Once Upon a Decade, part two

Once Upon a Decade, part two

(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 […]

Once Upon a Decade, part one

Once Upon a Decade, part one

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.

When Bull Happens

When Bull Happens

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 […]

Doubting Jesus?

Doubting Jesus?

  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 vs. Jesus

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, […]

Is Jesus All You REALLY Need?

Is Jesus All You REALLY Need?

(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 […]