Outcasts. Who loves the unlovely in our world? Or, more specifically, in the church, the Body of Christ? Who decides which of us belongs in the box called “untouchables”? I am in that box many times, but God did not put me there. Many times, others place me there. Sometimes, I consign myself to … More Tumbleweeds and Birdsong
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
Sat here typing and deleting this post multiple times.. What do I write?Nothing profound or Supernaturally inspired to say.What can I write about? I thought of just waxing eloquent about a Scripture but that almost seems a bit cliche. So I ask myself, what one thing have I been thinking all week? My answer leans toward the … More God Winks
In 1976 I found myself stationed at RAF Bentwaters Air Force Base in the U.K. On this particular day I was working at the end of the runway where we were checking our fighter jets for one last time before takeoff.The base was close to the English Channel so seagulls were an ever present reality, as was the threat they … More Birds of Pray!
I have been waiting to see God’s promises for a LONNNG time. I know that some of you may be in that same place. I have promises and prophetic words some as old as 20 years and some only a few months that I have not yet seen come. I sometimes grow weary in the waiting … More Are You Waiting for a Promise?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message … More Reconciliation
So a few weeks ago, Pastor Nick was preaching and the following verse was on the big screen: I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect loves drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” I have read that verse many times … More Perfect Love Drives Out Fear
Last week, my son, who is an only child, was feeling sorry for himself because he had no one to play with. My initial reaction was guilt feeling like I was letting him down for not stopping what I was doing and go find him a playmate. Then, it kind of hit me that it … More When Blessings Become Lost in Hardships
In my lifetime the standard of beauty has varied widely. From stick thin Kate Moss to big booty Kim Kardashein. I want to know, has anyone ever stopped to wonder what Eve looked like? I think it is significant that in the Bible there is no account of her looks. Adam was given a woman … More Perfect & Unashamed
I’ve spent significant amounts of time in my life feeling like a broken toy that was left behind, considered good only for the refuse heap. We all have glitches…broken places… some that may persist throughout our lives. There are times when I simply collapse into a pool of tears because from my point of view, … More Broken Toys