The Brink

The other night my family and I found ourselves in a gorgeous home overlooking the rain soaked Willamette Valley on a dark and cool evening. Our daughter, Sarah, and a few other piano students were practicing for their upcoming music festival. Most were nervous at the thought of having to play their pieces strictly from…

The Power of Fasting

I purposefully put off this blog until after the holidays. There was no way I was going to write about fasting while fudge and Christmas cookies were so abundant! But now….here it is!  As we look at the topic of fasting I will share a little of what I have experienced as a result of fasting.…

True Greatness

As a family we have patiently waited until after Thanksgiving to begin decorating and preparing our home for Christmas. If it were up to the retailers we would all be celebrating and getting ready for Christmas right after school begins in September! Yesterday my daughters and I began to put away all the pumpkins, scarecrows,…

Safe

I am sitting at my dining table that still has crumbs and spills from breakfast with a long list of things to do. I need to do them all but I am feeling compelled to write today. I do not think what I am about to share with you is only for me. There is…

Facedown

Reading the fourth chapter of James this morning has really stirred some things up in my heart. These are things that I have been thinking about and meditating on as I have written in my book, had my own time with God, and again this morning. Must be something I need to hear and I…

Flooded

Living in both the mountains of southern California and in Dallas, Texas have given me the opportunity to learn about how amazing weather truly is. I often experienced flash floods in California and severe thunderstorms in Dallas. I loved them both! If this writing thing does not work out I may become a storm chaser!…

Untamable God

The God of the Bible is known for His dramatic acts not only in history but in the lives of those who chose to follow Him and even in the lives that were affected by His acts. Some in our world have always tried to explain away the supernatural-one of the very attributes that makes…

Grasping the Invisible

So much of our lives are spent trying to obtain and grasping at what we can see. What we can touch with these hands. What seems within our reach. Somehow this seems safe and we feel in control. God seems to have a different view on what we really need to get our hands on.…

Restored

I love watching things be restored. Houses. Furniture. People. Where does this come from? Let us look to God’s words in Jeremiah 31:3-4, “ The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ” Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you,…