An Excellent podcast

I wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I’ve started listening to lately.  It is called Good Faith and is hosted by  David French and Curtis Chang.  I have found them to take […]

If These Walls Could Talk…

I remember when the walls of VCNP were being built and going up. If we could hear what the walls were “saying,” I think it would be about being part of something of eternal significance—it […]

Don’t give up!

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who pointes out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs […]

Walking Slowly

By now, you all know I LOVE my 5 minutes of silence in the morning with the Lord. I long for that time of quiet and stillness. I love to just sit and be present […]

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 […]

Words of Hope

As 2020 is winding down, I wanted to share some words of St. Francis of Assisi.  I think they are especially powerful for Christians right now.  Our country feels  more divided and we all need […]

Encouraging Others through Prayer

I have been so fascinated by Paul. A man who has every reason to be angry or upset but spends his time encouraging those around him. I strive to live like Paul. My life’s mission […]

“Have you guys ever lived through another time like this?”

That was a question our kids asked at dinner recently after we were talking about Covid-19 and racism.  “NO,” was our answer and discussion ensued. What a shape our world is in!  What will help?!  […]

Interrupted

I’ve been attending a Bible study this year on my favorite book of the Bible – Acts. It begins with the resurrected Jesus promising the apostles that they will receive the Holy Spirit and be […]

Looking For Peace

These are interesting times we live in, aren’t they? Although nothing is new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9), we are experiencing something unusual with the spread of the Coronavirus. Life as we know it has […]