Homeward

Friday   3:00 p.m.   Depart  (stop for food on the way) 7:00 p.m.   Check In 8:00 p.m.   Dinner (2nd dinner kind of…Lord of the Rings style) 8:45 p.m. Ice Breaker 9:00 p.m. Worship/Campfire/Smores Latenight Session 1        Saturday   9:00 a.m. Coffee 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Waffles/French Toast  10:15  a.m. Ashley Katelyn and…

Teach us to number our days, Part 2

Day 5 Thursday, affirms the beauty in humanity. When we see others love, give, share their home and or resources it’s worth mentioning. The last supper is in a room donated. God will offer his Son. Jesus will give His body. A woman has given a years wage to “waste” it on Jesus just 2…

Teach us to number our days, Part 1

Daily prompts to brighten and lift your faith.  Follow me from Sunday to Sunday on Instagram for each day’s photo and caption.  Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 Sunday, palm branches layer the ground before Him, a welcome worthy of a war hero, to honor, to praise,…

full of life

It is the length of a large table.  A place of gathering for prayer and for praise, for petition and exaltation.  Full.  Satisfied. Abundant life.        

Take me somewhere warm, please

Who isn’t dreaming of a big jet plane to take them somewhere warm about now?  Winter won’t quit.  And I’m over wearing warm layers upon layers.  In the northwest right now it feels like  “never spring” 2017.  I find myself entering online free sweepstakes for a vacation somewhere, anywhere just let it be warm. When my babies where younger…

the other attempt

An expansive, huge task lies ahead with espresso I shall prayerfully attempt it.  First you must know the Holy Spirit is God-glorifying.  We see a portion throughout the old testament of the Ghost of God, the glory of God.  Yet He appears as an impossible algorithm to fully decode without a model, without an understanding.  The only way to see clearly…

third attempt

Confession: I think this is one of the most difficult challenges to teach. It is more easily shown.  Understood by a model.  Paul said, watch me and do as I do (1 Cor 11:1 Do as I do, for I am doing as Christ did.).  Show them. Show them. There was no need for a…

24 days of love; guest post Jamie Ronning 

“We must suppose ourselves to be in perfect love with God- drunk with, drowned in, dissolved by, that delight which, far from remaining pent up within ourselves as incommunicable, hence hardly tolerable, bliss, flow out from us incessantly again in effortless and perfect expression, our joy no more separable from the praise in which it…

Food as Love: guest post by Whitney Hightower

  “Eat to live, don’t live to eat. Eat clean. Guilt-Free Eating. Earn your food at the gym. Nothing tastes better than skinny feels.” Messages of morality are weaved into our conversations about food and wellness every day and often out of the mouths of well-intentioned people. This creates an interesting and often harmful paradox:…

An honest conversation

I don’t mind talking about the weather if it’s the diving board to an honest conversation.   Text me your “good mornings” but please don’t just stand in the doorway, come in and enjoy an espresso or cup of tea and tell me all the ways you’d solve the struggle of unity in our nation, or the lack of thirst for education.  Tell me when did your heart-break? I want to know do you even drink coffee or tea, wine or beer?  Tell me about caring for your health and eating well.  Tell me what was your last impulse purchase? What would…