My Identity Verses Me

Who are you? If you could hand a business card to someone that would sum you up in five words or less, what would it say? Perhaps no words would be seen but the outline of a bandaid. At a glance, you could be known as broken or wounded. Not sure? Let’s dig a little deeper. Are you a Facebook junkie? Am I? Looking back over my posts for the last 30 to 90 days, what is my subject matter? Is...

Eve of New Year’s Eve 2021–Letting God be God

Galatians 2:17-21 The Message 17-18 "Have some of you noticed that we are not yet perfect? (No great surprise, right?) And are you ready to make the accusation that since people like me, who go through Christ in order to get things right with God, aren’t perfectly virtuous, Christ must therefore be an accessory to sin? The accusation is frivolous. If I was “trying to be good,” I would...

Hills and Valleys

Proverbs 19:22a “What is desired in a man is steadfast love,” With Thanksgiving over and Christmas on the horizon, I sit quietly and reflect on the empty house of Thanksgiving. Thank you Covid-19 for canceling the once a year get together with extended family and the many family we will not see for the upcoming Christmas holiday. What this reminded me of was Pastor Dave from NMC and Rick...

The Trent Effect

Mark 10:25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” This was just another day and another opportunity to make the right choice. I started my day with Heavenly Dad. Sometimes He speaks to me about what I’m going through now. Sometimes He reminds me of how far I’ve come. Today He reminded me of someone in my past. This...

“Love…as yourself.”

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:26 Beep, beep, beep... I’m sitting in the office listening to the beeping sound coming out of the tech closet. What does it mean? I have no idea, but I did let my boss know that the closet is speaking to me. Happy Friday one...

Cave In!

Hebrews 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. I experienced a great adventure with Eric, Taylor, Kristian and Willow (OK, so Willow was kept outside but was enthusiastically supportive). We were invited to explore a house tagged to be demolished. Over the years, what...

Delayed but Never Late

Daniel 20:12b-14a “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of...

A Whole New World

“What is desired in a man is steadfast love,” Proverbs 19:22aToday, Lord willing, marks the end and a new beginning. Eric and I made a decision for me to let go of a project that I was working on. I started it before we got together. If/when I release it, we will have the opportunity to start something together. This was a personal dream that changed after I married Eric but is still part of...

Happily (N)Ever After: What’s the REAL Story?

Psalm 3:3 “But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.“ “Once upon a time, in a land far far away lived a beautiful princess (who cooked, cleaned, did laundry, knew everything about childcare, did the accounting for the palace, juggled, hunted, played basketball, sewed, was a size 3 but never worked out and could eat like a man, was a gourmet chef, all...

Forgiveness: Once and For All

Ephesians 4:22–24 “Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and… Put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Happy Friday Eve! Do you have any big weekend plans? This weekend I am blessed with the opportunity to help two very special...