In Our Trouble

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 Trouble.  Jesus promises us trouble.  He didn't say you might have trouble or there is a possibility of having trouble.  He tells us we will have trouble. His words are recorded at the end of chapter 16 in [...]

Grace Like Rain

I slip my glasses on so I can see my way into the kitchen.  With pen and journal in hand, I click the brew switch on the coffee maker and take a seat at the table to wait for my first cup of morning brew. As I flip open my journal, I notice the sound [...]

Unplug to Plug in

I made an effort to get up earlier than usual this morning.  It was quiet, still, peaceful. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.  (Mark 1:35) Just give me an hour with you, Lord.  That was [...]