While living in Romania, I would find joy in the morning by sitting on the porch reading God’s Word and watching Gabriel herd his sheep, and goats, down the lane. I would think about Jesus, our gentle Shepherd, and it would bring me peace. We can find ourselves at times in emotional and spiritual struggle … More Recipe for Relief
I recall my first return trip to the US after living for 3 months in post-communist Romania. It was a beautiful Spring day in April 2000. I specifically remember as I was driving down Greenfield Avenue in West Allis, WI, to our home and I turned to look at the driver next to me; this … More Pride and Presumption
Satan is real. He desires to sift us like wheat. He prowls about looking for someone to devour. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” I Peter 5:8 In visiting with a woman recently I realized that she is spiritual but does not know … More Opting Out is Not an Option
I am drawn naturally to where hope is found, This is how I am made for life to abound. I know that if Christ is my treasure in store, He’ll fill my desires and I’ll need no more. Sometimes though we are moved with pain, And the brighter sky seems filled with rain. How can … More I Am Drawn to HOPE!
Picture yourself in the lowest part of the earth, perhaps at the bottom of a mining shaft, fearful, stuck… but wait, for a few minutes each day the sun hits directly above, just right, and some light from the surface above travels down the hole. Your heart leaps temporarily, “perhaps today I will be rescued … More Hope – We Need It