Invitations: Jose and the Woman at the Ice Machine

6:30 a.m. and I'm patiently waiting. The lady in the apple green box she thinks is a car is slowing me down. It's my turn to fill the coolers for work. But she's filling more than one cooler, with tears and a frown. "Cry later, lady." I think to myself. She yells at her kid... Continue Reading →

Morning Sky

Morning sky awakes Gray, then red, orange, and white Time for joyful praise! Psalm 108:1 - 5 NASB My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;... Continue Reading →

How Deep is Your Love

How Deep is Your Love Are you willing to deny yourself, The pleasures of your life, Turn your back on fame For the cause of Christ? Will you give away your time, Share your talents without pay? Consider the needs of others above your own when you kneel to pray? Are you willing to choose... Continue Reading →

Transitions: When Little Becomes Much

A little hug A little caress A little assurance In the middle of despair Will greatly calm the weary soul. A little love A little smile A little hope In a little while Will lift a heavy burden. A little joy A little faith A little encouagement In the very moment when need is great... Continue Reading →

Transitions: Beauty for Ashes 2

Beauty for ashes means something was set afire Something has been burned away The Lord no longer desires. The ashes could be the bitterness The negativity we spread Or it could be the attitude that's dead. Ashes could be the doubt The anger or the fear The Lord has decided must disappear. The door that... Continue Reading →

Transitions: Peace for Fear

When I was a new believer, I would hear older "mature" followers say in response to troubles, "Jesus will make everything all right." or "Just trust in God and all will be well." This one really set my teeth on edge, "Give your heart to Jesus and He will take away all your troubles." I... Continue Reading →

There are times when I go to my secret place To worship and seek God's face I find myself inspired by the beauty of His grace. As I create the images He reveals, i often wonder how These not so talented hands can respond with ease To produce images such as these. He quietly reminds... Continue Reading →

I have been on an adventure for the last several months challenging myself to see things from God's perspective. In John chapter 5 Jesus said that He didn't just do things because He felt like it. He looked where the Father was working and that is where He went to work. Jesus looked at individuals... Continue Reading →

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