Shaking Away

    “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” …” Revelation 21:5(a) “At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. The words “one more” indicate the removing of what can be […]

Perfect Mess Rest

I spent my first thirty years living a mess, the next ten years, after coming to Christ, striving to overcome my mess, and the last few years learning to rest in Jesus, despite my mess.  This “rest” came at a high cost, but not for me.   Perhaps, that is why it is so hard […]

The REAL Exchange

4-5-19 Jesus, I am overwhelmed with the thought of how underwhelmed I have been by the CROSS You bore on my behalf.  It terrifies me how easy it is to make, even the pursuit of You, all about me. Like Paul I cry out, “…Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Romans 7:24.  […]

Advent 5 Choose The One Thing

12-5-18   “But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the LORD answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but only one […]

Advent 3 A Father’s Gift

11-27-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, […]

Advent Day 1 Despite Us

11-25-18 Luke 1:7, “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Matthew 8;20, “The Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” John 19:30, “When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, […]