In the Middle of Your Hurry

In the Middle of Your Hurry

In the middle of your hurry, things didn’t go just right. An unexpected disaster interrupted your agenda. An unpredicted surprise blocked the streets of your scheduled adventure. An illness, the weather, an accident, the economy, a sick child, an unpleasant call, a...
Mama Stole My Bible

Mama Stole My Bible

Mama stole my Bible. Seriously. I know it was mine—it had my name on it. But what could I do? Mama’s smile had a song in it. A song of joy and kindness and humility. Her smile was singing a song to me about how many Bibles I already had at a young age and how that one...
Still Doubting?

Still Doubting?

I’m listening to Nickel Creek’s song “Doubting Thomas” as I’m typing—seeing what words come out for this chapter. Words from my own doubt. Words from many years of internal questions and external responses. Words here in the now as I remember biblical stories and...
Dreaming While Doubting

Dreaming While Doubting

The fear of failure can lead toward not trying at all—which can be a failure. And, the stress of an unknown future can rob us of a joyful, peaceful assurance in the now. Becoming aware of our dreams and our doubts provides honest views of ourselves. Doubt is okay as...
Diversity and Unity: Praying Together

Diversity and Unity: Praying Together

Diversity and unity can help us walk out of our own doors to see the outside splendor. And it can help us walk outside those doors with a friend—of a different race or tradition or stream—walking with us. I’ve been thinking of one experience during a Sunday service at...
A Prayer

A Prayer

Today, dear God, Guide my hopes and selfish schemes  to peer beyond the in-betweens. Then steer my love to life around me. Each day, all day, help me to stay in pace with You. Can You help, heal? Slow me down, make me real? Dear God, today, I pray You will.  (by Chris...
Shepherds After God’s Heart by Pastor Mike Myers

Shepherds After God’s Heart by Pastor Mike Myers

Travel back in time with me to a quiet shore on the Sea of Tiberius. The sun’s rays have just begun chasing the gray dawn away, casting light upon a ragged band of disillusioned disciples rising and falling with the waves. John 21 hints that the small crew had caught...
Plans For The Summer

Plans For The Summer

See possibilities for acts of kindness. Choose to live in love, replacing missed opportunities with ministry moments: • Smile at a friend. Thank them for the many blessings they bring your way. • Smile at a stranger. A glance from eyes of one displaying God’s love is...