Am I Willing to be Sent?

 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.    John 9:7 ESV For those of you who don’t speak a second language you may have missed the fact that Jesus sometimes spoke in Aramaic while at others the…

The Other Side of the Hill

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?  Romans 8:24   In the town where I spent my teen-aged years there is a hill we called Mount Pleasant. On most days it was just another rolling green hill. But on some mornings you…

Passing Through the Notch

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me Psalm 23:4 NRSV Coming home from work I used to drive through a notch in the hills called Sugar Hollow. The interesting thing about the place was that in late afternoon…

Our Temporary Lives

Originally posted on Melanie Stevenson:
Recently, and rather inadvertently, I plunged headlong into a full-time job as a Teacher’s Assistant. I say inadvertently because I wasn’t looking for a job. You might recall in my September post: “Letting Go With Open Arms” that I was celebrating my son’s recent wedding and the milestone of completing…

Jesus in the Furnace

Are you facing testing and trials and it feels like Jesus is nowhere to be seen? You are not alone. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were facing the threat of being thrown into a furnace so hot that it burned up their guards. When they boldly were telling the king they were willing to be thrown…