Gulls swoop and wheel in the air, screeching loudly. Two men grunt as they pull in a large net from the water. Slimy fish flop frantically inside the mesh, sides heaving and scales glinting. One of the men looks up for a moment to watch the gulls. He sucks in a deep breath of the tangy sea air before saying, “Good catch today.”
My husband and I stood on our cobblestone driveway watching flames curl around a measuring tape by our feet. “I have been crucified with Christ,” I said softly. “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and … Continue reading Breaking Limitations – Not I, but Christ
Matthew 28:16-20 (MSG): 16-17Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. 18-20Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and … Continue reading God does not Call the Qualified…
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9) You stand in a sanctuary in which the presence of God is so thick that you can almost reach out and touch it. As you lift … Continue reading Press On
I stayed up late writing a blog post for today. It was pretty funny, if I do say so myself. But this morning, as I was reading my Bible, God spoke something entirely different to me. So .... change of plans. I want you to picture Abraham. His hair is grey - perhaps he's slightly … Continue reading Looking to the Future
My husband works as a cleaner at a local hospital. It's not a glamorous job. But it's an important job. And he gives it his all. Many of the other hospital staff have told my husband that he is one of the hardest workers that they have seen. As I'm sure you can probably tell … Continue reading You Matter!
(Exodus 32:1-4) There is an angry crowd gathered around the High Priest. Voices are clamouring to be heard. “Moses is long gone. He climbed that mountain to talk to God over a month ago. Face the facts! He’s not coming back. He’s probably dead. We need a back-up plan.” “Yeah! We should have reached the … Continue reading The Golden Calf and Its Aftermath – Part 1
The darkness was thick and black. Everyone had gone to bed hours ago. But in one little room, a light still burned brightly. A young boy was curled up on the floor under a pile of blankets. The glow from the large lampstand bathed his serene, olive-toned face. His eyes were closed and his even … Continue reading Who’s Calling?
“... to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes ...” (Isaiah 61:3) As a fire dwindles down, all that is left are ashes. Thick, black ashes. Have you ever noticed how ashes have a way of getting kicked up by the wind and spreading all over the place? Wherever they land, they … Continue reading Beauty for Ashes
The auditorium was filled with clusters of balloons—cheerfully bobbing bursts of colour. A band was playing, and people clapped and swayed to the toe-tapping beat. Some were dancing. The atmosphere was one of celebration. This was no ordinary party, however. This was a funeral. Yes, you read that correctly. A funeral. Before her death, the … Continue reading The Cleaning Lady