Are We Hiding from God or Seeking Him

Dee Brestin in her book, Jesus Who Surprises, speaks about how her children loved playing hide and seek and I can so relate.  My two sons removed pots and pans from the kitchen cabinets just so they could hide inside.  They would wait patiently to be discovered.  Often I would hear giggles as I walked past theirContinue reading “Are We Hiding from God or Seeking Him”

What is Your Natural Gift?

Have you ever thought you must have been standing in the wrong line when God handed out natural talents? Are you like me wondering what in the world your natural ability is much less your spiritual gift? Jill Briscoe in the book, “Here Am I Lord, Send Someone Else!” reminded me God has given usContinue reading “What is Your Natural Gift?”

Who is Jesus Christ?

To me Jesus is a great teacher and I smile when I read that Buddhists agree with me. However I believe that Jesus is more important than Buddha. When researching Muslim beliefs I find that they state Jesus Christ was a man below Mohammed in importance. As I continue to search, I find that ChristianContinue reading “Who is Jesus Christ?”

Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?

While sitting at the wedding feast of my son and his lovely bride, I remembered the wedding parable that Jesus taught. Wearing my plum colored “mother-in-law” dress and looking very matronly, I squirmed just a bit as I considered whether my attire was suitable for this joyous occasion.  “The kingdom of heaven may be comparedContinue reading “Trying to Fake It Until You Make It?”

Adore the One You Love

Our King preserved the song of Moses and Miriam when they sang praises. The Lord’s great power created a wall of water on their right and left. They trekked through the sea on dry ground like a Sea World aquarium exhibit. In response to this miraculous event Moses and Miriam sang praises together: “Sing toContinue reading “Adore the One You Love”

Surrendering Your Heart

Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall asContinue reading “Surrendering Your Heart”

Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?

My whole life I’ve carefully protected a secret I’m not willing to share with most people.  There are only a few trusted friends who I’ve shared my secret with. Most of my friends don’t believe it. They all think I’m crazy. But tonight I will share it with my most trusted friend. For a year,Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?”

Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?

As a public school teacher I worked with children to teach them how to read, write, think mathematically, and ask questions like a scientist. The students learned about the importance to vote, the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  All important topics for students to grow up to be productive American citizens. But the biggestContinue reading “Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?”

Hope for the Barren and Dry Life

As a young teen I rebelled against my mother telling me what time to come home.  I waltzed through the door at the last possible minute. In high school I disliked teachers telling me how I needed to solve the math problems.  What difference does it make what method I used if I arrived atContinue reading “Hope for the Barren and Dry Life”

Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If youContinue reading “Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith”