A Deeper Solace

Faith is a daily consolation, but it takeson an active, deeper solace when we awaken to know the lion share of what and to whom we anchor in a storm is developed through heartfelt gratitude. In the embracing of thankfulness upon the mountain and in the valley, an incandescent joy and strength burns a consuming…

Strange Hankering

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbaths, Feasts, and More “That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless” (Ephesians 5:2). Recently I bought a new cloth for my dining table. The size I…

Friendship

From casual to intimate, levels of friendships vary throughout life. And no matter the level, friends have the power to influence our lives for good or evil. I have been very blessed by God to have the sweetest friends through life that have enriched my journey, shared by joys and wiped my tears. They have endured…

Knowing God’s Goodness

A very dear friend of mine lost her 12-year-old son in a fire a few years ago. It was heartwrenching, and we all mourned and grieved with the family. About three months after her son’s death, we were in Rome, Italy, for a prayer initiative with a group of people. One morning, we circled up…

Stepping into the 20s

We are in the mountains of Cyprus. It is so cold, but the fresh mountain air, the scent of pine, and the wood burning in the fireplaces are invigorating. This clean air almost makes me dizzy. It is great to be here in the community where we lived for three years. The relationships are dear and…

Crisis?

  “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is To have a thankless child!” –William Shakespeare