The Road to Jerusalem is in Your Heart

Heart

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.  Psalm 84:5 The heart is often under attack in the church.  It seems that one verse in Jeremiah stands for the whole of scripture’s stand on the heart.  “Your heart is deceptive and desperately wicked,” preachers tell me, but […]

In Defense of the Gift of Emotion

All my life I have been accused of being dramatic, yet I find it immensely difficult to communicate my emotion.  When in the classroom or with a group of friends, I am on.  My personality is big in those situations, and yet few people are privy to any of the emotions I feel.  The accusation […]

Delight: the Ministry of the Holy Spirit

I had a somewhat lonely childhood.  So when a lovely older lady named Winnie, from the house with the luscious orange and lemon trees a block away, invited me to milk and cookies in her backyard, I immediately agreed.   “You are such a good girl!’ she would say to me, and such was the pleasure […]