The Most Remarkable Moment

Never in the entirety of existence has there been a moment like it. Not only was it remarkable, it was: Revolutionary Absolutely astounding Perfectly perfect Brilliant and beautiful Powerfully impactful It was the moment when “the Word became flesh.” Scripture explains, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and theContinue reading “The Most Remarkable Moment”

Do we really want it?

I hold this prayer near to my heart because I love the glimpse into Jesus’ heart and desires as He approached His impending death. He prayed for Himself. He prayed for His disciples and then He prayed for me. Ok, ok. I recognize that Jesus’ prayer is corporate. His expression of His desire extends toContinue reading “Do we really want it?”

Thanksgiving Remembered

I totally understand the rush so many experienced this year to put up their Christmas decorations as soon as Halloween decorations were returned to the attic. It has been that kind of year. We need something to celebrate. We need something we can anticipate that is goodness personified. And that is exactly why the churchContinue reading “Thanksgiving Remembered”

The Victory is His

He lived big. He made every moment count. He laughed. He cried. He explained and taught. He did the impossible. But His time was up. Jesus spent His last evening teaching, warning and encouraging His loyal friends. He wrapped everything up by saying, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I haveContinue reading “The Victory is His”

You Turn Mourning to Dancing

One of the songs that plays throughout my day is by a band from North Carolina called Elevation Worship. It’s titled “Graves into Gardens.” A portion of the chorus says, “You turn mourning to dancing. You give beauty for ashes. You turn shame into glory. You’re the only one who can.” I love the upbeatContinue reading “You Turn Mourning to Dancing”

How Are We Doing?

I’ve never experienced a time like this. There is so much turmoil in our world! The unrest, the uncertainty, the tension, and the antagonism are rampant. In some ways it is a unique time but in other ways, it isn’t any different than the days when Jesus walked this earth. Therefore, I cannot leave Jesus’Continue reading “How Are We Doing?”

Recognizable Joy

Years ago I attended the Boston Marathon…as a cheerleader. Keith and several friends qualified to race alongside thousands who had trained diligently so they could participate in this respected event. I found several spots along the runner’s route to cheer before locating the perfect spot overlooking the finish line where I could “people watch” asContinue reading “Recognizable Joy”

Fruit for All

He had so little time left. Of course, He would want to make every moment count. Every word He would speak, would be forever remembered as valuable. Jesus’ foremost commitment in His last hours was divided between praying to His Father and preparing His beloved friends for the future. And I am convinced that ScriptureContinue reading “Fruit for All”

The True Vine

From California to Italy to France to Portugal to Israel to New Zealand…I have visited many vineyards, thanks to Keith and friends. Therefore, I’ve had countless opportunities to ponder chapter 15 of John’s gospel. Jesus revelation of Himself as the true vine, me as His branch and God, the Father as the gardener has challenged andContinue reading “The True Vine”