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Treasures of Darkness.

I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel Who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3 No one puts on their Christmas list: Give me darkness. I really, really desire more darkness. But, for me, spiritual maturity […]

But Mary…

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 How do we find solitude in the midst of what easily becomes a hectic Christmas season? Hush frenzied thoughts? Incline hearts and minds to the voice of God?  And fight with William Wallace-worthy fervor for silent and holy moments? Consider […]

A Kiss is Still Sacred.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 (NIV) So here’s what I want you to do…Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking […]

What’s So Funny?

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, […]

Joyful Contribution.

Bury your sorrows in active service — contributing to other people’s joy.  From Streams in the Desert. Love does not envy…it rejoices with the truth. I Corinthians 13:4b, 6 (NIV) To be honest, when I’m struggling on any level, ’service to others’ isn’t a mantra that rises to the top and dominates my thoughts. When […]