Ever since our family mission’s trip to Rwanda, my son’s spiritual and emotional growth has been phenomenal. I have gotten bolder in my prayers for him, and he has matured spiritually well beyond your average thirteen or fourteen year old boy. (See “a practical faith”) Since school has started … Read more about Introducing the new me!
As I have listened to John Eldredge’s CD series on “The Hope of Prayer”, I have found little practical gems about prayer that have strengthened my resolve to pray. One of these gems came when John described how Jesus raising Lazarus in Luke 18. Jesus looked to heaven and prayed to the Father to … Read more about Prayer requires persistence
We returned from Rwanda on August 20th, and I have been contemplating my experiences since then. The human suffering that I witnessed there did not shock or surprise me because I witness profound human suffering on a daily basis in my job as a special educator. What surprised me was seeing lives … Read more about Transforming lives
If we have walked with God for a long time then we have had powerful experiences where we have seen prayer work. We may have even witnessed divine healings or spiritual deliverances that have rocked our world. But (if we are perfectly honest with ourselves) we have also had times when prayer has … Read more about Holiness matters in prayer
Our family arrived home from Rwanda on August 19, and besides having to recover physically from the jet lag and fatigue that we were experiencing, I think we have all been stunned into silence and contemplation by everything that we witnessed and experienced on the trip. It was amazing! One … Read more about A Practical Faith
Thanks for your prayers friends! Natalie’s passport came in the mail today, August 6th! Before it came, as I was in prayer, this song by Nicole Nordeman came on my Pandora channel and blessed me. I hope it blesses you too. "Fool for you" There are times when faith and common sense do not … Read more about Faith Versus Experience…part 2
We are leaving for Rwanda as a family at 6:00 a.m. on August 8th. Today is August 6th and we still have not received Natalie’s passport. We had pictures taken and submitted paperwork a few months ago at the Yamhill County Clerk’s office. The state department rejected Nattie’s pictures because … Read more about Faith Versus Experience
Seventeen years ago, on my wedding day, my mother in law gave me a locket shaped like a heart and told me that she wanted to be a mother to me since my own parents were gone. I have not been able to take the emotional leap into a truly intimate relationship with her or with any of my other in … Read more about Coming out of hiding