Why Do We Hide Ourselves?

When we sin we don’t want to be in God’s presence. Instead we hide. Our joy is stolen and replaced with shame. We will even try to cover our own sin by blaming others. We All Try To Hide Our Sin But God comes into the messiness of our lives searching for us. God isContinue reading “Why Do We Hide Ourselves?”

Is God Kind or Severe?

In the The Jesus Who Surprises bible study #3 video, Dee Brestin shares that God is both kind and severe. Fear of God She reminds us of how Isaiah was filled with fear when he encountered God because he knew he was a man of unholy lips. Then I said, “It’s all over! I amContinue reading “Is God Kind or Severe?”

Seeing the Goodness of the Lord

If your mom is living in an assisted living facility with outbreaks of Covid 19, you can turn to the LORD. If you need strength, wisdom, and patience while you are taking care of your loved ones, God is near. If you are caring for children of parents who have been exposed to the disease,Continue reading “Seeing the Goodness of the Lord”

Hope for the Hospitalized

It’s easy to follow quarantine guidelines until your loved one is sick. You know you’re not supposed to travel due to the pandemic, but this is an emergency. Isn’t it? Doubts creep in and you wonder if the Emergency Room is still open? Maybe I should call the doctor first. But they are so swampedContinue reading “Hope for the Hospitalized”

How to Cope with Deep Loss

Lysa TerKeurst’s audiobook, “It’s not Supposed to be this Way” explains how she coped with deep personal loss.  A broken marriage,  cancer diagnosis, and days of excruciating pain shattered her into dust. Lysa was like a beautiful and delicate glass flower created by God. But when God squeezed the beautifully delicate glass flower in hisContinue reading “How to Cope with Deep Loss”

How Do We Draw Close to God?

Stepping gingerly on slick mud sparsely covered by fallen leaves in the jungle, I drew near to a Mayan Temple named Chacchoben. Listening to the bilingual guide explain how Mayans built temples to draw near to God, I thought how often we do the same.  We work tirelessly to create a ministry or home toContinue reading “How Do We Draw Close to God?”

How to Know God Is With You

A little girl crawls into her grandfather’s lap.  In his arms, she doesn’t fear the semi trucks rushing by on the highway.  Even when he lifts her onto the front of his motorcycle seat and speeds down the darkened road; she’s not scared. Benefits of God’s Presence In this same way, we find comfort whenContinue reading “How to Know God Is With You”