peace is sticky

7 x 7 How many times?   49?   He can not be serious! It has been years.   Whatever the road – east or west, curvy or straight, sloped or flat. It is exhausting. The scenery differs, but the hard thump heralding the atomic destination feels identical. Painful.  Sorrow filled.  Anger fueled. I’m so tired. … More peace is sticky

broken hallelujah

Moses committed murder and fled.  In terror.  Alone. Saul hounded Christians to their death.   Blinded he shed his righteousness.  Became Paul. David lusted after a woman not his wife.  Slaughtered to have her.   Yet, the Lord led him beside still waters.   Restored his soul. Between these three flawed, broken men we have one sea parted … More broken hallelujah

a note for julia

Julia, you don’t know me, but your life has touched many in these brief 18 years you’ve journeyed through.   Yesterday two people from two completely separate circles in my life sent messages about you, the accident and requests for prayer and God’s healing grace.  Your touch and reach in this world, though so young, says … More a note for julia

you are the light

When Bobbie Starks @ Christ Fellowship first approached me to be a Small Group Leader I was honored, humbled and more than a little bit frightened.  I wasn’t scared of leading a group, my fears all revolved around the fact I was certain no one would come.    When I expressed all of these things to … More you are the light

effective solutions

My daughter, Jessie, is scared of fireworks. Actually, the truer statement is my daughter Jessie is petrified of noise. All soothing techniques never worked with Jessie when she was small.   Whether it was me, my husband, or my mom who was holding her close the first boom and her eyes would change.  Terror filled.  Then … More effective solutions

be bold

Last week we had great conversation in our Small Group session around our new series about weathering storms.  The Storm series is focused in the book of Psalms and one of the highlights of our discussion was about how can we hold more tightly to the promises of God even, and especially when, those promises … More be bold