Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so...read more
Visiting the Blog Archives today. We are not built for everyone's bad news, or are we? Day after day, bad news streams into our lives. Just this week: A 22,000 lb. bomb, known as "The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB)," was dropped in the Achin district of Nangarhar province...read more
Maundy Thursday is a day to reflect. Today, Author Janell Rardon, shares how one woman can change history’s narrative.read more
While the Bible does not tell us who the wife of Pilate the governor was, the Apocryphal book, The Gospel of Nicodemus, identifies her as Claudia Procula, and a granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus. The book also says that she was a proselyte to Judaism, being among...read more
-Taken from the Archives, Lenten Thoughts from 2012. My Lenten Haiku: Lent strips the self bare A slow steady pace forward Fresh starts and clean slates I woke up yesterday morning before dawn. Primarily because my husband had to be at work very early. Usually, his...read more
Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around." -Proverbs 13:12 (MSG) Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." -Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) The Pain of Unanswered Prayers Tori sat...read more
*Blog Alert: This post exceeds "normal, suggested" blog word count and finding my one word has taken a little time. This post is straight from my heart and may take a little longer to read. My prayer is that somehow my processing helps you in some little way. Take...read more
To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands...read more
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what that...read more
[My heart can't let go of the tragedy that happened at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, TX. Their pain has given reason to pause. Today, I reflect on the power of church and ask that we continue to pray for these fine families who have lost so very much. I...read more
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips." -Ecclesiastes 10:12, NIV A Gentle Tap I felt a slight touch on my right shoulder. As I turned from a conversation I was deeply involved in, she handed me a simple note. "I'm...read more
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