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Who Stole It?

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. But I am come that you may have life and have it to the full – abundantly.” John 10:10 The storage container cabinet was spilling over again. The familiar frustration escalates as I cannot locate a single lid that matches to store the few left over green beans. I plop to the floor and the matching game begins when it occurs to me this must be related to the missing sock drawer. I’ve concluded that a sock thief lives in every washer and dryer who sneaks over to the storage cabinet snatching lids and containers. I guess there is a dark hidden hole someplace that has my socks neatly stored away. Can I get a witness? The only consolation is that all o

Another Cup Please

“We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.” Hebrews 10:25 Through the years I have come to know that deep relationships don’t just happen. We speak of getting together, fully intending to do so, but life has a way of filling the calendar without us even realizing another month zipped past. When my neighbor friends and I finally got together for our Christmas celebration, it was already January. As we enjoyed each other in the presence of the Lord, one shared of how God had prompted her to be intentional about relationships this year. We love to be tog

Word For The Year

Every New Year I choose a word and a verse to give focus to my life. I seek to be intentional to see how God will bring understanding and sharpen me with a word. This year the word seems to be “expectation”. I realize in choosing this word that it is one that can bring much heartache, disappointment and frustration. Webster defines it as: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. We not only put our hope in what we want to happen, we plan on it turning out the way we anticipate. It doesn’t matter if it is expecting the scale to lie about what all I ate this week or expecting my husband to know what I need and when. (Come on, Ladies! How can any man ever figure

Mountain Moving God

They stood and sang with such convincing passion and confidence. They were not strangers to our church, but actually a part of the family. They led worship many times throughout the years and always on this last day of the year. But something was different this time. Their faith had grown and it was contagious. It hung around like a sweet perfume and actually permeated the atmosphere. It is a faith that is being tried and proven true. There they stood and declared their faith in a mountain moving God. Who could deny it? They awaken every morning staring at a literal Oregon mountain. Whether it shows itself mighty and real that day or not, they KNOW it is there. Early mornings take them a sho

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