When there is no more room in your closet to hang your clothes, it only means one thing – the clothes need to go!  Valerie and I took the time last weekend to get rid of old clothes that we no longer use. We realized (especially Valerie, who has farContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series It all happened so fast.  One moment I’m cleaning the garage; the next moment, I’m holding a precious, little one-year-old girl. With close to zero experience with children that age, I attempted to rock her back and forth to go to sleep, but no avail.Continue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series When you were a child, perhaps you read the classic Winnie the Pooh books. You might recall a few of the animals with their quirky personalities – there’s Tigger, the tiger who is exuberant and bounces on his tail. There’s Rabbit, the stubborn one whenContinue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit Series It can be difficult to appreciate nuances of difference when it comes to the little things that rub against us in everyday life; especially in light of those seemingly small details of how you might normally do something and that person next to you doesContinue Reading

I want more of the presence of God in my life. I desire to understand the heart of the Father, to walk as Jesus did, and to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in cultivating the fruits and the gifts of the Spirit. It’s not easy, but anything worth pursuingContinue Reading

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16 Opportunity – ‘a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.’ How do I make the most of every opportunity? For one, youContinue Reading

For over the last year, we’ve had a pastoral prayer meeting at our house on the 1st Thursday evening of the month (you are invited if you’re in the area since it is tomorrow!) We prepare by praying for the Spirit of God to dwell in this place and forContinue Reading

A few months ago, I was in prayer for the prayer meeting (Yes, we should even be praying for this!) and the Lord gave me a vision. What I saw was a man standing in the middle of the desert. As far as the eye could see, there was nothingContinue Reading

Imagine yourself stranded in the middle of the Arabian Desert. As far as your eyes can see, there are heaps of sand in every direction. The hot air stings your face as you try to stay covered from the intense heat. You are not sure where to go and, evenContinue Reading