January 17, 2018

As I prepared for the first week of January 2018, I sensed a few things that I thought the Lord wanted me to share with our church family. But before I get into that, the backstory for 2017 was the fact that God had given my husband, Rory and myself a symbol for 2017....

January 4, 2018

We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know who holds our future … in his hands!

Those same hands that hold ours as we tiptoe into the unknown;

hands that steady us as we step out of our “boats” in risky faith;

hands that surround us like a wrap-around-shield in d...

December 30, 2017

The New Year is just another day with a sunrise and a sunset, but ...

the way we think about it, is what makes it different! New Year is both a finish line and a starting line at the same time!

So, where are you standing? It is wisest to stand thoughtfully at the finish...

August 28, 2017

A hurt, angry moment that Father used to change my perspective ...   

It was a time in our lives when we had moved with our young family of 2 girls, ages 1 & 3, to a new country with new jobs in the middle of an academic year. My husband was the depu...

August 21, 2017

A dear friend of mine in South Africa has recently experienced the loss of a precious friend. He wrote these thoughts and I asked if I could share them with you. May they bless you as they have me.

"When death comes, grief arrives like an unwelcome guest. 

Friends and lo...

August 14, 2017

The fingerprints of God on my life have left lasting impressions that I regularly re-visit.

I'd like to share this one with you. I call it "the sweetness of God".

Towards the end of 2006 I was invited to a women's conference in Russia. When I finally got down to praying...

August 8, 2017

One thing I ask of the LORD…..

On my scenic travels through the Book of poetic songs and prayers called the Psalms, I have found some precious gems that I’d love to share with you. Now when reading Scripture, there are times when some gems lie on the ground staring up a...

July 31, 2017

A parting gift. 

When I was in twelfth grade in South Africa, a Rotary exchange student came from Australia to join our class. Wendy fitted right in and I was delighted when she spent two months of that year living with my family and me. As a parting gift she gave me a...

July 24, 2017

It really matters how you wrap your gift and how you deliver it.

In John 12:49-59(NIV) Jesus is speaking, "For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that his command leads to eternal life."

So, not...

July 17, 2017

Jesus didn't die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous!

Over the last couple of weeks, and most probably months, the Lord has been nudging me, gently touching his finger on my heart pointing out something that was grieving him ... about me. I was believing a lie...

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