Listening ears and compassionate eyes are love in quiet motion. To love someone is to know their pain.
(continued from previous post:) The scene is surreal and I’m doing my best to keep my composure. The moment I hear that my daughter was taken by a stranger is when full blown panic seems a most appropriate response. Indeed it surges momentarily within me, then a calm assurance envelopes me, with a confidence that she is […]
On this day, the climax of our desert story is about to be composed. If only it could be fiction instead of fact…A crowd gathers around us in semi-circle. They stare. Gasps and cries of “¡Dios mío!” emanate from them…Helplessness and vulnerability were immediate and intimate companions.
Having a bull charge toward you will awaken the senses by seeing its massive size, hearing its rapid approach, tasting a dry mouth, realizing your feet are momentarily paralyzed, and worst of all, getting wind of its stench. My family and I, strolling placidly with our area directors through our small Mexican village on a quiet […]
I found myself drawn to the one think unique to believers in Christ: the resurrection. I also like the concept of this relationship being a gift and not something that you can buy or earn.
Have we succumbed to the erroneous thought of who Jesus is supposed to be for me and what wonderful things he is supposed to do for me that we forget his chief purpose and his greatest miracle? It’s almost as if we are disappointed in him.
After an evening filled with songs I never sang before, clapping along with people I never met before, and hearing about a Jesus I never quite considered before, I left church that night telling myself, “If this is right, this is what I want.”
Sometimes life gets so hurtful and complicated, it is possible to doubt Jesus, who He is, and the things He’s promised, especially when you’ve done so much or sacrificed so much for Him. Just ask John the Baptist. Here was a man who Jesus himself said was greater than Moses, King David, Abraham, or any […]
Religion vs. Jesus Religion binds, Jesus blesses Religion snares, Jesus sets free Religion hurts, Jesus helps Religion is weighty, Jesus is wonderful Religion is dead, Jesus is alive Religion is rules, Jesus is relationship Religion is dark, Jesus is light Religion is dull, Jesus is radiant Religion demands, Jesus delivers We don’t need more religion, […]
(This is a re-post from my early blogging days – Oct. 10, 2007) For the woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer– is Jesus all she needs? Or does she need someone’s shoulder to cry on, arms to embrace her and a voice to intercede on her behalf? For the husband who just lost his […]