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”

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”

“I Do”

He tried to prepare them. The sorrow filled separation that death brings was looming in the future. John 13 records Jesus saying, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will later follow. “ Peter responded by professing his unwavering allegiance. He answered, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will layContinue reading ““I Do””

Jump out of the boat!

I was asked to address a leadership team which met last weekend. As I was preparing, I was mentally heading one direction but then…I began reading John 21:1-14. Perfect timing because I could see crucial leadership requirements everywhere in this story. The disciples had already seen the resurrected Christ twice. They had experienced Him. ButContinue reading “Jump out of the boat!”

On the Path

I have so many questions. There are some theological issues that I struggle to fully understand. The paradox within the Bible leaves me flustered sometimes. I’ve wrestled with God when prayers seemed to be ignored. But I know…that I know…that I know…Jesus lives. I trust Him. I’ve decided to place my faith and hope inContinue reading “On the Path”