Hibiscus

I love these robust blooms! They are not just stunning in size and color, they have a certain swagger about them that makes me smile. A certain boldness that inspires …

Write What You See

Write what you see. So a friend said. She got the advice from Eugene Peterson, the author of the Bible translation called The Message, who understood it as his call …

Fellowship

During the first days of grief, it was clear to me that God wanted to comfort me through the kindness of others. His ministry of strength came through the words …

Brief Thoughts on Grief

Normally I would start a new series of blogs that coincided with the New Year with a positive encouraging message, and I believe I do, here… now. It just happens …

Dolphins Come in the Winter

Here is an untraditional symbol of Advent that burst its way into my rainy day. But I think it can hold its own. In the South of France, dolphins were …

A Light Shines in the Darkness

I am preparing a small teaching on the Gospel reading for this Sunday, Mark 13:24-37, which happens to be Advent 1. I thought I would share it with you as …

Mountains and Mysteries

“For what is known about God is plain, because God has made it plain. For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine …

The Way Forward

“Show me your ways, O Lord. Teach me your paths; Guide me in your truth and teach me, For you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you …

Conversation with a Storm

I stood, peering out the window into the sky, blackened by an angry storm. I watched as the tempest tormented and raged, intimidating the landscape with its strength. Like a …