Hope When Things Seem Lifeless

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. – Zechariah 4:6 NIV A few months ago, I received a desert rose plant as a gift. I loved its lush, green leaves and heavy flower buds just waiting to reveal the blooms hidden within. With no idea how to take care […]

Our Father who is in…Squirrel!

“For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26 NLT I was having a great morning. Maybe you know these–the warmth of the coffee cup was a friend to my cold hands. My hair, ratty […]

When Peace is Hard to See

“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” – Psalm 123:1 NIV I stood at the railing mesmerized by the turbulent waters below. My family and I decided to skip our traditional holiday festivities and spend time on a cruise ship sailing across the Pacific Ocean. It was […]

This Is Where It Begins

 “Go and make right what is wrong between you and him. Then come back and give your gift.” Matthew 5:24   It’s roughly 590 miles from Bryce Canyon, Utah to San Diego, CA. Driving time, about 10 hours, give or take. Words said in that time and distance—none! Well, maybe one or two about lunch […]