1,999 Versus The One

It took much longer than expected – nearly five weeks. I lost track of the number of times I wanted to quit and walk away. In the end though, I was victorious and very proud […]

A Prayer Posse “Boomie” Brigade

If you’ve been part of the Vineyard for any length of time, you know the importance the pastoral staff places on small groups. For the whole of the 17 years I’ve been at the Vineyard, […]

Choosing Peace

“Although my world may not be stable, I can be stable in it.” I read that statement in a counseling book years ago and it has always stuck with me.  To say that the world […]

Peace On Earth

I saw a Christmas card offering blessings of peace to the whole world. It was lovely. All Christmas sentiments are. It’s wonderful to desire peace, joy, and hope in this season and always. But when […]

A Wink and a Prayer

Sitting in a darkened movie theater I was unable to focus my attention because I was worried about whether I’d remembered to close my garage door when I left the house. I was also troubled […]

Diamonds

Diamonds! They are one of God’s most beautiful and inspirational creations. Though they sparkle and shine bright diamonds don’t start out that way; however given enough pressure and time the stone becomes spectacular!!! It is […]

Wanting

I love the holidays! I love decorating, the preparation, the menu options and all the events that go along with the season! Having said this, life has happened! Three months ago we moved into a new […]

Freakazoid!

I love sitting outside to greet the morning in spring. The sunshine and breeze perfectly complimenting each other and the temperature fresh; the sounds of nature awakening in the morning are so peaceful. I hear […]