New Life

New Life

The vines stretch high and spread out across the brick siding of my neighbors house. The birds create masterworks with their tweeting sounds. As the sun begins to descend from the sky and the world goes dark again, I reflect on the beauty that is spring…

All of Creation

All of Creation

By God’s grace, yesterday my prayers were answered with a big “yes!” As I began walking down the shoreline, the ocean did not feel as numbingly cold as the day before. Suddenly, three pods of dolphins appeared jumping, playing, and feeding. It was a spectacular view of God’s creation and got me thinking…

Discernment on the Line

Discernment on the Line

Yesterday I witnessed a fisherman on the beach. He wrestled a strong animal and the rough current for a good five minutes. As he continued to struggle, the crowd began to swell. The line finally came to where the waves met the white sand and out of the salty water appeared a baby white tail shark…

Give Up Your Grave

Give Up Your Grave

As I reflect on the weight of today, Good Friday, my mind has continually gone back to the burial of Jesus. I had the privilege of having ample study time this morning and began to seek out the Scriptures (and www.biblehub.com) in a search for details on the burial of Christ…

Extraordinary Grace

Extraordinary Grace

Sometimes this can be a struggle when trying to connect with others who found Jesus later on in their lives. I so desire to relate to them. They might be learning Biblical principles and teachings that I learned as a child. They may just be discovering what it means to follow Christ daily, have a quiet time, and worship Him through song. However, I can learn so much from them! One lesson that I love is their beautiful understanding of God’s extraordinary grace…