Paradigm Shift

After reading Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds, our class was inspired to think more creatively on how we present data and information. We all agreed that a healthy balance of facts and creativity needed to exist. If you are too flashy without emphasizing facts, would you be taken seriously? If you were all about facts,…

Sing over us Lord

Look past your moment.  Take your focus away from your immediate surroundings. I had a hyper sensitive day in which a paradigm shift occurred in the reality that existed around me.  I couldn’t speak.  I could only observe. At the hospital, a commercial came on from the PBS station that highlighted famous leaders, actors, and…

Joy, Joy, Joy, tears of Joy

 Yesterday, my ten-year old and I listened to a TED talk of Billy Graham.  He was 80 years old.  The year was 1998.  Imagine–Mr. Graham is 96 years old!  From his talk to techies in Silicone Valley, he shared a quote from the greatest mathematician and scientist who greatly influenced the beginnings of computer technology….

Rescued

How far would Jesus go to rescue someone?  There is no one like Jesus. No social services program, church, or rehab program can do what Jesus can do in the life of an individual. Jesus came near the land of the Gerasenes–wild, filled with tombs, and feeding areas for swine.  No respectable Jewish man or…

Born from ABOVE!

Did you know that “born again” doesn’t just mean that one has accepted Jesus as Savior. “Jesus answered, “I assure you, unless someone is born anew, it’s not possible to see God’s kingdom.” John 3:3 Remember when Jesus explained to Nicodemus how to be “born again”? Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can…

Voice of Truth

I face a huge challenge next week in which I face one of my greatest fears–public humiliation.  It has the potential to get controversial.  I have this problem of struggling and overcoming inferiority.  I know its roots, and I know what God says about this lie; yet, the enemy knows my achilles–my insecurities and tries…

It’s Okay To Be Broken

Originally posted on Reckless Abandonment:
Have you ever gone through the valley? I don’t mean a bad day or even a bad week. I’m talking months. Feeling like “this” is all there is to life. Wake up, shower, homeschool, maybe slide in a nap, do dishes, laundry, cook dinner, clean up from dinner, shower, (I have…

Prayer

My father shared his testimony of prayer from a young boy of 12 who accepted Jesus as Savior to an 80 something year old man.  To fellowship with God through the communion of prayer and talking to Him brings a closeness– an intimate relationship. From my Lent book by Sue Mink: “There is no way…

Lent

Today marks 40 days prior to Resurrection Sunday.  Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness in preparation for His ministry.  I found this little book for Lent: It begins with the scripture Luke 2:49b when Jesus told his parents: “Didn’t you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father’s house?” Jesus…

Brussels Sprouts

Okay–so I swore I’d never like ’em. But—I do!  I love ’em!  Give this recipe a try! Here’s what to gather to make a side dish that feeds 4-6 people: 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts 2-3 tablespoons melted ghee or fat of choice Kosher salt and pepper 4 bacon slices, diced Aged balsamic vinegar Preheat your…