Don’t Always Assume the Worst

“And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat so that it was already becoming filled.”  (Mark 4:37) *** I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be a rider in the boat above! First of all, I’m not a very good swimmer. …

Disappear From Sight

Have you ever had to eat your words? I’m sure I have, but at the moment, nothing comes to mind.  Perhaps, even if I could, I wouldn’t share as “eating your words” is considered quite distasteful. Often, the words we have to eat are bitter. I believe the words we say never disappear.  They linger…

When Things Get Complicated

What do we do when things get complicated? Well…here’s some of the things I find myself doing… First of all I get a sick feeling in the pit of my tummy Second I began rehearsing all the “what ifs” Third my mind grasps the most horrendous “what ifs” and runs wild like a cheetah on…

Let’s Get The Party Started!

Would it be too premature if I said, “I’m enjoying Heaven on this Earth?” Well, lets take a look-see… So, first of all, my description of Heaven is anywhere I can commune with Jesus. Yes, I know that one day this body will die, and my spirit will ascend into Heaven, and I realize Heaven…

Thin the Clutter

The gospel of Matthew opens with the ancestral lineage of Jesus.  Most of us just skim over these verses because, lets face it, its pretty boring, but often, there are surprises hidden within the mundane, and they remain unseen unless we are willing the thin the clutter, and look beneath the surface. You may be…

God’s Abstract Love

There are some things we will never understand, and God’s love is one of them.  Maybe there are times, we think, we comprehend its depth, only to have the knowledge drift away, like a cloud in the sky. If it were possible to put God’s love to canvas, you can be sure, it would be abstract art.  I truly enjoy…

Never Hesitate To Prove Your Love

Some two thousand years ago Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?”  Not once, but three times Jesus asked this of Peter, and three times Peter replied, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” One may question, why did Jesus ask this three times? Why wasn’t one “yes” enough for Jesus? Was Jesus so insecure that he…

You Are a Masterpiece

My morning devotional, that I try to consume every day with a cup of coffee, told me,  “We can live by the truth of God’s word and not by the way we feel.” I grew up with low self esteem.  I never felt good enough.  As a child, I didn’t understand this to be a lack of self worth, rather it was…

The Day I Floated

Today’s word, float, reminded me of when I truly put my trust in Jesus. I was sitting in a revival service, and the evangelist was teaching from the text of, II Kings 6:5-7.  I listened as scripture was read and this is what I heard that night:  But it happened that as one was cutting down…

Grace is Found in Hues of Gray

Recently, I had a family member express concern for my soul.  Their reason?  I’m a lesbian. Now, first of all, I realize their concern is an expression of love, but I also know, they fear if they fail to warn me, then my blood will stain their hands, at the great white throne of God’s…