God is orchestrating a beautiful, sychronous movement to display his wisdom to the unseen powers and forces in the heavenly realms. We all have a part to play and listening to the Spirit is paramount. Apostle Paul writes to the church in Ephesus, saying it like this: And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and …

What is it that draws me to the choreography and sychronous movement of backup dancing or drill team? Why am I enlivened by the invitation to “keep in step with the Spirit?” As I ponder that, I recognize something about myself. I don’t need to be the main atttraction. I want to be a part …

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves . . . Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:16, 25 Early Sunday morning, as the night turned into day, the phrase “walk it out” came …

Thirty-three years ago, I experienced tremendous loss when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. I didn’t know how to lose a baby. I had never walked that way before and neither had any of my close friends. I felt sad, but didn’t know if that was okay. How long could I be sad? My closest …

The last few days have been rainy. Not just a gentle rain, but storms, winds and downpours. Along with the storms came the most amazing cloud displays. And rainbows! As I watched the clouds build and billow across the sky, I was so grateful. It was absolutely beautiful. The sun was setting and the colors …

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:36 Recently I explored the truth that as children of God, we are all being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. Our heavenly Father wants us to think, act, respond like Jesus. Compassion is one more way we should look like Jesus. Jesus spoke …

Questions – they are kind of a big deal. Willingness to ask is a precursor to receiving. Jesus said it this way… “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. …

A wise old owl sat in an oak, The more he heard, the less he spoke; The less he spoke, the more he heard; Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird? According to this old saying, wisdom is gained through silence and observation. Did the wisdom initiate the silent observation or did the silent observation give …

The rails to trails is a great use of unused tracks and an excellent resource for communities. Today we walked a portion of our local trail and it was busy with both bike and walking traffic. Not everyone is a fan of the trails. For some, it means a public trail through the middle of …

Sunday was a beautiful day in northern Indiana; the first really nice day this spring. So, we went for a bike ride. Just as in many other places, our community has turned old railroad tracks into trails so a person can ride for miles on paved trails through woodland, farmland and open meadows. The roads …