A Miracle of Healing: Belief not Required

I do not watch a lot of television.  My parents got rid of theirs when I was in the fourth grade, and it forever weaned me from passive entertainment.  I became a reader instead.  So it was with some desperation that I found myself watching, of all things, the 700 Club on CBN past midnight […]

The Five Lies a Spiritual Abuser Wants You to Believe

At thirteen years old, in eighth grade, I attended confirmation classes in my church and sang in choir, rang bells in hand bell choir, and participated in youth group.  Ardent for the Lord, I led my youth group in a twenty four hour prayer vigil.  But I was also vulnerable and awkward.  Too tall too […]

You are the Pearl of Great Price

A second marriage brings with it a number of regrets. If onlys tend to crop up. If only, we think, we knew then what we know now.  If only we weren’t dragging along an ex-husband or ex-wife and the damages from that marriage into the new one.  I was thinking along those dispirited lines one […]

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 […]

Jumping in the River; Prayer and Your Imagination

I still remember the river we saw while on vacation in Yosemite my junior year of high school.  The river’s perfectly clear waters shot past in a narrow channel, about hip deep, and icy cold while my parents, my brother, and I sat on the edge with our feet in.  My mother, brother, and I […]