Through God’s Eyes

Sometimes, we prance like pigs through the slop in our lives and proudly proclaim, “I’m the worst—there’s no WAY God could love a sinner like me, after all, look what I’ve done!” Wallowing in our sins, examining each failure over and over again until we’ve worn the memories thin, gives… Read more“Through God’s Eyes”

No Room in the Nave

No Room in the Nave I stood on the busy street corner, staring at the imposing edifice rising from the concrete jungle in the shadows of nightfall. Churches in inner cities sure looked different from the ones back home in Montana. Glancing nervously about, I checked the directions jotted on… Read more“No Room in the Nave”

Junk for Jesus

I first heard about junk for Jesus from a former co-worker who had spent two years working in Haiti after that country experienced a devastating earthquake in 2010. My friend described part of her duties at the hospital where she volunteered—spending countless hours sorting through things in the donation room—a… Read more“Junk for Jesus”

Broken, Tattered, Beautiful

I wandered the halls of the huge hospital, looking for a chapel. For the past ten hours Pedro had been convulsing and incoherent. After the first episode (less than 24 hours after his arrival at UCSF via air ambulance), the doctors had moved him to a critical care unit. I… Read more“Broken, Tattered, Beautiful”

Happy-Face State of Grace

Today I’m linking up with Holley Gerth with some Coffee for Your Heart.  It’s a strong cup of coffee this morning, friend.  But I want to encourage you and let you know that God’s grace covers in ways you may not realize until much later. “How’s your husband doing?” a… Read more“Happy-Face State of Grace”