Dive In!

  While on retreat a while back, our rooms had a beautiful view overlooking the bay. As we watched the activity among the geese swimming and frolicking in the water, my friend shared with me her wise observation about the geese. Noticing  the many geese diving down into the water despite the ample food along…

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Seasons of Suffering

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15: 1-2 Earlier this week I did some work in my flower garden. I had a…

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Good Gifts

A few weeks ago we hosted our Supper/Bible Study small group at our home. We prepared a large pot of chili, rice, salad, crusty bread and butter and apple pie for desert. It took a while to decide on a menu – something we could cook ahead of time and…

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Future Perfect

The words streamed out of my car radio and embedded themselves deep in my soul as David Crowder shared about his new album, American Prodigal. “God doesn’t love our future self more than He loves us right now.”  My present self often dwells on my mistakes, things I’ve said or…

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