Embrace the Blessing

Savoring the Joy in this Journey

Authentic AND Holy

It is possible to be authentic without being holy.  If I use gutter swear words in my communication with others, I am expressing authentic emotion. But that expression is not … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

God did not design a lame church

But for those who refuse to allow themselves to be cleansed and fitted for the wedding garment, there is only an assurance of ending up as an old maid in the chambers of hell.

October 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

We pray that our nation chooses life…

So many times I have read the history of the kings of Israel and been baffled by the stories of how an entire generation, after serving the living God, reaping … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Life preserver or rock, what tools are we using as we walk the sandy beaches of life’s ocean…

“When we discern that other people are not growing spiritually and allow that discernment to turn to criticism, we block our fellowship with God. God never gives us discernment so … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

How decisive is my “yes” to God’s call?

Thoughts on reading from I Kings:19:21 When Elisha was called by God and anointed by Elijah to fulfill his role as prophet he responded wholeheartedly. To the degree that he … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eavesdropping on the conversation in my mind.

7-25-17 Reading from James 3 this morning. I can’t give you the directions for the rabbit trail that my mind followed that brought me to these thoughts but here they … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

Am I who you think I am, who I think I am, or who God knows me to be?

7-22-17 Reading about Paul and Barnabus in Acts 14. Paul and Barnabas experienced great extremes in how they were treated during their trip to share the controversial news of this … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment