This past Easter week is an important celebration, reminding us of redemption and eternal life.  As we grow and mature, this Biblical truth takes on more layers and more meaning.  On Good Friday evening, small […]

Just Breathe

     Watching a sanctuary full of women dance to theme music from “The War Room” was a highlight of this month’s Aspire conference at Vineyard.  Our speaker inspired women to dance in defeat of fear, […]


     As I drove East on the 101 this past Saturday afternoon, I marveled at the snow-capped mountain scenery surrounding me.  For a moment, I felt like I was transported to Salt Lake city or […]

Jesus in a bar in Osaka

This past New Year’s weekend, we skirted through one dimly lit back alley to another.  This was after a 40-minute commuter train ride, my daughter escorting us to her international church in the heart of […]

A Different Kind of Christmas

     An elderly man, a soldier during World War II, told a story about being stationed in a different state and therefore unable to return home for the holidays.  He went to a local dance, […]


      The elderly man slowly, haltingly, dragged one foot after another, using a cane to pull his frail, disabled body across the grassy park.  Sitting patiently in his wheelchair, along the sidewalk, his […]

Stinkin’ Thinkin’

     Stinkin’ thinkin’…or lies we tell ourselves.  What are some of those lies we tell ourselves?  I’m dumb.  I’m not good enough.  I’m not worthy.  No one likes me.  I have no friends.  No one […]

What on Earth Am I Here For?

     I attended a funeral this past Saturday.  Not the most cheerful blog topic.  However, a funeral is a natural time and place where we stop to reflect on:  Did he or she know where […]

Marriage Ministry

Marriage Ministry      Last weekend, Vineyard hosted a marriage conference as well as a workshop on sacred sex.  Hopefully many of you married women were able to attend, but if you couldn’t make it, I […]