The Road to Jerusalem is in Your 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 […]

Three Questions That Lead to Self Forgiveness

After a decade of no contact, my sixteen year old daughter lived with her father for about six months.  While I didn’t sleep a full night during that time, she seemed happy for the first three.  After that, things began to go south rather quickly, and soon, she came home, to both of our relief.  One […]

Delight: the Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Delight did not come easily to me as a child. I had a somewhat lonely childhood. I even suffered from a lengthy stint of childhood depression. 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 […]

Baby Heart Revival: A Transforming Miracle

Heart filled with sunshine

The third grade daughter of a friend of mine had a hurting heart.  Childhood depression isn’t always obvious, but this little girl was very introverted, always looked ragged, and was unaffectionate and disconnected from her mother.  In fact, she would hiss at her if she tried to hug her.  Childhood depression is hard to treat […]