We are the aroma of Christ to God. Those of us being saved pour forth a fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus everywhere we go. We cannot help ourselves because He lives within us–just as the fragrance of my lavender lives encased within its stems and buds.
We are building a house. We decided not to do the traditional wood, brick and mortar. We’re using steel. We have steel beams, steel studs, steel roof and steel siding. We are putting together a home that has already been through the fire and poured out to become stronger for it. Our foundation is made […]
God’s peace releases an inner confidence that cements faith in place. It’s power calms the calamity within an anxious heart just as certain as Jesus calmed the raging seas which terrified His disciples.
Four-year-old Conner cuddled in my arms as we watched Rango on television. We watched a little green gecko get repeatedly tossed into the air by traffic on the Mohave Desert highway. Conner said, “That green guy is gonna get squashed.” “That’s why we don’t go in the streets.” “No,” he replied, “I don’t go in […]
Some things are better left unsaid. Recently I overheard someone say, “I don’t mean to be critical, but…”. Then they proceeded to deliver an unbridled critique of another lady’s parenting decision. Sprinkled throughout the conversation were other phrases that foretold impending insult: “I’m not trying to tell you what to do, but…” “I don’t mean […]
Have you ever offended someone? Ever been offended? I’m guilty on both counts. Just before I came to Christ, I didn’t much care if I offended another person. If they interfered with my goals or ambitions, look out. I didn’t care how carefully I talked when I was treated unkindly. Turn-about was fair play as […]