No Jerks for Jesus

I recently read a tweet which said, “Being a jerk to everyone you think is wrong about stuff is not a mark of orthodoxy or courage but of arrogance and fear.  The saints used to […]

Just be still with me.

During my 5 minutes of silence with the Lord this morning, my mind wouldn’t stop. I just kept praying. I heard the Lord tell me, “just be still with me.”  During my quiet time, one […]

A Wonderful Prayer

I wanted to share a prayer of Ignatius of Loyola for this blog. There are significant theological depths in this prayer which are worth reflecting on. Meditating on this prayer reminds me that all I […]

God enfold us!

I read this blessing a Vineyard pastor I know used on Sunday.   It is great idea to turn it into prayer. “God, enfold me. God, surround me. I invite you into my speaking, thinking etc.” […]

Rest.

This has been a difficult season full of ups and downs. Not necessarily mine in this season but in walking through life with others.    Yesterday, I rested. I abstained from pretty much everything. I […]

Loss

This has been a rough season.  We have had a few church members die of COVID-19 and many in the hospital.  I get uneasy now anytime I hear someone has gone to the hospital.  I […]

Gentle Reminders

Every morning about 7:00 a.m.  my sister’s talking calculator says good morning and plays a few measures of a tune.  My sister Thaila has been gone over 3 years now, but I find I cannot […]

God is not a God of Disorder, but of Peace.  ICor. 14:33A

We have all witnessed things lately in our country which do not seem at all peaceful or helpful.  It saddens me.  I have been so disappointed that my kids are seeing such dysfunction in our […]

Well… It’s 2021!

This is what we’ve all been waiting for! But wait…. Do you feel any different? Does the world look any different? Mine doesn’t… My oldest daughter turned 6 last month. She went to bed with […]

Enjoy the Change!

Have you ever heard that phrase?  Some people try to avoid change.  Now that I’m a bit older, I’m thinking we better get used to it.  The only constant in our world (besides Jesus) seems […]