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When Prayer. Is. Hard.

I admit, it’s a blow to faith when God moves in a powerful way yet the ones for whom you prayed still deal with hellish circumstances.

The Touch of the Master’s Hand

To our modern ears, the concept of servant or submission sounds horrible. The thought of subjecting our will to God’s will sounds reprehensible, especially since most authority on display around us is self-seeking, power hungry or just flat-out evil. But the biblical concept of “losing our lives for Christ’s sake”…

Something to Ponder

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plans His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill, He treasures up His bright designs and works His sovereign will. ~Hymn and Lyrics by William Cowper William Cowper, author…

God’s Chrysalis

The difference between a fat caterpillar and a butterfly is startling. Obvious transformation occurs. No one has to ask if there is a difference because the thing looks, acts, and even feeds differently.

What’s your Theology on Tragedy?

Had an interesting conversation with my favorite 80 year-old Catholic priest this morning. Normally he is lively and teasing. Today he still teased but he moved a bit slower and the smiles didn’t reach his eyes, eyes filled with sadness. I didn’t even have to ask if he’d seen the news. 

Are You Going to Continue This Craziness?

I was struggling this morning—again—with the call God has put on my life and writing compared to the paltry-seeming effectiveness of my daily efforts. My hubby, as usual, was very supportive; praying, rubbing my back, letting me vent, etc. As he was praying, God brought to mind Abraham and the…

I Have a Dream

God has to stretch my limited viewpoint, and often He uses dreams to do this. Take my ability to intercede for those who seem to have it all. I guess it was time for some stretching.

The Most Dangerous, Harmful Belief

If we come to the Bible without a heart that is fully convinced of God’s overwhelming love that truly wishes none to perish, then many scriptures will seem to underscore our belief that some are born evil and some are born good—or rather that some are redeemable and some are not.

This has been one of the, if not THE, most harmful doctrines in history.

A Christmas Resolution

And I looked ‘round at the world, at all the wars and strife and I thought, “Dear Jesus, if only we were about to welcome You into the world in the flesh once more.” And He replied, “But that’s what it was all for… Me, coming into the world, in…

Tell Me Again Why I’m Doing This?

  What do you get when you take a gorgeous backyard, candlelight, yummy cake, pineapple, tropical juice, several avid readers, a cute dog and the luxury of two relaxed hours?  For me, it was just what the doctor ordered. This week’s book club get-together discussing THE FALL, with it’s Garden…