anything from it?” I was…

In the Dark

I have been an avid hiker since the age of 19. I love the solitude and the changes in scenery. Over my 20 something years of hiking, I have come to realize that I don’t enjoy walking in the heavy forested paths. My tendency is to charge through that part to get to the mountaintop.…

The Apex

The word Apex is defined as "The uppermost point".  So, for example, the summit of a mountain would be the Apex of that mountain.  The highest point. The very tip top of that mountain is the Apex.  People spend between $30,000 - $90,000 to attempt to hike Mount Everest.  The dream for many is to…

God with Us

When we look at a problem and when we focus on the mess, it’s easy to get lost in it. While I was reading my Bible this morning, the seemingly dire situation that we currently find ourselves in came to mind. For just a brief moment, I viewed the situation from the filter that we…

In the Valley

I’ve been reading (for the 2nd time) a book by Tozer called Alive in the Spirit. He wrote something that stood out to me concerning the person of the Holy Spirit and how we miss the point when we don’t seek out a relationship with Him. We ask for the gifts of the Spirit like…

Poker Table

From the first time I heard the word, perspicacity, I was intrigued by it, because it encompasses several important abilities that we as followers of Christ should either possess or strive to posses. The simple definition is keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. The way it was presented to me was simply understanding…

Being Needy

"They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of…

When God Doesn’t Show Up

I'll start off saying the title is a bit ominous, but it's not exact. It's more of the time when God doesn't show up until he does. The time that is days, weeks, months, or for some, even years. We've all prayed and had answered prayers and unanswered prayers. You're thankful when they're answered and…