Following Jesus in the 21st century leads to a more interesting and dynamic life than we can imagine. Look beyond all you’ve been taught and believe to see your life as God imagines it. Find peace, joy and love in all that you do.

It’s been almost 40 years since I gave my life to Christ. I am a spiritual director, blogger and author about living the life in Christ. Come along with me and we’ll walk this riveting path together.

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Jan 18, 2021

Changes in Our LIves

We have no idea what the future will be, not even what the next minute after this one will bring. We are constantly surprised or appalled or frightened or delighted by what is in the next moment. Just this morning as I was preparing to drive my grandchildren to and from school—four trips today, a […]

Jan 09, 2021

Mercy and Compassion

I have just completed the editorial changes to my book that will be published sometime this summer, Called to Help the Poor and Needy. The book focuses on the 2,000+ Bible verses that command us to help the poor or needy person, the sick, the prisoner, the foreigner or stranger, the neighbor, basically anyone who […]

Jan 04, 2021

God’s Kind of Love

Love is patient kind does not envy does not boast is not proud does not dishonor others is not self-seeking, is not easily angered keeps no record of wrongs does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.   Love always protects always trusts always hopes always perseveres. [1 Corinthians 13:4-7]   Our human […]

” What you are is God’s gift to you;
What you make of yourself is your gift to God. “

Exodus: Our Story, Too! weaves together the trials of the Israelites in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan with the stages of the classical spiritual journey: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination and Union. To read this story is to see where each of us is on this journey and what we have left to do to enter the kingdom of God. The longest part of the journey is purgation, the giving up of our rebellious nature, the owning of all that we are, all that we have said and done and what was done to us, the releasing of our own world-centered views of how our lives should go in favor of loving God, of following Him wherever He would take us and finally entering into a full partnership with God in our lives. Then we live out our lives as we were created to be, living fully, purposefully and in peace.

Over the Christian centuries the teaching about the kingdom of God has followed a pretty narrow pattern. The kingdom was heaven where believers in Jesus as the son of God, if they had been true to the letter of the law, would go after they died. This interpretation has ignored much of what Jesus said about the kingdom in His parables and teachings and focused on us being “letter-of-the-law” people. But Jesus was about the Spirit of the Law, that is following the essence of the law in every situation, not being sure to cross every “I” and dot every “t.”

“Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead, find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:
Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes, that we can see all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.”

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