When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”(Judges 6:11) Mighty Warrior – it’s what the angel of the Lord called Gideon. What was Gideon doing at the time? I asked the same question. So, I went back and looked. I thought for sure he was doing something great and courageous already, maybe a leader of men. It seems, though, that God doesn’t ... Read More about Mighty Warrior
Life is a battle. Sometimes the battle is more in my mind and heart than in the world where I live. To do or not to do? Was I wrong or right? Could I have done it differently or better? These are questions I am tempted to ask myself all the time. And if I don’t watch it, I will camp here. Not a good thing. Praying and pondering is a good thing. Seeking the Lord’s guidance, well, what could ... Read More about No Regrets
I hear these words a lot…in my head. Sometimes I hear it from others, but mostly me. Sitting in church the other morning, I was graciously reminded that I don’t. I don’t deserve it. Not really. I think I do sometimes. I think I deserve a comfortable home, a new pair of shoes, something to eat, better service – things that I take for granted every day and think I deserve. I even get ... Read More about I Deserve It
We live in Germany these days – certainly a treat with many adventures and beautiful scenery! Truly blessed. Since being here, I have begun to go back in history a bit. Not thousands of years necessarily, but a bit more recent. I have read stories of atrocity, fear, and anguish mixed with stories of courage, hope, and love beyond what I could imagine. I am in a place where some amazing history ... Read More about Am I Willing?
Regardless of where and when I sing this hymn, it becomes the anthem of my heart. Because he lives I can face tomorrow Because he lives All fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living Just because he lives (Because He Lives) I have vivid memories of this song, one of them while sitting in the front pew during my mom's funeral. It was one of her ... Read More about Because He Lives