Helpless in the Face of Horror

There are times in life we find ourselves completely helpless. We see horror unfolding. We see injustice. We see pain and suffering. Yet, we are powerless to change the course of the events. It is humbling. HALLELUJAH!  God never despises a humble heart! When Judas kissed Jesus in Gethsemane, the power of sin rolled forwardContinue reading “Helpless in the Face of Horror”

Holy Week 2020 – A Legacy of Love

The Disciples thought they understood Passover. It was a tradition they knew well. During that final meal with Jesus, though, the fullness of their understanding expanded exponentially. What formerly celebrated a past event became an eternal expression of the sacrificial love of God. The Scriptures eloquently say, “Having loved his own who were in theContinue reading “Holy Week 2020 – A Legacy of Love”

Dove Note – Do you hear me?

Welcome Back!  If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this:  “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH:  DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another.  TheirContinue reading “Dove Note – Do you hear me?”

Lessons From A Large Love

Have you been entrusted with a ‘large love’ in your life?  A love that is equal parts gift, privilege, responsibility and vulnerability?  I believe those loves are to give us a glimpse of the love God has for each and every person.  Learning to steward such a love takes a lifetime!  It requires embracing theContinue reading “Lessons From A Large Love”

Condition of Love

Love is not in very good shape in our world, is it?  Hateful, despicable words are common.  This world has a filter of self-indulgence, self-defense and self-promotion.  Sadly, it is a filter used by religious folks as much as political leaders. In contrast, the filter of love is the character of God.  The silver liningContinue reading “Condition of Love”

Real Relationships are Messy

Love.  Family.  Friends.  There is nothing like the holiday season to expose the imperfections of relationships.  Our ideals are so high; our desires grand.  The television commercials and social media shares leave us thinking everyone else has more love and better relationships than we do.  Take heart!  Real relationships don’t always look beautiful…and sometimes theyContinue reading “Real Relationships are Messy”

Finding Real Love

Human love is fraught with problems that come from our human nature–selfishness, self-centeredness and a lack of faithfulness.  We say “I love you” and really mean “I love how you make me feel.”  The only way we can really love is to receive the love of God and let it pass through to others.  True agapeContinue reading “Finding Real Love”

Transforming Love for a Rebel

Truth is, he was a worthless pony. Truth is, love gave value to his life. An untrained stallion, the pulling pony bullied larger horses, kicked and bit unwary humans and rejected all authority. In the eyes of my pre-teen daughter, he was a dream filled withpossibility. His rebel heart drew out her desire to love—andContinue reading “Transforming Love for a Rebel”