The Me Expedition Part 2

Lesson #1-Stress cannot be ignored, it must be faced and properly handled.  “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27 The Cardiologist had a look of concern on his […]

The ME Expedition Part 1

Expedition:A journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose. Merriam Webster I emerged from bed as usual that morning. As I grabbed my Bible and journal from the night stand, I felt a little weird. Exhaustion set in. I just wanted to get back in bed, but the fighter in me kept moving. I made […]

Beyond Moved

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce Two children are sold into the human sex trade every minute. According to the UN State of the World, nearly two million children are forced into the worldwide sex trade each year. When we are in […]

I Was Born For This

It was a normal day. My sons debated over who played basketball the best. The controversy became unbearable, so I suggested they all go to the gym to decide. As dad walked them out the door groomed with their best basketball attire, I felt a tinge of unworthiness. One of my daughters sat on the […]

A Time For Everything

We took a walk in Moca a few days ago. We strolled down paths that were dry and seemingly safe. The river that runs through the community was muddy, but peaceful. It actually appeared to be composed and amicable. Truthfully, it was hard to believe that such a harmonious component of God’s creation could cause […]

Someone Else

After my dinner of cream of broccoli soup, I eagerly nestled under my blankets. I was tired. I knew the night would feel long and dreary so I wanted to get a head start on my sleep. Tonight would be the second consecutive night of hurricane winds. We are used to the howl of strong […]

God Help Us Now!

Matthew 19:1-12 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went down to the region of Judea east of the Jordan River.  Large crowds followed him there, and he healed their sick. Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just […]

Help, I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore!

I can remember it so well, it feels as if it happened yesterday. The moment that I realized that our family really did move to another country. The moment when the reality of that revelation hit me was like the impact of a truck crashing into a building! I was trying to fall asleep and […]

My Grandmother’s Weakness

I stood before the mirror and took a deep look at myself. I noticed the black circles forming under my eyes. The “way back” forehead that made me the brunt of many jokes as a child. The defined cheek bones that run deeply in my roots. The beautifully darkened skin that speaks of my strength […]

In the Silence…

Mark 15:5 But, Jesus said nothing, much to Pilates surprise. Jesus was under arrest. He boldly declares His deity when Pilate asked if He was the King of the Jews, but remained silent when His character was questioned. When the people questioned His actions, He was silent and calm. All to often, I find myself […]