Crisis Mode

Thinking about this word this morning, I realize we live in a perpetual state of crisis. Mike and I were talking about this and how we have been systematically desensitized to the pain of other people and of other nations. Just think for a moment, we are inundated with horrific scenes. Orlando: 49 dead and […]

Ticking Clock

Time. Excruciatingly slow when I am waiting. Passing quickly when I pay it no mind. While I wait, particularly if I have a sense of urgency, the ticking seems to get louder. Filling my mind with each tick until that’s the only thing I can hear!  For those who aren’t believers in Christ, there is […]

Permanent Punishment

Let’s look at the word. Take off the last too letters, parse the word and you get punish me. Therefore, punishment is something we earn through our action or inaction. Often times I act before I realize I’m asking for punishment. Sometimes I try to soften punishment by calling it consequence.  Putting the word consequence […]

Slowly angered

My Dad set a great example for us when we were growing up of a man who angers slowly. My Mom, on the other hand, was quicker to anger. They balanced each other very well as parents. They continue to balance each other in their 48 year marriage. Why is it important to be one […]

No depth too deep

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, not things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). As I pondered depth, this […]

Feasting Soul

The last few days I have not felt like feeding my soul. It’s amazing how quickly one can begin feeling dry and parched of spirit. Three days. I haven’t been completely disconnected. Mike and I have been doing our evening study, reading, and prayer. What have I learned? I cannot follow my feelings when seeking […]

Storm of all storms

I must say I love to be on the coast in the northwest during a good storm. The sound of the ocean crashing against the sand combined with the rain on the roof and windows, and the shouting of the wind is phenomenal. It’s a cleansing of the air and, in my experience, cannot be […]