The Wonder of It All

Why aren’t we constantly filled with marvel at the complexity and beauty of creation? Why are we living lives without wonder and awe? Have we become bored? Are the sunsets and sunrises so consistent that we don’t notice them? Have we lost our sense of astonishment because everything sustains itself? Have we lost our aweContinue reading “The Wonder of It All”

Day and Night

God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3-5, reveals that God’s first act of creation was one of willing light into a space of darkness. Easy peasy, right? God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darknessContinue reading “Day and Night”

Words

God created everything we know from…nothing. And He did it with His voice. He spoke everything into existence using words which reflect His will. What I find astounding is that He gave mankind a voice that also has creative power. And we are allowed to choose how to use our voice, whether it be forContinue reading “Words”

Marching Forward

I will admit it. I’ve procrastinated every time I sat at my computer and stared at the blank blog page. I will admit to feeling apprehensive about this journey through Genesis. And I know why. It’s because of all the questions I encounter when I read the first book in my Bible. Maybe, just maybe,Continue reading “Marching Forward”

His Story

I get no further than the first ten words before I must stop and ponder the richness and profoundness of God’s story. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible begins with this sentence, revealing to readers that outside of everything we know, there is God. Before anything that we haveContinue reading “His Story”

In the Beginning

In the beginning this blog was created as an expression of why I chose to underline certain passages in my Bible and why I made notations in the margins. As I slowly blogged my way through the gospel of John, I quickly realized that I can never read the Bible without noticing new things andContinue reading “In the Beginning”

My heart: Afghanistan

I’ve personally witnessed beautiful worship by the underground persecuted church. It’s raw. It’s authentic. And I think it’s the closest I’ve come to experiencing heaven on earth. My experience probably has everything to do with my grief over what is happening in Afghanistan. While the country of Iran has the fastest growing church, Afghanistan isContinue reading “My heart: Afghanistan”

Confident of This

Times are hard. I know I’m not the only one confronted with challenges and suffering. Life is difficult right now for so many people, for so many reasons. Within the span of this last week, my precious 36 year old niece endured a double mastectomy and now faces the most difficult battle of her life.Continue reading “Confident of This”

The End

When someone visits my Facebook page, they get a glimpse of who I am. Posts are intentionally shared for the world to see and know of me. However, for those people I know who invite me to be their “friend,” they discover more of my identity. Some posts are intentionally withheld from the world, butContinue reading “The End”

The Thief of Joy

It’s the enemy of a contented life. It’s the thief of joy. It lies to us when it whispers that we must self-promote. It gives birth to envy, jealousy, anxiety and ambition. And no one has escaped it and its consequences. Comparison. Comparing oneself to others is always, always a losing proposition. Either it promotesContinue reading “The Thief of Joy”