Movie of the Week In looking for some hope in our scary world, I've been watching movies and reading books based on true stories. I'll tell you I have shed more tears, both of sorrow and joy, on this journey hearing the stories of others. Recently, my husband and I have ventured on The Dove … Continue reading Streets of Hope
we think of the disciplines as something we choose. Suffering and persecution are not something we choose but something that is forced upon us. But then again, maybe it can indeed be a chosen way of life. Let's dig further.
Imagine living in a country where girls are thought so little of that they are not even allowed to attend school... at any level. As we know, the dumbing down of a people group is the most surefire way to control them. Keep them from thinking and they will follow you anywhere. Malala Stood Up … Continue reading The Girl Who Stood Up For Education
I recently had an Occipital Nerve Block done. It can be a bit scary to think about having a long needle stuck into your neck going upward toward your brain stem. I have had about a dozen of these and they are so helpful for me. So... I thought maybe I should explain what it is and share my experience.
I still love the old hymns and this one is a favorite, though the further you sing, the more consecration you need. Do you remember "Take My Life"?
True Repentance Makes us Ready to Meet the Lord. We see the day coming but we are no more ready to face the King of Kings and the Lords of Lords than they were in Joel's day. We sit in our padded pews and "mourn" the sinfulness of our nation but ignore the subtle sins … Continue reading True Repentance What Does it Look Like?
Do I Know Pain? Yes. I have known pain; as the short, fat girl who was always chosen last to years of chronic pain, to the pain of betrayal and deceit that crushes your soul. I have felt physical pain and emotional pain. But there is something else I have known - I am finding … Continue reading Finding God in the Pain of Life
Friends. We all have them but do we have a spiritual friend? images created in Canva -That someone we sit down with from time to time who challenges us in our faith? Someone whom we trust with our secret thoughts and even goals - someone who will pray for us and check up on us … Continue reading Five Factors for Choosing a Spiritual Friend
Here's a hymn I didn't grow up with, but heard it as an adult and fell in love with it immediately. It's a great one to sing in parts and acapella. Originally posted on April 8, 2017 My faith has found a resting placeNot in device nor creed;I trust the Ever-living One,His wounds for me … Continue reading My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
Scriptures John 13:34-35 "I give you a new command: Love One another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another." 1 John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, … Continue reading They’ll Know We Are Christians by our Love