In the Dark…

“This isn’t your tomb, it’s your cocoon.” I’m not sure where I first read this quote, but when I saw it again recently, it hit my heart immediately. Here’s to hoping it is true. Things have been weird for a very long time. The pandemic and our corporate lockdown didn’t start any of it—at least … More In the Dark…

Hope Lives Here

Hope lives here. That’s what it says on the wall of the prayer room we recently opened in Redlands. Actually, the walls say a lot of things, but that’s what jumped out at me when I came in today. Hope lives here. Hope lives in this space. Hope lives in this place; in this room. … More Hope Lives Here

Take Courage

This past week, my heart wasn’t feeling very brave. My faith didn’t seem particularly steadfast. And, honestly, my soul was down and discouraged. But sometimes you just gotta tell your soul what to do. So I did. In fact, that’s what I’ve had to do a lot in recent months. I’ve had to tell my soul exactly what it will and … More Take Courage

Getting Through It: Tips for Surviving the “Most Wonderful” Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Right? For some it is, but for others … Well, not so much. For some people the holidays are hard–sometimes really hard. The reasons are varied, but people without strong ties to a supportive community (whether family, friends or both) that they actually “do life” with are especially vulnerable. Although we … More Getting Through It: Tips for Surviving the “Most Wonderful” Time of the Year

The Disconnect

A few lines was all it took. It was a “random” preview of an upcoming book written by a young man with a passionate hunger for the presence of God. I don’t know what the book is about as a whole. And I have no idea of its merit as a whole (although I suspect … More The Disconnect

Words

Words.  They can be so simple.  And they can be so complex.  They can give life, hope, and inspiration.  They can also bring death, discouragement, and destruction. James says the power of life and death is in the tongue.  I believe it!  (And not just because it’s in the Bible.) I believe it because I’ve lived on both sides … More Words

Monday Morning Musings: Conformed to His Image

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.” –Romans 8:29 I love Romans 8:28. I mean, I really love Romans 8:28. Sometimes I need to open my Bible just to reassure myself that it is still there. It has to be one of the most encouraging promises in all of Scripture. “And … More Monday Morning Musings: Conformed to His Image

Just One Glimpse

 Just one glimpse~    of your face Just one glance ~    of your eyes Just one touch ~    of your hand Just one touch from you   And it’ll be okay Everything will be okay   Just one beat ~     of your heart Just one breath~    of your life Just one … More Just One Glimpse