God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me- my whole life one long, obedient response. (Psalm 119:33-34, The Message) As I begin to write, I had to have a conversation with my 7 year old on obedience and respect. She … More Obedience
Just before the cold, snow, and ice came our way, I was looking through some things and came across a bag of bird seed I had forgotten about. So, I go out to the storage building to get the bird feeder and set it out. Normally there is a lot of traffic around this feeder … More He cares…. seek Him with all your heart!
I loved living in the desert. I miss the wide open spaces with blue sky all around. While reading in Psalm 119, I was reminded of this beautiful land that I miss. and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. Psalm 119:45. The Psalmist loved the Law of the … More Walking in wide open spaces
When I read this verse today I heard George Michael sing, “Faith.” If you are familiar with the song now it’s stuck in your head too. Sorry about that. 🙂 Faith. Hearing and responding in faith, at times, can be a very difficult thing to do. Especially when one is living in long season of … More The Promise…. waiting.
I thoroughly enjoy my moments of quiet and relaxation. That typically happens before my family is awake or out on a country road riding my bicycle. Lately, life has traveled far from tranquility. It’s loud, stormy, and, stressful. In about every arena that I am involved – it feels like a storm is brewing. For … More He Speaks in the Noise
Approaching 2015 I felt all of this pressure to have a “word” for the year. I’m not sure where all of this started but for the past several years I have had a word or a phrase that has been a central focus. But this year it seemed like the message of “having a word … More Joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Are you familiar with the ending to the movie “Cast Away”? Tom Hanks is standing there in the middle of this intersection in the middle of Nowhere, TX. As far as he can see in all directions is nothing – yet he has been given the gift of life to be lived another day. If … More Crossroads
Inspiration comes in so many ways. But for me, music inspires me just as much as anything else in and around my life. Most of my teenage years were heavily influenced by music. So much so, it’s influence culminated while at a KISS concert in 1983, I gave my life to Jesus while at that … More Adonai, Master of the earth and sky…
I recently read an article posted on Facebook. I was shocked at what I read concerning a “leader in the church.” I thought that can’t be true. Yet before I investigated the truth of what I read – I sent the link to a couple of my friends. Later in the evening, I was discussing … More Why do you believe what you believe?
Walking with God is not always as clear as we would like for it to be. But then, maybe we shouldn’t desire for it to be clear. Walking with God is about trusting Him… trusting his Son, Jesus, to be who he has destined to be in our lives. And allowing the Holy Spirit to … More Walking into the presence of God