Living with Eyes Wide Open I’ve been in ministry actively for over 20 years now. Married for even longer than that, with three beautiful children I have had the privilege of raising, teaching, growing. Yes, there have been many lessons along the way that have etched themselves across my soul. Like highways and byways, […]
How We’re Learning By Muriel Gregory Making a good impression in a hostile world. 18 June 2002 is my American birthday. I remember the three hour drive with my 5-year-old and 1-month-old boys. I remember the immigration office in Charlotte, NC. I cannot say that I remember much of the ceremony itself, as I […]
Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord, when With the abundance of things we possess We have lost our thirst For the waters of […]
Mud and Vision “Perspective.” Confession time…that word used to seriously get on my nerves. “You just need to get the right perspective,” they would say. My skin would crawl and I am pretty sure my eyes would be tempted to roll back into my head. Yeah. I wouldn’t have any problem with choosing the […]
How We’re Learning By Claudia Duff Free to be… Brave. BRAVE, is my *one word* for this year. At first glance it looks quite glamorous, but dig a bit deeper and you know there is some hard stuff under there. I am discovering that becoming brave is not the same as being brave. There […]
O Great Creator, I ask You to re-create me. Make me courageous where You find fear, Patient instead of controlling, Totally sold out instead of cautious, selfish. Make me willing to sacrifice, to pour out– with no hope of recovery, no guarantee of any silver lining, only willing to do whatever You ask, willing to […]
The True Score Let’s face it, “truth” is relative. At least it is in much of our society. Everyone has an opinion. And in the name of “freedom,” many have claimed the right to their own version of “truth.” What feels true, or seems true, or even sounds true, claims this sacred ground…so much […]
Praying with excerpts from Psalm 118 today: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the Air Force say, “His love endures forever.” Let the Army say, “His love endures forever.” Let the Navy say, “His love endures forever.” Let the Marines say, “His love endures forever.” Let the […]
How We’re Learning by Ginger Harrington Free from the past Four years ago a few women met to talk about big dreams, casting a vision for the future. With our eyes on God, we prayed and planned, reaching toward a calling far too big for anything we could accomplish on our own. As we […]
Lord we need You–even to love You! The Great I Am is truly our all in all. And we ask for Your continued mercy on our days. When we scream at our kids, again, Lord have mercy. When we hurt and get hurt by our spouses, the ones we love the most, Lord have mercy. […]
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