And He who was seated on the throne said,“Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:5 ESV There have been so many things happening lately that I have been a bit distracted. I love seeing things ( and people) made into... Continue Reading →
Submission to what?
One of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard was a simple song, sung by someone completely humbling themselves. I don’t need the music to be perfect and loud. I want a surrendered heart. Worship is bowing before God, humbling yourself. Submission. What does it mean to submit? To accept or yield to a... Continue Reading →
Can We Talk?
Today as part of a casual conversation at work, I learned that several of my coworkers have family impacted by addiction. I kept quiet and just listened. I wonder if they know.... Addiction touches more families than we realize. All throughout our communities, we find current and past drug use, alcoholism and crisis. So why... Continue Reading →
Christmas isn’t always pretty
Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her king... I love the old Christmas carols. They have this perfect way of bringing the past into the present. Unfortunately, all too often the past sneaks into the present in much uglier ways. We set our expectations for Christmas - full of beauty... Continue Reading →
The Empty Tree
We just put up our Christmas tree. The light is fading as I sit here and stare at it. Today has been hard. I don’t have the energy to start decorating. The tree stands silently in the dark, empty, waiting for what comes next.... I know so many of us are walking through difficult times.... Continue Reading →
I have been thinking about the principle of the path today. It is not your intentions that will get you where you want to go. It is the steps you take in the right direction. Andy Stanley wrote a wonderful book to answer the question, “ How do you get where you want to go?”... Continue Reading →
The Lazarus People
"Isn't this the One who opens blind eyes? Why didn't He do something to keep Lazarus from dying? (John 11:37,TPT)" There are people in our world who are dead but alive. They live and breathe, but are covered by grave clothes made with pain, trauma, drugs, and fear. They do not know how to live.... Continue Reading →