Smelling Burnt Rubber

He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21:5 I'm throwing in an extra this week, without a FB announcement  because I want to share a major crash and burn. But first, my daughter's loving heart. There are few people who are brave enough to not glaze over the flaws in the church and...

Where’s Jesus?

Luke 2:11-14  "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Merry...

“Yes, Lord”

Psalm 42:11a "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God..." Stillness, quiet, the crisp wind blows and and stings my cheek. The world doesn't feel right as I shuffle my way through the church doors to attend the funeral of a 20 year old husband and father. I sit, face leaking, as I hear his wife, through an interpreter, say she doesn't know what to do now. I...

Truth in a World of Lies

Do to others as you would have them do to you.   Luke 6:31 Sometimes that means don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you. That's a can of worms, isn't it? I have had a couple of days of rejection. The first was an event I have been praying for a door to open and just when it looked like everything lined up, the bottom fell out and the dream disappeared in a single moment. Then I...

Hope Under the Ash

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13 8 days short of 22 months...it was yesterday but forever ago, but I have never been alone. Taylor and I were at a gathering, meeting like minded financial individuals, most for the first time. In the discussion came up the limitations of a...