In John’s Shoes

“When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come or should we expect someone else?”  Matthew 11:2 What was John thinking?  What would I have been thinking if I had been in his shoes? Here’s a guy, Jesus’ cousin, who…

Judgement destroys

“Do not judge or you too will be judged”  Matthew 7:1 Judgement stems from insecurity, pride, jealousy, envy, strife, hostility, hopelessness, lack of trust.  Self is the operative word and the root of judgement. Self is the idol that wants to reign supreme.  To be satisfied, self must constantly be fed for it is continually…

Dry periods

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights he was hungry.”  Matthew 4:1-2 Dry periods in my life are deliberate.   But what does that mean? To me, it means not to sense God’s presence — to feel disconnected from Him,…

Today I find myself

Today I find myself walking the same path in Moab that I walked five years ago with my soon to be ex-husband — almost to the exact (if not exact) date in late April 2007. Then, even though I had already started divorce proceedings, I had secretly harbored hopes of reconciliation – but by the…