Several times in the Old Testament, a peculiar request is made: "God, make your face to shine on us." It is usually connected with the ideas of God's grace and/or salvation. I've previously shared with you about how I believe that God's face 'shining on us' is akin to God smiling on His creation and … Continue reading Make Your Face to Shine On Us
We have lost our sense of the Imago Dei (the image of God) and of the sanctity of all life. In Washington there's a Congresswoman struggling to succeed because she just sacrificed a bill protecting sea otters in order to focus on a bill that protects fetuses from being grown for stem cell research. She's … Continue reading What does it mean to be made in the Imago Dei?
Yesterday was a hard day and many people reached out to me, asking "How are you?" They offered prayers and encouragement but I didn't really know how to answer... then the Lord spoke. He blended the memory of my son's birthday with the inspired Word from the thirty-ninth Psalm. David was low and felt … Continue reading Waiting with a Grin
How often do you feel despised, rejected, or alone? Like God is not there or not listening? I believe this is important because now I know that Jesus himself felt that way. Even though he wasn't alone, he felt it. He understands me when I feel that way, too!
There, I said it... I want to be famous! When I started writing this, several weeks ago, I wrote the title as "I want to be great!" But I knew that wasn't entirely honest. I don't just want to be great; I want to be famous, well-know, respected. This isn't a new ambition. I've dealt … Continue reading I Want to be Famous
It was incredibly detailed. Jake could smell, feel…sense the intricacies around him. Until he tried to remember what had happened. There were people around him that seemed familiar but were gone before he could recognize them. He felt steel and tasted bile. He was moving but he wasn't walking. He seemed to know where he … Continue reading The Soldier