Prayer is a privilege. It allows us to participate in God’s work. He’s working even if we don’t pray. But He loves to hear His children pray. Of course he knows what’s on our hearts and minds, but our Father delights to hear it from us. He wants us to draw near to Him. Prayer […]

“Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez This was the quote I chose for my Facebook page shortly after graduation and entering the workforce. I was learning how to drive, down Lassen and Woodman, daily trips through the Valley grid. It was a new and different time for me then, as is now. […]

today has been a mellow and meaningful day. the day started off at 9:30, when my alarm woke me, but if it had been yesterday, it would really have been 10:30.  chi was still asleep, so i stayed in bed for a while before i decided to get up.  ate a bagel with cream cheese […]

I sat in the car a long time. There was a bee on my windshield. I assumed it was dying. Bees are known for their diligence, but this bee wasn’t abuzz with activity; except for some imperceptible motions of its antennae? Probiscus? I don’t know the word. It hardly moved. I started driving. It clung […]

The Bible point was, “God is everywhere… so we look for Him around us.” I told my Sunday school kids about my God sighting earlier that week: I was purchasing books online when I considered adding Knowing God by JI Packer to the cart — then decided against it because I should really finish the […]

The best news to the Christian begins with, “But God…” In Acts 26, Paul tells the arc of his story beginning as a Pharisee of the Pharisee (meaning he was well-versed in the law) but GOD interrupted his murderous persecution of Christians when He appeared to Paul in blinding light. Paul’s life changed 180 degrees […]

A previous BSF group leader shared how prayer is essentially a posture of dependence. Just as the Israelites were dependent on God to provide their daily manna, she asks for Joy every morning. I may think God’s watching and shaking His head, “You’re coming to me for this… again??” but nothing could be further from […]

Last week, I was so encouraged by a friend who shared her God sightings as she takes care of a two-year-old and a newborn. Idea of laying down the “I-will-try-hard-and-make-this-work” mentality and trusting that God who provided in the past will provide in the future. Idea of not one, but two, cribs being an expression […]

Our actions flow from our thoughts and it matters greatly the stories we tell ourselves. It’s like when Joshua and the Israelites crossed the Jordan River and they took stones from the middle of the River, standing stones, so that everyone who saw would be reminded of God’s mighty and providential hand. We can be […]

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As I was driving home late last night, my thoughts were with the wedding I had just attended, and I thought of something the bride had said earlier that morning, “(Of her groom) You gave me a reason to stop running away, and something to run to.” Sometimes we look to…