These words roused me this morning. I can do what? I was half asleep and in between sips of coffee when I read them. I had gone out of my devotional and into another translation when I saw the words. Ask for a confirming sign from the Lord your God. You can even ask for… Continue reading You can even ask for something Miraculous
I’m learning a lot these days. As God has transformed the one thing I lived for and worshiped, I see His far-reaching power. It took me awhile to grasp the concept that it was me that was stopping God from changing my life, but I see it now. I understand we see what we want to… Continue reading It’s ok to ask God for Happiness
Maybe today you’re feeling unworthy. Surrounded by bigger houses, bigger dreams, bigger… everything. You want a house and you live in a hole. Your ministry is washing dishes, or mowing the law or dinner for one… even though there is someone sitting right across the table from you. Christ is not unaware of all of… Continue reading My Parachute
It has been a great, dark night. My love for writing left my soul. The longing for God was too great, and consumed me, greater than my love for writing. I went searching for him in the very depths of my being, painful. I longed for Him and for nothing else, and writing was just too… Continue reading Summa
It wasn’t long ago that Father convicted me of wanting to shut my children out of my prayer time. It took a traveling priest from Ghana to teach me that. God certainly goes to great lengths to send his messengers, even if He has to pluck them from Africa and send them to the United… Continue reading Why I let my daughter into my prayer space
There are nights I want to crawl into my own skin… how about you? The desert route seems the only one, making my rounds in the uninhabited wasteland of desolation. I walk around for a while and things get quiet. I realize, this might not be such a bad place after all. I have nothing… Continue reading The Desert Route
How do we make decisions? Do we enter into a state of unrest, losing sleep…drawing lots? Or do we enter the sanctuary to make decisions, allow the silence of our hearts to commune with God, engrave His name like a seal as a reminder of whose decision it really is? (Exodus 28:21; 28-29). Decisions should… Continue reading The breastpiece of decision
Social media has taken its toll. This morning, in and out of taking breaks from a complex reading, I used a break to read several articles that talked about the messages we are sending as a society. I read about expectations and hopes and dreams. I followed that up with some general internet surfing. And… Continue reading How many likes will I get?
The goal of life is not to be happy. I know how badly you want to believe that, but sadly it is not true. I am sure you, like me, have searched the world over to find that thing, that person that will make you perennially happy. Many are still on that journey towards happiness… Continue reading Are you trying to be happy? Well, you shouldn’t
“Therefore choose life, so that both you and your offspring may live, and so that you may love the Lord your God, and obey his voice, and cling to him (for he is your life and the length of your days)…” Deuteronomy 30:19(b)-20(a) CPDV “It is good to hope in silence for the Lord’s deliverance.”… Continue reading Are you following Jesus?