On Being Loved More Gently, [Disability]

Some of us struggle with mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand us and they walk away.  This really hurts, and so we isolate ourselves even more.  We might feel not only forsaken, but cursed. We may see ourselves as consummate losers. But these things shouldn’t separate us from our Father’s love.  I think He loves […]

Only He Can Transform the Heart

“Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding–He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.” –Alan Redpath “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among […]

Horses and Chariots, [Seeing the Invisible]

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning Just beyond our earthly vision there exists the world of the invisible. There are things happening all around us. Things that are of a […]

Creativity– Coloring Outside the Lines

“So God created human beings in his own image.     In the image of God he created them;     male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 “Christianity is not about learning how to live within the lines; Christianity is about the joy of coloring.” — Mike Yaconelli (Dangerous Wonder) I know that this is not Bible, I have thought […]

Why Are You Still Outside?

There are so many that are outside our walls.  Those who are blinded and confused by the Church and the gospel. People are for the most part not this blatant or obvious in their pain.  But it is what they are asking that tunes us in. “Where?” Humans have been created with a special spot inside […]