How Can it Be? True Identity Revealed

How can it be that you see me and know me?  That thought is too wild for my mind to contain and too precious for my heart to hold.   Yet the truth remains.   You number the hairs on my head and you know my innermost thoughts.  You know my name.  There has never been aContinue reading “How Can it Be? True Identity Revealed”

The Hope of all Things New

This past December I had the opportunity to hike some beautiful trails in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.  The scenery was gorgeous and I relished the views that differ so greatly from my homeland of Northwest Ohio.  As my eyes rested on the rolling hills and waterfalls, my heart was filled with gratitude and IContinue reading “The Hope of all Things New”

Denial and Invitation: Peter’s Story and Ours

I’ve always liked Peter.  That guy was all in.  He stepped out of the boat to walk on water and he knew that Jesus was the Christ.  He also cut a guard’s ear off during Jesus’ arrest in the garden.  He was so confident that he was always right.  And he was so sure thatContinue reading “Denial and Invitation: Peter’s Story and Ours”

Fully, Finally, Completely

“It is finished.”  These three words declared the free gift of our salvation.  Yet, these three words are almost too wonderful to fathom; for they are the words that tell us the work has been completed- and there is nothing we can add.  Try as we might, that truth is immovable.     And so uncomfortable.   BecauseContinue reading “Fully, Finally, Completely”

A Call to Abide: The Quenching of a Rebellious Spirit

I’m not what most people would call a rebel.  I follow the rules, prefer order and schedules, and generally like to color inside the lines.  Yet somehow all of this changes when I sit in the driver’s seat of my car.  For whatever reason, I cannot bring myself to simply drive in accordance with thoseContinue reading “A Call to Abide: The Quenching of a Rebellious Spirit”