If you had stayed, you would be turning 6 in September. But Jesus chose to write your entrance to heaven before I could even feel your presence in my womb. I decided to call you “Hope” because that was how I felt when, about ten years after David Rey Sebastian was brought home, I finally … More A Letter to Erza Hope
and it was the seventh time that he said, “Look! A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” Then he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Harness your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’” 1 Kings 18:44 TLV https://bible.com/bible/314/1ki.18.44.TLV Perspective is a tricky thing. This verse in … More Perspective
No, that’s not related to Medjool dates – but I like those dates, too 😊 For several weeks now, Irl and I have been going on what we’ve come to call our Midweek Dates. Because of Irl’s work schedule, the Midweek service of our church New Life The Fort has become our new “home” service. … More Midweek Date Seeds
Several times in the past weeks, the story of Jehoshaphat’s battle in 2 Chronicles 20 has cropped up in my life. And as a music minister and worship-leading team member, my attention was captured by verse 21: After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of … More Jehoshaphat’s Choir
step up 1. To increase, especially in stages: step up production. 2. To come forward: step up and be counted. 3. To improve one’s performance or take on more responsibility, especially at a crucial time. step out to walk with a long(er) and (more) energetic stride. step in 1. To enter into an activity or … More Step Up, Step Out, Step In
Hello, 2017. I had wanted to post a different entry yesterday, Jan 1 for me (Jan 2 now in the Philippines), but obviously I wasn’t able to. This was the picture that got “accidentally” uploaded when I tried to post again today. But there are never any accidents with God. I couldn’t read what was … More 2017
Why write? I tend to just want to rant when I write, and “love keeps no record of wrongs.” So for years I avoided writing, my heart’s greatest expression. The equal of singing. But You told me to write. A book, You said. You’re kidding, I said. For eight years. I knew You wanted me … More Why Write?