The beauty of a micro-retreat

I perched on the hewn-log bench, looking up into the cathedral of leaves as the sun’s rays filtered through the branches above to create a high and holy ambience. The twitter of birds in the trees and the occasional scampering …

Who’s in control anyway?

Have you ever been jokingly, or not so jokingly labeled a “control freak” by family, friends, or even secretly by your own self? I have, by all the above! Maybe it is my compulsion to always be the driver when …

The discipline of rest…

I got my efficiency from my mother. Laura: a former nurse, mother of nine, force to be reckoned with. When I was very young, I thought she was a superhero; when I entered adulthood, I was proven right. This woman …

Hill of Beans…

My favorite movie is Casa Blanca. There is a scene where Humphrey Bogart is talking to Ingrid Bergman, and he refers to their love affair in the midst of WWII as meaning as much to the world as a hill …

Where is our hope?

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen …

The year of faithless defeat

2015 was literally, one of the hardest years of my life. In the early spring of that year, I was physically attacked by an unknown sickness. I was emotionally drained and spiritually on a desperate searching quest. In search for something …