Walk in Love

I write this devotion on Election Day, having stood in line at my polling place for almost an hour, and now proudly wearing my “My Vote-My Voice” sticker. Around the nation, American citizens are gathering to cast their vote in local, state and national elections. But regardless what is on your individual ballot, it is the presidential race which has clearly garnered more attention, … [Read more...]

Extreme Shepherding: Seeing and Believing like the Shepherds

Have you watched the "Extreme Shepherding" video that has become so popular in the past few days?  Take a look..... http://youtu.be/D2FX9rviEhw Every time I watch that video I'm amazed.  And, I can't help but think of the first "Extreme Shepherding" that occurred in the first-century.  It didn't involve LED lights, video cameras or any other technology, but I can imagine the sight … [Read more...]

Banishing the Darkness

"Banishing the Darkness: Where Do We Go From Here?" was recently published on Huffington Post - take a look. Twice this week I have watched with horror the Twitter feed, Facebook status updates and live online reporting of events that exposed the rampant evil in our world.  Shootings at Clackamas Town Center in Portland.  Massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. … [Read more...]

JOURNEYING to the Heart of God

STOP.  Right now.  Right where you are.  Don't change a thing.  Don't close a tab on your browser.  Don't close a book.  Don't delete a message you're writing. LOOK.  Look around you.  Look at what you're doing.  What you're writing.  What you're playing.  What you're saying. ASK.  Ask yourself, "What does God think of me, right now, right where I'm at, doing what I'm doing, … [Read more...]

GOING to Hell (to Preach)

"Mom, what is Saturday called?" I looked at my 11-year-old with a puzzled expression, unsure how to answer her question. "You know.  Thursday is Maundy Thursday.  Friday is Good Friday.  Sunday is Easter Sunday.  Even Monday is called Easter Monday.  So what is Saturday called?" I considered the question, and realized I didn't have a good answer.  Long after the conversation was … [Read more...]