What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”

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”

Honoring Mom When It Hurts

Tucked away beneath my pink t-shirt, hidden by my brown jacket is a necklace.  It belongs to my mother although she wasn’t the one who gave it to me.  My necklace is ordinary.  It is not beautiful or valuable, but I wear it every day.  It reminds me of a broken dream and the hopeContinue reading “Honoring Mom When It Hurts”

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?”

Lord’s Healing Touch

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love.Continue reading “Lord’s Healing Touch”

6 Signs of Selfishness

As a second grader Brad ran up the slide at a community playground during a game of tag. He switched direction at the last moment, tripped, and landed hard on his forearm. During the wait at the E.R. his hand curled upward and the doctor explained the swelling cut off the blood flow to theContinue reading “6 Signs of Selfishness”

What Do We Cherish?

Years ago, I bought a 1969 mustang with a 302 engine and even wrestled with a waterproof cover every night. The bright blue metallic paint needed protection from the harsh sun and the salty sea air. Every week my arms waxed on, waxed off  as well as shining the chrome wheels. Goop and a clothContinue reading “What Do We Cherish?”

Prayer of Healing

Heavenly Father, you are mighty in power; My defender against the evil one. My victor against spiritual warfare.   Your Holy presence reveals healing truth and pushes my fearful thoughts away.   Trust replaces my line of thinking.   Stooping down, you draw your children into your arms. Your loving words comfort our hurting hearts.Continue reading “Prayer of Healing”

How Do We Love?

We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19 As a young girl my Heavenly Father whispered tender words  to me through his bible lessons. He promised to overcome my fears of the darkness. Not one scary monster penetrated his noble shield of protection. He pointed and revealed the glowing celestial patterns swirling inContinue reading “How Do We Love?”

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”