Leaving Our Comfort Zones

Mountains of faith rise from the valleys of failure.   –Mart Dehann Don’t hate your failures, learn from them. This looks good on paper, but let’s face it, most of us hate failure.  I know I do.  I’m pretty tolerant of other people’s failure…it’s mine that I despise. Failure is embarrassing, and what if people laugh…

Sometimes Resurrection Requires Letting Go (Amanda Miller Garber)

Mother’s Day is difficult for me.  Since it always falls on Sunday, I usually play hooky, so I wont have to put on the façade of “happy mom.”  However, this Sunday was different.  As fate would have it…or maybe God…this Sunday I was slated to help with communion service.  So for that reason, I sucked it up, and…

The God Who Sees Me…

“You are the God who sees me…” __ Hagar   I’ve always felt a kinship with Hagar.  Hagar was the maidservant of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. This is her story: Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was barren.  None-the-less, God had promised  that through their children would come the nation of Israel.  Abraham and Sarah had tried…

The Luxury of His Power

A Conversation with God 8/8/2016   Me:  God, I’m so tired of looking fat.   God:  Talk to me about it. Me:  Well, most of the time I feel okay about it and then I catch a reflection of myself in a mirror or a store-front glass…I see myself as others must see me… and then,…