“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) I’ve been spending a lot of time lately praying for […]

  I don’t have a normal life.  In fact…my life is incredibly crazy.  I don’t usually like to write much about myself, but here’s just a little peek into our lives, as just a little bit of background for what I’ve been thinking about today. We travel a […]

It happened again this week – a childhood friend had enough of life, and ended his. It wasn’t the first time it has happened with those I have known. But it doesn’t get less painful, or less heartbreaking…and distance of friendship over time doesn’t change a thing. It’s […]

  This is a journal entry of mine…and I hope it is a blessing to you! It can be so easy for us to go through our lives, just trying to be people’s friends. Giving them a big smile and some cheery small-talk, and hoping it will change their lives…somehow. Hoping […]

Valentine’s Day.  That blissful time of year when all of your “non-single” friends get chocolate, and flowers, and romantic candlelight dates.  That dreaded time of year when you hide out under your covers, eat lots of chocolate (that you bought yourself), and avoid everything pink, red, or even […]

  Surrounded, it seems, on every side – The darkness presses in Grabbing with its wiry arms Enticing me to sin.   How can I stand against it When it leers from every store, From every window, every shelf, And lurks ’round every door?   Surrounded? Yes, but […]

  [If you are encouraged by this post, don’t forget to share it!! Easy share buttons at the end of the post below!] It happened again this morning. I got upset. My heart felt thin and cold…and I lost patience with my daughter, and those around me. It wasn’t […]

  We are always looking for something big and important to do. Something that will change the world. Or at least something that will show people that what we are doing is important; something that shouts, “Take note!” So many young people go to Bible school and learn […]

  There has been a widespread movement in the last 10 years or so, mainly stemming from the “Patriarchy Movement”, which, summarized, is all about fathers stepping up to lead their families. That is a very noble goal, and I heartily endorse fathers taking the leading of their […]

Following God is simple. But most of the time, it’s not exactly what any of us would expect. People press in around us from the time we enter middle school, with questions, suggestions, always wondering what we’re going to do with our lives – urging us to make […]