Great Expectations

Ten months waiting for our son’s birth certificate and no news yet! We recently received court papers, noting our presence for the next court hearing, so I jumped to the conclusion that the birth certificate must have arrived. To our disappointment, it was just a procedure. The social worker mentioned no further updates and no […]

The Original Identity Thief

The upcoming comedy, Identity Thief, will be premiering this Friday. The ads are so funny. The premise is simple. A woman steals a man’s name (his identity). He goes after her, but realizes the difficulty of getting his name back. It makes me think of how many people’s identities have been stolen by the original […]

Praying Truth Over Your Children

If you have little ones, you may find yourself trying to meet all their needs, which leaves limited personal time. Two months after the arrival of our 1-year-old son, I’m still adjusting to his schedule! I find that once he’s asleep, I’m spent – I’ve got nothing left; zero energy! So, I had to make […]

What’s in Your Cup?

There is a story about a university professor who came to a Zen master to ask him about Zen. Nan-in, the Zen master, served him tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is over-full. No more will go […]

Prayer: The Pursuit of God

“My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.” – Psalm 63:8 (Amplified Bible) What is Prayer? An encounter with God; entering into His presence. Pursuing God with all your heart, mind and soul. – Matthew 22:37 “Intentional, concentrated, regular effort to create space for God.” – […]

Stop Drinking Milk: Grow Up!

After this weekend’s conference, I was struck by the lack of God’s word in the preaching. I don’t consider myself a critical individual, but when it comes to the word of the Lord, I am passionate. The speakers were full of energy, had great content, but I longed for them to take me back to […]

Couple’s Devotional Time – Is it a Daily Struggle?

After having our devotional time, with a cup of coffee, this morning, I couldn’t help but feel great joy and gratitude for being married to a wonderful man of God. I’m going to be honest and tell you that I haven’t always felt this way. During the first couple years of our marriage, I longed […]