Grace, What Have You Done?

Spoken by Isaiah (a prophet), 700 years before the death of Jesus: The servant grew up before God – a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who…… Continue reading Grace, What Have You Done?

Roulette

I’m not about to presume that God’s a gambling man. In fact, I’m sure even the idea of that being possible is considered blasphemy to most “Christians.” But there is something that I find fascinating about both God and gambling: the odds. If we’re talking about gambling, I can pretty much guarantee that the odds…… Continue reading Roulette

Parable of the Apple Tree

I can’t say that I grew up as the “outdoorsy” type. As a little girl, my mom tells me that I hated getting dirty. I’d always wear shoes outside. Even sandals required a pair of socks. Yes. I was that kid. While neighborhood friends were out adventuring through unclaimed territory of the scary neighbor’s backyard…… Continue reading Parable of the Apple Tree

The War Inside My Head

Things go wrong in life. When they do, it’s often easier to point a finger and cast blame on something other than yourself. Many times, wrong is a result of someone else’s choices. However, my reaction to those choices can define the outcome and how I handle future situations. This week, we begin the second…… Continue reading The War Inside My Head

No Matter What

Working in the church world, the question often posed in conversation is What is God teaching you right now? It’s a hefty question if you haven’t given yourself the margin to be taught anything. I’m finding the more I surrender, the more I learn. Yet what continually blows me away are the times when God confirms…… Continue reading No Matter What