Tidy Up Time

 He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’” Luke 19:45-46 Don’t you hate that overwhelmed—where do I begin—feeling when things get out of hand? That’s exactly how I felt     read more

Rear View Glances

Are you dwelling on what’s behind you instead of what’s ahead of you?    You can’t drive a car like that, so why live your life that way?     Sure, there’s value in learning form the past – but there’s also danger in allowing it to become the focus of life. The trick is to keep the lessons, let go of the pain, and forgetting those things which are behind, reach forward to those things which are ahead. Philippians 3:13-14      read more

Happy New Year!

May the Lord guide you continually,   and satisfy your soul in drought,   and strengthen your bones;   May you be like a watered garden,   and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11 

Christmas Greetings!

I hope this finds you enjoying the Christmas season and looking forward to celebrating with friends and family. I’ll be in London where folks wish each other “Happy Christmas” instead of “Merry Christmas” the way we do here in the USA. But “Happy” or “Merry” my wish for you is that you’ll have the gift of faith, the blessing of     read more

Casting Cares

 A bright red bucket, spiked with a rainbow of colored markers propped open the door of our meeting room. Next to it another bucket was filled with smooth, golf-ball-size rocks. What part, I wondered, would these play in the weekend retreat I was attending. ​My curiosity was quickly quenched as a member of the ministry team explained the rocks represented     read more