Faith comes by…

We have faith that the sun will rise, that the light will go on when we flip the switch, and that the ocean will roar. Where did our weak or strong faith come from? Faith comes by hearing – by the hearing of what? The nightly world news? NO, NO, NO – faith comes by…

A Shoresh Tour of Israel

“It is well within my soul” This well known hymn was penned by a gifted Aussie named Horatio Spafford.  Our Shoresh Tour guide David masterfully sprinkled us with tidbits of information as we drove to our hotel from the Ben Gurion Airport.  “Horatio is also credited for all the Eucalyptus trees you see in Israel…

Glory to Glory

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corin 3:18 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14  “Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he…

Fun Family Reunions

I’m so excited about aging with grace and turning 67! In heaven, Lord knows I like to rock in the waves so I expect there will be stunning oceans above. My 2018 birthday was divine as I enjoyed touring the cool Pacific waters with my best friend, my travel buddy, my prayer partner, my adoring…

A Royal Invitation

Once upon a time in a foreign land there lived a child born of royal blood.  Immediately upon the birth of this child, she was swept far away from her position close to the throne. Stories were told about the majesty and beauty of those born of royalty, but when the small child gazed into…

Wisely Question

Can I find relevance in words that were written over 3,500 years ago.  Do I belong in this chaotic world, or would I fit better in another place?  Is it possible to frame an understanding of all creation with mere words? Who was it that asked over 3,300 questions in the oldest, most controversial book…

1900 Optimisim

The good old days of the 1900’s are remembered as a time of optimism.  The White House only had one guard at night who retired early.  Trains took people on vacation away from the snow.  California, Florida and Arizona were destinations for sunshine while electric fans kept them cool.  X Ray machines, auto’s replaced horses,…