What is Your Testimony?

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.  –Romans 1:11,12 Earlier this spring while working in my yard, I decided to tackle a large shrub that looked mostly dead. In fact, is was […]

Finding Wisdom in Crisis

I’m not always one to chime in on current events in this blog, but given the historic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but share a few thoughts. In the past few weeks as the crisis grows and people try to adjust to this temporary new reality, I’ve noticed something coming from pastors […]

Sunrise, Sunset

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. –-Isaiah 40:8 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow. –Psalm 144:3-5 I love sunsets and sunrises. The sky never […]

Who am I, really?

Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]  –John 14:27, Amplified […]

Hungering for Truth

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. –Isaiah 55:8 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. –1 Corinthians 13:12 […]

Beneath the Surface

Picture: http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-caves/ This amazing picture is of the Naica Mine in Mexico. Located 1000 feet below the earth’s surface, it contains some of the world’s largest crystals (Look closely; those orange spots are people!). The heat and humidity are so intense (up to 136°F and 99% humidity) it can be fatal.* Workers must don special suits […]

Life in the Midst of Death

    This year I planted a container/palette garden for the first time. It’s been fun to see what grows and what doesn’t, and to make plans for what I might try next year. Though it is now technically fall, temperatures have stubbornly remained in the low 90’s, refusing to give way to cooler autumn […]

Over and Next

  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is […]

Time for the Weed-Wacker

“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.  —Matthew 13:13b   It’s amazing how quickly a building begins to fall apart when it’s been neglected. It doesn’t take long at all for ceilings to crack, walls to crumble, and weeds to overtake the structure. Even if a building hasn’t decayed […]