Embracing Where You Are

The sky was a brilliant blue streaked with wisps of white. As we walked through the forest, red and gold leaves gently fell around us. “Look at that!” my daughter said, pointing to an old log. “It’s beautiful!” The log was rotting and covered in fungus. We stooped low to examine it. “Did you know … Continue reading Embracing Where You Are

Once Upon a Summer: The Journey’s End (Part 10)

It has taken me a long time to post my conclusion to this series and I apologize. But here it is ... finally ... If you've missed any of the previous installments, you can find a comprehensive table of contents here. My trip to Europe was over, but the impressions it left on my heart … Continue reading Once Upon a Summer: The Journey’s End (Part 10)

Once Upon a Summer: Bottles of Water and a Message of Hope (Part 8)

". . . whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14) __________________________ July 28, 1999 Mulcha, Slovakia They say that water is life. But in Mulcha, the only source of water was a … Continue reading Once Upon a Summer: Bottles of Water and a Message of Hope (Part 8)

Once Upon a Summer: The Mountain Top (Part 7)

"After leaving them, Jesus went up on a mountainside to pray." (Mark 6:46) __________________________ July 23, 1999 11:00 p.m. CET Banska Bystrica, Slovakia It was Sunday morning. The missions team filed up the narrow mountain path just outside of town. We reached an alpine meadow and sank down into the grass to catch our breath. … Continue reading Once Upon a Summer: The Mountain Top (Part 7)