Encouragment of the Gospel

The grim clouds of despair crept into my thinking as I focused on my circumstances. Why did my life resemble a daily trip on the struggle bus(or in my case sometimes a train)? Hope and encouragement seemed to be distant memories. The thick cloud loomed larger as my...

Shalom–Seeing His Peace

The turmoil of hopelessness entered the room. Fear of the unknown troubled my mind like a pendulum swinging. Was I doing what God had planned for me?Where was God? Why didn’t I have an abiding feeling of His promised peace? It was the year I proceeded to college...

Seeing the Unseen

Promise’s abandoned, years of waiting, hoping, unmet expectations, failures, crushed dreams and disappointments. Those words hit me like a fire bolt as tears stained my face. The darkness seemed to envelope me as I lay stewing over my hurts. What purpose did I...

No Longer Bound but Born Free

 A cloud of darkness covered the hill as smoke, gunfire, and dirt swirled around the man trudging upward. The man had a goal–a mission. He raced toward the unknown enemy with “freedom” echoing in his ear. Unafraid of the peril ahead he pressed on...

The Mystery of Easter

There is a great mystery surrounding Easter, it is true! So let me tell you of my case–the search for amazing grace! In a garden, on a mount, was a Saviour who poured out, an anguished soul, He did bear, as it was my sin that led Him there. As He prayed for...

Wintry Day Thoughts

As I look outside my window on this cold February day. The world is white covered in cold H2O frozen on the ground. I am so thankful for an apartment filled with the sweet smells of piping hot tea! I used to hate winter days because they were always gloomy and...

Prayer: The Importance of Ongoing Communication

Prayer! The idea of it frightened me. ” Who me? A prayer warrior! No, way! Not me!” echoed in my mind. The thought of praying out loud or alone caused me to shrivel in fear. Why? Why was prayer frightening to me. Was it the lack of things to say? No.   Or...

Seeing In- New Light

As I was reminiscing while going through pictures I came across an image I had taken that centered around some old glasses of mine. It used to be I didn’t have glasses but there were things in the distance that I couldn’t see. So eventually I did get...

What Being a Visionary is about

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” ~Martin Luther Being a Visionary, according to the dictionary is one who is given over to fanciful dreams and ideas that...