On the Way Up

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.  -Philippians 4:4 NIV Today, we have a guest writer—Diane Petersen. She has been a rock for Raye and I, and recently revealed to us a letter she wrote a few years ago. We were moved by it. Here’s the back-story:  In the early morning hours after a […]

A Lesson on Fear

“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” – Isaiah 35:3-4 NIV   We were having a great trip.  The kind those perfect scrapbook pages are […]

Jetty Walking & Following Jesus

“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.” – Psalm 89:15 (NIV) Last Saturday afternoon, I spent some time wandering around at the beach.  Yup, just me and my trusty camera; taking in the sights and sounds of carefree ocean living.  Definitely, a little piece […]


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Crabgrass literally took over our yard this summer!  Where Tall Fescue once flourished, the web-like tentacles grew.  We tried to hold back the tide, but no such luck.  With each weekly mowing, the […]

Go On Now…

“So now, go.  I am sending you to Pharaoh, to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.   But Moses said to God,  ‘Who am I, that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’  And God said, I will be with you.” Ex 3:10-12a  (NIV)  “….Moses answered, ‘What if they do not believe me or […]