He had been anointed as king . . . yet he had no kingdom. In fact, he really didn't even have a home. He was a fugitive - always running from his enemy. For years on end. He was David. And if you look at the story of his life, you will realize he had every human right to claim his throne. In fact, the life of his enemy was placed into his hands not once . . . but two … [Read more...] about Upon What Do We Base Our Reactions?
Sometimes God asks us to put our entire foot into the water . . . before He begins to make a way through them. This past weekend I flew back to Indiana for the Dunkard Brethren Ladies Retreat. It was a fun time, yet a stretching time. There were three of us who spoke and I had been invited about a year ago to be one of the speakers. So God has definitely taken me outside … [Read more...] about When God Parts Your Waters
I am learning. Always learning. Sometimes I wish so badly that I could go back and do the last 20 years of my life over again. And if I could, here is one thing I would do differently: I would pray - believing. I could weep when I think of the years I spent telling people I would pray for them, but not truly believing in this God of awesome magnitude. I would look at … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Ministry
I had just arrived at the cabinet shop to pick up our oldest son from work when I received a message on my phone. Taking a few minutes, I stood in the parking lot and began to read this message. I had not gotten very far when tears began rolling down my cheeks. I couldn't say much besides "Oh God." And it truly was a prayer. It was a message from someone I care about so very much, … [Read more...] about When My Worldview Is Too Wide
The night was silent. It was holy. A Baby was born contrary to the laws of nature and placed in a manger. Angels shouted out His coming to humble shepherds on the hillsides. Wise men bowed the knee as they placed their gifts before Him. Little did they know how that one small Baby would change the world. That was over 2,000 years ago. Now on Christmas Day, many will … [Read more...] about The King Beyond the Manger