What Revelations Can Teach Us

Jan 07, 2019

During the summer I was led to read the Book of Revelations which I have had little contact with. Immediately, I could see a huge benefit from reading the introductory letters to seven churches. Each church was affirmed for where they were at the time and then challenged for their short-falls.   We can see […]

We Limit God’s Presence in Our Lives

Nov 12, 2018

How can we truly give God power over our lives when we so limit what He can do in our lives by the ways we think of Him and how we are in this world? I’ve been thinking about the limitations of our thinking and how our idea of God is distorted in so many […]

My Thoughts are not Your Thoughts

Jan 09, 2017

  I have been writing over the last month about all that stands in the way of our relationship with God: 1)our negative self-images; 2)the need for trust in God and for our listening for the Indwelling Spirit of God; 3)the need for a full surrender of who we are to God and 4)the need […]

You called; I came

Oct 24, 2016

  My posts this week follow the theme I posted last week, “You called; I came.” Each day’s quote is a prime example of God’s voice as I heard it in my mind. What I have learned is that God doesn’t think at all like me, so that his voice is highlighted within me whenever […]

You Called; I Came.

Oct 17, 2016

I think of the Lord as sowing seeds, inviting us all our lives long. It is up to up whether we hear his invitation. It’s us to us whether we answer his call. But the invitations are always being issued to each of us: to freedom, to your true self, to love, to truth, to […]

Communion of Saints

Aug 22, 2016

I’ve just finished reading two classic 20th century Christian books, Discovering the Depths by William Clemmons and The Testament of Devotion by Thomas Kelly. I feel like I have been swimming in the depths of Christian life. I have read some 15 books written about living a deeper Christian life this spring, but these two […]

Belief in God is the first step

Feb 15, 2016

  A belief in Jesus Christ as the son of God is the first step, the gateway into acquiring the mind of Christ(1 Corinthians 2:16), but it is not the end-all and be-all of the Christian journey. If we stop at this threshold of belief and never turn our lives over to Christ—the second step—we […]

Be Still and Know That I am God

Dec 21, 2015

“Be still and know that I am God.” That is a challenge in this busy, busy holiday season. But at all times there is a reason that we are asked in Psalm 46:10 to still ourselves, to quiet our minds, to simplify our lives: we cannot access the divine wisdom within us, the “still, small […]

Unshakable Faith

Nov 23, 2015

In December of 2001 my husband’s lymphoma returned with a vengeance, just three short months after his oncologist had declared his CT-scan cancer-free. I think that Hank already knew what the oncologist was affirming; he had been able to sense the changes in his body. As for me I was in complete denial. Hank was […]

With All My Heart

Nov 24, 2014

“I so want this with all my heart amen” wrote one of my readers, SW, in October this year, in a comment on “The Promise of Isaiah.” She was expressing a deep longing for her whole self to be restored to the Lord and for living a purposeful life. Interestingly, that deep longing is the […]