Me, a Squanto?

Many of us will read the story or remember the story of Squanto and the Pilgrims today. In the quiet moment perhaps the still small voice, will whisper our significance in the now as well. But can we believe it? Us? Called to be a Squanto “at such a time as this”? A neighbor, a family member – someone could see the faithfulness of God through us today. The expression.. Read More

Wake Up! Wake Up!

At dinner last night we were talking about the trumpets blasting of Rosh Hashanah. All the kids wanted to hear it with their own ears so bad. As I explained that we wouldn’t be hearing it with our ears this night but that if we listened carefully we may hear it with our heart, my eight year old excitedly said,… ” I hear it!  It’s saying ‘Wake Up! Wake Up!’ “ That.. Read More

The Feast of Trumpets? Rosh Hashanah? What’s That?!

I definitely had a LOT of questions the first time I heard of this Biblical holy day. One of the main ones being, “How could I have been a Christian for so long and never heard anything about this?!” Wow, that’s a post all in itself. Here’s where it comes from in the Bible, Leviticus 23. It’s this chapter in the Bible that most of us Christians have never learned.. Read More

Momma is a Martyr, here in America

Lately, I am doing a lot of singing a long with Rich Mullins… Whose song, Here in America, repeats the line, “And the holy king of Israel loves me here in America”. Jesus loves his disciples here in America. Mommas are on my heart lately. Mommas are martyrs, because martyr means witness. They die to self everyday and share in the hardships of Christ in order to witness the life.. Read More

Something We Can Do

Here’s a small thing we can do today, to speak on behalf of a persecuted family & momma. It’s a petition with hopes to be signed by one million and delivered to the Pakistani embassy on behalf of Asia Bibi, a wife and momma accused of blasphemy and sentenced to death. Then there’s this, we can do too: Isaiah 66:1 “God’s message: ‘ Heaven is my throne, earth.. Read More

A Quote

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. – Saint Francis de Sales

Praise and Peace

  May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah That your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah Let.. Read More

Let’s travel from Passover to Pentecost

Today marks the second day of the Counting of the Omer. A Biblical tradition (Lev. 23:15) that leads the journeyer from Passover to Pentecost. Forty-nine days of anticipation. Here’s a neat quote from Keren Hannah Pryor’s book, “Taste of Torah”:  pg. 146 & 147 “This period of ‘counting the Omer’ links the celebration of God’s redemption of His people to the commemoration of His revelation to us of His Presence.. Read More

Passover Remembered

This Monday evening is the Eve of Passover. All over the world, observant Jews will be removing yeast from their homes in accordance with the scriptures. We, too, are commanded, by Paul, to keep the Festival of Passover and to remove the yeast of malice and wickedness. (1 Cor 5.6-8) As we remove yeast from our kitchens, lives, and hearts— let us remember. As we gather with families and friends—.. Read More

Mohammed Hegazy

Mohammed Hegazy is a courageous man.  Seeking to have his national ID documents legally changed to reflect the fact that he has become a Christian, this former Muslim has recently been denied this chance by an Egyptian court.  In effect, he has been told that he cannot convert, regardless of his personal beliefs.    Please pray for Mohammed, his wife, and  their daughter. Then, please, share his story with others. more…