More Please!

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32 ESV Most of us remember the scene from Oliver Twist as Oliver stands in line with a tin bowl in his hand waiting for someone to give…

A 2 Way Street

In our backyard is a lemon tree that loves to give fruit. Every year right after Christmas you will find it loaded with hundreds of lemons. No one has ever done any pruning spraying or fertilizing. It loves where it lives. I have discovered that its secret is in its flowers. Each year in early…

Honoring our Parents

What is honor and what does it mean to honor our parents? One way I have come to understand it is that honor is a combination in equal parts of love and respect. Honoring our parents means we can not love without respect and we should never respect without loving. Every week as I visit…

Real help for Real trouble

Sometimes it is comforting to hide behind a wall of silence in an attempt to maintain an appearance of okay-nes. But walls and pretending do nothing to help. The reality is that every day without God’s help we are free falling ever deeper into the dark abyss of fear. How wonderfully loving of our God…

A Real Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is simply our recognition that He has been a faithful God in every season of our lives. From our rainy Spring days to our snow drifting winter nights He remains our Savior and the lover of our soul. Happy Thanksgiving and God bless! In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God…