Celebrate my Birthday!

My brother spent several years in a country where they celebrate birthdays differently than we do in North America. The person who is having a birthday throws a party for his or her friends. I thought I would try that this year. The price you see listed includes shipping. I think it's a win/win. You … [Read more...]

Hope in the midst of darkness: the message of Easter

Have you ever wondered what it was like for the disciples of Jesus Christ on that first Easter? to watch while Judas, one of their own, betrayed Jesus and handed him over to a band of men with weapons (John 18:3) to stand by (except for Peter, who swung his sword and cut off one of the … [Read more...]

Jesus and Grief: Thoughts on John 11

John 11 shows us that God understands our grief. Jesus knew Lazarus was going to die. He waited, and then he went to visit his friends, Mary and Martha. Martha expresses her shock and anger, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (vs. 21) Jesus does not rebuke her. … [Read more...]

Stepping into 2016

I don't know about you, but for me 2015 was one of the most difficult years I've had. There are issues I'm still working through which I can't comment on, but in December my future was looking too dark for my comfort. I'm thankful that a few things happened in December to turn things around. *I … [Read more...]

When Life Takes a Surprising Turn

This morning I read a devotional called, "Live where you Land," from Moments of Peace in the Presence of God. The author recounts the story of a balloonist who carefully plotted his way, only to have wind blow him places he never expected to go. His response to each new destination? "Had I known … [Read more...]

Who or what do you worship?

Whether we realize it or not, we all worship or at least give priority to certain things in our lives. Sometimes we are very intentional in how we use our time. At others, we get to the end of the day and wonder where all our time went. I choose to worship the God of the Bible. Who or what do you … [Read more...]

Put your armour on!

In the physical realm, gravity is at work, whether we acknowledge it or not. In the spiritual realm, we are in a battle, whether we realize it or not. As a child I witnessed the power of witch doctors and their spells, the evil power that allows people to walk on coals with bare feet and not get … [Read more...]

Peace in a troubled world – Philippians 4:6,7

Yesterday I talked about learning to be still and listen. But what happens when our schedules are full and we are pushed from one thing to another? (Sometimes this is an indication our schedules are over full and we need to plan some "white space" on our calendars. Other times life just happens, and … [Read more...]

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