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Ministry Update: Writing Break

photo credit: bob.bachand via photopin cc   “Come away by yourselves to a  lonely place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31, NASB Dear Readers, Tonight ought to be a “Drawing Near” post, but I’m doing something difficult for one who meticulously “dots my i’s and crosses my t’s.” I’m changing my blog schedule for the next two […]

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Doing Life: Same As Always

photo credit: Morning Light via photopin (license)     “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.’” 1 Peter 1:15-16, NASB How many times have we heard the phrase, “holier-than-thou”? It’s not used complimentarily, and […]

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Drawing Near: Wisdom You Provide

photo credit: sunrise Maui via photopin (license)   “The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23, NASB Abba, Father, It’s no secret we face perplexities in life. Questions loom, and situations demand decisions. Though we might feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or unprepared, we […]

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Doing Life: Loving the Afflicted

photo credit: Desperate via photopin (license)   ” He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God.” Luke 13:13, NASB I wonder why she was there. This “daughter of Abraham … whom Satan … bound for eighteen long years” (Lk. 13:16), happened to be at a synagogue […]

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Drawing Near: You Amaze Me

photo credit: pensando via photopin (license)   Abba, Father, You amaze me. You know exactly what questions race through my mind–what doubts pierce my peace and trouble me deep inside. Patiently You listen, allowing me to process my thoughts. And all the while, You have a plan. Sometimes You speak directly into my experience through […]