Ears of the Heart

Picture a set of ears attached to your heart. Got that? Ok, now ponder deeply, do our ears actually do the hearing? Or does our mind hear what we select and then through our intellect, we translate the meaning? The wisest man known to have ever lived asked God for a discerning heart, a heart…

Unmasked

Carnival includes wearing masks and the grand fiesta begins today in Chapala. This  annual festival has an interesting genesis!  Soon the streets around all the villages in Mexico will swarm with visitors from around the globe! For 15 days the music will drown our treasured silence. This world-wide festival keeps artists busy making costumes, floats…

The Girl I Was

I was that shy girl who had low self-worth. I was the girl who envied those who had parents who took interest in their children.  I was the girl who believed she had no chance of being loved.  I was the girl who compared herself to the popular girls at school, to the magazine models,…

A Narrow Gate

We often convince ourselves to take a particular direction. With confidence we believe  that the path we are on is the right one. Many travel down a preferred road without a thought about eternity. The Truth warns us “Push yourself through the narrow gate. For wide and broad is the road that leads to destruction,…

Fences and Gates

A fence is a barricade to keep things out.  It shields and protects fields, livestock, and our homes.   A fence also keeps dogs, horses and children from running into harm.  A fence is a guard against prowlers, it is a hedge of protection.  “How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw…

1st 2nd 3rd JOHN

The living and active Word of God Almighty says that we are recognized by how we love and pray for our enemies. Let us not edge out God by allowing our EGO to hinder our duty to love one another unconditionally, just as He loves us all. “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and…

A Time to Sing

In October of 2018 a group of 23 people from across the globe  travelled to visit historic places in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was born, lived, died and was raised from the dead. This once-in-a-lifetime experience deepened the meaning of “Christ in me, His hope for glory.” These worship songs were taped live at the…

1st and 2nd PETER

Peter is the rugged fisherman who gives us hope. As he matured in faith, we marveled at his courage to walk out to Jesus on water, then shortly afterwards we heard him deny Jesus three times.  Peter is the same man who confessed boldly; “You are the Messiah, the Christ”. By God’s immeasurable grace, Peter…

Elation

Trails leading, His voice calling, the absolute of Love spell binding. A calmness stills me, His Presence engulfs… Consumed, submerged in the delight of drowning The world is hushed, alas I’m living! Elated, taken up into the eternal, beauty beyond words. Tranquilized as One in His gentle embrace, Oh the sweet allure of His eyes,…