Trusting In The Lord

When I write blog posts, I always find myself trusting in the Lord for inspiration.  I found this shell in Haleakala Park Headquarters on the island of Maui. It’s a remote little building set at 7000 feet above sea level. The shell had been placed on a table in plain sight but tucked behind another

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The Narrow Gate

I recently found this index card in my bible.  I’m not sure why I wrote it out. It’s stained, torn, and wrinkled. It must have had a great impact on me at some point. I decided to revisit the scripture and see what I found. The bible verse it references is Matthew 7:13-14 and reads

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The Love Of God

I’ve been reading the events of Holy Week recently and it has given me new insight into how much Jesus felt he needed to prepare the disciples before his death. So much teaching went on that last week!  I think maybe Jesus was just feeling extra protective of his disciples- time was growing short. There

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The Promised Messiah

As I was doing some reading in Mark, I came across the title of one of the chapters as “Jesus Predicts His Death the Third Time.” Hmmm. Three times. So I went back and looked at the other two predictions. That started me thinking about why it was so hard for the disciples to truly

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Observing Lent

I haven’t given anything up for Lent in years. I searched “the most common things given up for Lent”, and the lists are probably all things you could guess: alcohol, soda, sweets, chips, coffee… Behaviors like swearing, smoking, gossiping and using social media also make some lists. I decided to revisit what observing Lent means. 

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