John the Baptist’s Birth

Dec 12, 2022

12.12.22   Mary stayed with Elizabeth and Zechariah for three months. We can only imagine what those three months were like for her–pregnant and maybe just beginning to show. Many questions to ponder as she imagined what Jesus would be like; what her life as a mother and wife would be and many more, I […]

It’s all about the gods!

Nov 19, 2018

  I walked on air for three days after I gave my life to Christ, but came crashing down to earth when I heard these words: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me!”  I wrote pages and pages of things that I put before God in my life. I think that my whole journey […]

The Benefits of a Life Lived in Christ

Oct 08, 2018

It’s not always easy to communicate what a life lived in Christ can offer another person. For those of us already in it, we’ve already turned our backs on much of the world. But we may not be always the best examples of how a believer in Jesus Christ should be, being the flawed human […]

Why I write this blog…

Sep 24, 2018

I thought my readers might like to know how I came to be writing this blog and the books I’ve written. So here goes. I started writing before I knew why I was writing, before I had a glimpse of the future. I am so used to just following all the suggestions that God makes […]

Blessed Are The Meek…

Jun 04, 2018

      “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Whether our life circumstances have left us meek or humble or gentle or we have been “gentled,”[1] as Cynthia Bourgeault would put it, that is, healed and transformed by our surrender to the arms of God, the result is the same: we […]

A Branch on the Vine

Dec 11, 2017

What is it like to be a branch on the vine? To have God prune the dead wood off of you? To encourage your growth? To have things happen to you that scar your branch and yet you are still a part of the vine? What is it like to be dependent on the vine […]

The Lesson of the Two Snakes, One in Genesis, One in Numbers

Nov 27, 2017

Two snakes: one in Genesis 3 and one in Numbers 21. Since I’ve spent the last few years knee-deep in the Exodus story, I finally made the connection between these slithery creatures the other day. Aha! I thought, these two snakes are connected. The first snake, the one in Genesis, represents Satan or the Devil […]

The Great Transition

Nov 20, 2017

Over the last five years I have noticed that I have been through three transitions. The first occurred after I had moved from Charlotte to Baltimore and back within 9 months-time. At first I lived in an apartment for six months and then bought a townhome—three moves in two years. For at least a year […]

Being Present

Nov 13, 2017

    The last several weeks I’ve been focusing on what it means to love God with all of ourselves as Jesus commanded. This week I want to add one more way in which we can love God with all of ourselves. When we give our whole selves to God in love, we are giving […]

There Really Is Only One Sin–Separation From God

Nov 06, 2017

There really is only one sin—separation from God. Every other thing that we label sin is merely a manifestation of the state of being separate from God. If we were living in God, with God or in Christ’s mind, how could we hurt someone else, reject another human being, judge someone else? Or do anything […]