What would Peter do?

Sometimes, in this crazy world, we wonder “What would Jesus do?” Well, I won’t sound very “spiritual” saying this, but I don’t KNOW what Jesus would do! Remember how he was always “confounding” everyone? Writing in the sand when a woman caught in adultery was brought to him, infuriating his disciples when he said to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s – pay your taxes, in other words – and tearing up the very bastion of religious expression, the temple, with whips… So, I am bringing it on down to MY level – what would Peter do? Remember him, with […]

The view from the top

An old man had trekked the dangerous trail up Mount Everest many times. In the twilight of his life, before taking one last climb, he was asked yet again, WHY would you continue to risk this again and again? To which he replied, “Obviously you have never seen the view from the top.” Do we long to see the view from the top? Do we groan along with creation for that great Day of Revelation, when our Bridegroom returns for us? Can we say as Paul did – “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the […]

Ahhh…

Due to some recent surgical experience, I was forced to finish most of my Christmas baking, shopping, wrapping, etc before the first of December. It is such a treat to know that things are done and all I have to do is sit back and enjoy the season. And, as hokey and cliche a term it is, the reason for the season. My most awe-filled Christmas was the Christmas I was pregnant with my firstborn. Psalm 139 took on such a new meaning for me. What a terrifying and exciting thing it must have been for Mary, to carry the […]

Father’s love letter to us from Isaiah 43 and 44

Listen to the Lord who created you. The one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. You are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you. Bring […]

Comfort

It is so ironic that my friend Chip, who also is my children’s principal, is now spending multiple days hooked up to IV’s and ventilators in the ICU. Why is this ironic? Because his wife Lisa has spent many a Sunday afternoon ministering to other patients in the ICU, praying and singing with her ever-present guitar – songs of faith and hope. Now it is Lisa and Chip who need someone to pray and sing over them. Chip suffered from heat stroke this last weekend and his life is now a maze of CAT scans, EEG’s, and anti-seizure medications. So, […]