Religion or Relationship

For the first 16 years of my life I thought securing my eternal destiny in heaven and being approved by God was all about following the “rules” and being a good person. My mom reinforced that understanding by taking my brothers and me to church every Sunday and on special religious holidays. I heard all…

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Feed Your Faith

World events are ramping up to apocalyptic proportions. Headlines are screaming of natural disasters, horrific conflict, barbaric loss of life, deadly disease, and the threat of attack. Some even say it is the beginning of the end, referring to Biblical end times. Christians are no longer being persecuted under hidden veils but for the entire…

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Aaron & Allison wedding

Legacy of Faith

I had the joy of attending a life long friend’s daughter’s wedding a few weeks ago. Her mom is like the sister I never had and her daughter calls me Aunt Jenny. I was thrilled to celebrate this memorable day with the bride & groom, family, and all others who were in attendance. As the…

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Clouds

There Is Hope!

I usually am not one to write about celebrities’ lives, but this recent suicidal death of Robin Williams speaks right to the core of depression and true identity. His death brought shock waves to the world that loved this brilliantly funny man who brought so much joy into the lives of many for generations. His…

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Through the Lens

I fell in love with photography when I was nine years old when my dad gave me my first camera – a Brownie Starflash with pop in blue flash bulbs. It was the beginning of what would become a life-long love of seeing life through a camera lens. Squinting one eye and focusing with the…

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Airplane wing-sunset

Blink

As I saw and heard the tragic news of the Malaysian airliner that was senselessly shot down a few days ago, I was deeply saddened for the loss of so many loved ones and their families. It was also a stark reminder of how unexpectedly our time on earth can come to an end. This…

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Homes at sunset

Less Is More

Last week I wrote about the wonderful, last minute surprise of being able to go to Kenya! Now that I am back home and have had time to reflect on the experience, I recognize every time I go to Kenya I see joy in the midst of extreme poverty, compassion and love out of very…

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Camp Chemi Tent view

Surprise!

Life with God is a grand adventure and full of surprises! I’m writing this sitting on the deck of a tent at Divine Providence Training Center (DPTC – a pastor’s training center and ministry partner with True Identity Ministries) outside Nairobi, Kenya. I had no idea just one week ago today that I would be…

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Voice Recognition

Last week in my “Call Home” blog post I wrote about talking with God. This week I promised to share about the other part of our two-way communication with Him – Listening to God and hearing His voice. One very significant part of abiding in Christ and walking in freedom in our true identity in…

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Red Phone booth

Call Home

When visiting my daughter in London, I loved seeing these iconic, red telephone boxes as they are called in Britain, peppered throughout the city. They, along with the red buses, stood out against the often grey dreary landscape. With the dawn of cell phones, I doubt that anyone can or will call from one now,…

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