Lessons Learned on the Journey

Overflow

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy…

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Vision Correction

“For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 …

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Living in God’s promises

“…he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature…” 2 Peter 1:4 …

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How am I doing?

I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line… Isaiah 28:17a NIV …

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Pure Joy

My heart longs for joy, contentment, and peace. Sometimes I think I can “achieve” these spiritual fruits on my own. Yet, my feelings fade. Trusting in myself is not the way. …

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Beloved

Yearning: an intense or overpowering longing, desire, or need; craving. …

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Running the Race

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive…

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The Incarnation

The Incarnation of Christ, of God becoming man in the form of Jesus, has taken on new meaning for me since my mother's death on Christmas Eve of 2015. I was reminded of the gift of Jesus, the Son…

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, I shopped in small local stores. Budapest changed as malls and "mega-stores" took over. These changes reflected the notion that "bigger is…

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Seeing Christmas Clearly

In elementary school, my teacher scraped the surface of a table onto a slide and placed the slide under the microscope. Creatures and debris invisible to my eye were exposed by the power of…

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