Statue of Zeus, Selcuk, Turkey

Endless searching to fill empty spaces

“Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labor in vain.” Psalm 127:7 Endless searching to fill an emptiness in my heart that couldn’t be filled with earthly things. I attempted to fill my empty space, this longing in my heart for something more — with material things and a string of accomplishments and relationships. …

Kas, Turkey

The wicked has no victory over me

They have greatly oppressed me from my youth but they have not gained the victory over me.” Psalm 129:2 This verse speaks of bearing a life time of oppression yet through God the wicked had no victory. Many of us bear the scars of wickedness done to us in our youth.  Awful, hateful things that,…

Man outside Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Do I pick and choose whom I will love?

“And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Jesus, in love and compassion heals and restores.” Matthew 8:3 People with leprosy traditionally suffered banishment from family and neighbors but Jesus broke from the tradition and treated lepers with mercy, touching and healing them.…