Christmas, more than any other time, is the season when all is supposed to be “merry and bright”. The hymns, carols, movies, and decorations shout “joy” to the world. This makes it even harder when we are in turmoil and we put on that paper face smile trying to hide that fact that we are grieving the absence of a loved one, the loss of finances, an illness that has robbed us of our abilities, or the challenges of 2020. When we are struggling, it feels like we are walking in a constant darkness, unable to see or embrace the light.Read More
Would I have come away from that experience knowing that I had just witnessed the presence of the Living God? Or would I have been more enamored, like a child, with waving of the palm branches, the excitement of the crowd, and even the donkey?
I hope that I would have the awareness of the presence of my Savior and savor the experience of standing on Holy Ground.Read More
Hi Friends! These are unprecedented times and each of our lives have been disrupted. I’ll be working on a new devotion- Distraction of Disruption. But in the meantime, I wanted to give you this resource. Some of you may have seen this online through Facebook or Instagram. It’s my Required Retreat Worksheet. It is my…Read More
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:11 It has been over 50 years since that unfortunate airborne experience, but I still remember it as if it were yesterday. We lived in a house next door to a church and…Read More
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 Rick and I just returned from a trip to MD. It still feels like home, but I didn’t feel homesick, if that makes sense. Connecting with dear friends and family was the…Read More
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 Since Easter I have had the opportunity to travel with both friends and family. I just returned from…Read More