Friday, October 30

Risen & Living!

Luke 24:1-5 (NIV)
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”

God bless you my friends. I hope you enjoy a beautiful autumn weekend!

Embraced in the lavish splendor of autumn I am convinced beyond all doubt of the existence of a magnificent and infinite Creator.

Saturday, October 17


This morning my sister, a friend from church and I went to pray for an hour in front of a local abortion clinic as part of a peaceful prayer vigil. This was my first time praying in front of a clinic so I was somewhat relieved that it was going to be closed during the hour we were there. I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle seeing someone go inside to end the life of their child. As it turned out the clinic was open and busy. During the hour we were there at least four women entered the clinic. Only one agreed to take an information brochure about a local crisis pregnancy center from a sidewalk counselor, but she still went inside the clinic and did not come back out while we were there.

All I could think about when I saw these women was my beautiful baby girl. I felt like I was going to be sick when I thought about all the sweet little girls and boys that wouldn't have a chance to be born because of what was going on inside that building. As I tried to focus on my prayers I was overwhelmed with grief and wept. Today the fight for life became more real to me than ever.

As my daughter snuggled in my lap this afternoon, my soul was comforted as I reflected on Psalm 34:18 (NIV): The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Grace and peace to you my friends.

Sunday, October 4

The Body is One

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12

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