Learning to Lean [Intimacy]

  "One of His disciples, whom Jesus loved [whom He esteemed and delighted in], was reclining [next to Him] on Jesus' bosom."   John 13:23, Amplified  "One of the disciples, the one Jesus loved dearly, was reclining against him, his head on his shoulder."   John 13:23, The Message The apostle, traditionally John, is found … Continue reading Learning to Lean [Intimacy]

The Lord of My Darkest Fear

"And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security."  Job 11:18 "If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."  Prov. 3:24 Bedding down in the ruins of an old adobe church gave me a great deal of apprehension.  … Continue reading The Lord of My Darkest Fear

Fire or Blackberries?

"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 it and pluck blackberries." Elizabeth Barrett Browning In some odd way, our lives seem to be always getting interrupted by God. And it can happen a lot. We need to see … Continue reading Fire or Blackberries?

When God Leads You, [Surprises]

I've had several experiences with His presence. These are quite astonishing, and I really can't minimize any of them. What the Father gives, I certainly accept. #1, We were at language school, and broke. We had nothing extra to spend. My son, Benjamin came down with a fever. It was a formidable one. It was a 103 … Continue reading When God Leads You, [Surprises]