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Surprise Me Lord

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore. -Ps. 125:2 I felt the disappointment as I awakened to another rainy day. It felt like such a waste that we had traveled so far desiring to enjoy driving through the majestic Canadian mountains. The gentle rain fell continuously and the fog hung thick. I knew the mountains surrounded us but I couldn’t see anything. We continued to drive as I strained my eyes hoping to catch a peek of the majestic. Nothing! Just clouds, fog and rain. It felt like many days of life when expectations are unmet and you reach to find God’s beauty in the midst of the mess. We chose joy and asked God to help us see Him i

Valley Dwelling

"He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake." -Psalm 23:2-3 Curve after curve, the Canadian Mountains brought many exhilarating moments filling me with constant “ooohs and aaahs!” I was forever asking, “Is that a mountain or a cloud?” As we traveled through a deep valley with high mountains encircling us, the richness of the valley was obvious. The soil was dark and the grass the greenest green I have ever seen. The pastures were lush and beautiful with very happy cattle. The blueberry bushes were vibrant gold and orange promising a great harvest next spring. The farms were numerous beca

People Need The Lord

Hand in hand Ed and I walked the streets of Seattle and now Vancouver. They are both large ethnically diverse cities with towering buildings, trains and cars, bicycles and walkers. We brushed shoulders with businessmen, attention-drawing women and lost souls begging for a few coins. Dead dull eyes as well as drug ridden eyes all searching and looking for answers. Anything goes! All lifestyles are welcomed. Every color of crazy hair proclaiming individuality. Sirens and gunshot sounds filled the night. I woke with the old Steve Green song, “People Need The Lord” playing in my head. I’m not fearful, but heartsick for this little peephole of what this 2016 world looks like. Here I sit sheltered

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