When we’re in the midst of the trial and the road gets bumpy, it can be so easy to lose our focus on Jesus and get caught up in the thing we’re afraid of. Like the apostles in the boat, we can actually not recognize … Continue readingTaking Courage from Jesus in the Storm
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, … Continue readingThe Holy Spirit will Come Upon You
“A leper now came up and bowed low in front of him. ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And his leprosy was cured at once.” – Matthew … Continue readingOf Course I Want To!
3-8-20 This week the Holy Spirit seems to be showing me the two ways one can seek security and how they turn out. One is to be cautious, to try and work things out to ensure I’ve covered my bases. To plan ahead and set … Continue readingPracticing Making God my Security
One of my favorite themes is the relationship between Jesus and Mary. Probably because most of my life, I didn’t understand it very clearly. When reading Bible passages about them, I always saw them from such a distance, like robotic characters on a lifeless page. … Continue readingJesus and Mary’s Fun
3-5-20 I have a lot of anxiety about driving our cars any more than absolutely necessary because they have a lot of miles on them and they have an uncanny ability to break down all the time even when there isn’t a good reason. I … Continue readingUsing God’s Provisions and Trusting for the Future
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about martyrs. All my life, the idea of martyrdom, though it seemed far from my own reality, has been one of my more plaguing fears. As I’ve pondered the idea of giving one’s whole life to love, it struck … Continue readingI Am Not Afraid. I was Born to Do This.
2-15-20 Especially since we’ve been in ministry, Silvio and I have experienced a LOT of spiritual attack. I’ve learned a bit about how to pray against it: saying Jesus’ name out loud, renouncing the enemy in Jesus’ name, renouncing evil in His name, praising out … Continue readingLetting God Defend Me
1-25-20 Today’s psalm: “The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom should I be afraid?” The verse on the cover of my new journal, Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God … Continue readingDon’t Be Afraid
1-25-20 “Someone called Ananias, a devout follower of the Law and highly thought of by all the Jews living there, came to see me; he stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ Instantly my sight came back and I was able to … Continue readingWhen God Gives a Task, He Gives Spectacular Material with Which to Answer