Who is Your Neighbor?

In the television show, Gold Rush, Parker visited a remote area in South America looking for gold.  During his adventure he encountered disadvantaged families who use mercury to recover small pieces of gold from soil and ore. It is really cool to watch how mercury and the gold combines together, making it possible for theContinue reading “Who is Your Neighbor?”

How Do You Prepare For Easter?

When I was young I loved spending time with my grandma baking lemon meringue, chocolate pies, and strawberry jelly cake. My mom tossed marshmallows, whipped cream, and strawberry jello into a decorative bowl.  My young sons would drip multi- colored spots all over the tablecloths while dying eggs. We all shrieked with delight when theyContinue reading “How Do You Prepare For Easter?”

What Do My Friends See In The Church?

I am hurriedly walking along a dirt road near the Mount of Olives.  Dust is covering my toes and small pebbles burrow under my heel.  As I stoop to remove the irritation from my sandal, I hear loud voices moving in this direction. Quickly, I move off the road uncertain what this commotion might mean.Continue reading “What Do My Friends See In The Church?”

Secret Intimacy

When I was in second grade I received my very first diary complete with a lock and key so all my secrets would be safely tucked inside where no one could see. Since my best friend has recently moved to Hawaii, I confided all my boy crushes and penned all my trouble-making antics at school. Continue reading “Secret Intimacy”

Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer

Heavenly Father, you are my blessed King. I love you and am content to sit still in your presence.   You are the great healer of the world. You alone nourish me both physically and spiritually when I draw near.   Your power breaks any chain of sin that desires to enslave me. Through yourContinue reading “Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer”