Today I flunked an exam. It does not feel good. I am in Spanish language school, full-time. All "good" missionaries study language intensively in order to communicate with the people whom they seek to serve. And of course God gives all "good" missionaries a natural aptitude to master a second language. Or not. … Continue reading Called to Live in the Epitome of Weakness: Proving the Power of God
Our dog almost drowned. My husband and oldest son thought it would be CRAZY fun to paddle in our tandem kayak at full speed from the calm brackish river straight into the foaming mouth of the Pacific Ocean. Our little super-dog did not want to miss out. He ran into the river… Continue reading Fix Your Eyes
A reading of John 21 shows us that six of Jesus' disciples returned to their nets after three years of living life under his teaching. They returned to fishing after his crucifixion, after his resurrection and after his glorified appearance to them. After their initial obedience to Jesus' call to "follow me", they went back… Continue reading Because You Love Me
I have been slowly continuing my study of all the prayers of the Bible, having already completed and posted about the prayers of Genesis. Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible. I anticipate this will take me about… Continue reading The Prayers of Exodus and Leviticus
Today I completed a year-long personal devotional and expositional study of the earliest concept of prayer and all the prayers recorded in the book of Genesis. Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible. Prayer, understood most simply… Continue reading The Prayers of Genesis.