Can No = Yes?

When Barry and I came to California to interview for the ministry position at our current church, we fell in love with everyone and everything immediately.  We realized within hours of our arrival that we were home. During that weekend we engaged in a number of conversations with the elders and pastors, church leaders and youth. [...]

Are You Afraid Too?

I am Afraid...but I don't want to be... Recently I logged on to Anne Jackson's blog and read an old post titled "Are You Afraid to be Amazing?"  Anne's blog is wonderful and if you would like to check it out, you can click here.  Here's the excerpt from Anne's post that got my attention: I wish I had [...]

Which Jesus do you Picture?

We went to a friends college graduation party yesterday and as always, I love seeing the artwork in people's homes.  I feel like it represents them or shows a piece of their soul.  So, in my usual fashion...I was snooping around.  As my eyes soaked in their gorgeous home, I noticed a hand drawn picture framed in their entry [...]

A Transparent Life (part 3)

What is correction, how should Christians handle it and why is it needed?  I've pondered all of these questions through the years.  I've flourished because of a gentle and timely correction and as you may have read in my last post...I've withered as the result of harsh words spoken in an untimely manner.  So, how [...]

A Transparent Life (part 1)

I grew up telling on myself.  If I did something wrong and I felt guilty...I couldn't keep it a secret for very long.  But, if I did something that someone else thought was incorrect and I didn't agree...well then, too bad for everyone involved.  I wasn't going to budge, much less offer up an apology.  Not until [...]