• October 2020

    Alone in the Fog

    I had a vision. Well, more like a waking dream. I’m not prone to this type of fancy, actually. (If you know me personally, don’t smirk.) This happened many years ago, but I never forgot it and it has resurfaced in my memory at different times, usually with poignant relevance. Maybe it has come up again now because of the strange world events we find ourselves in at this time on God’s Kingdom calendar. In my dream, I am walking along a footpath. There are deep woods on the right of me and a towering bank of fog on the left. I am a little concerned because I cannot seem…

  • October 2020

    Obsession

    I’ve been digging into the Word for the last four weeks along with some of the ladies in my church family as we’ve been participating in a Bible study together and meeting online to discuss the homework. The time has been blessed, the fellowship has been rich, and I am profoundly grateful for the depth of relationship we share in Christ. Particularly, I have been intrigued by the hunger for intimacy with Him that we are all experiencing. Hunger for His presence and thirst for His life are longings He alone can produce in us, and I appreciate His kindness in drawing us to Himself. His desire is toward His…

  • October 2020

    Rain

    Sitting here in my living room, watching the rain come down in sheets, I’m grateful for this unhurried moment of contemplation. I’ve always enjoyed the rain with its dim light and soothing sound. I like being curled up with a good book and a cup of tea and relishing the coziness of it all. Even a strong thunderstorm with flashes of lightning is somehow reassuring to me. I guess because it reminds me that God is God, and I am not. He is big and powerful, and He’s my Father in heaven who loves me. I never get over this great mystery: God Almighty, Creator of world and worlds, is…

  • October 2020

    Open Heart – part two

    Last week I shared with you about the hospitality that is in the heart of God, about having an open heart to embrace opportunities to bless others. Today I want to flip us around to the other side of that equation and talk about God’s desire to enter into our hearts and have His way there. “Behold I stand at the door and knock,” He says. “If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20) Imagine having Jesus as a guest in your home. What might that be like? Would you be so…