Stand Up!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran Pastor and Theologian in during the reign of Adolf Hitler. While many Pastors in his country were keeping silent, and ‘going along in order to get along’, he would not. He believed that it was the responsibility of those who knew Jesus to stand up to tyranny and oppression. HeContinue reading “Stand Up!”

Bust Through! (Part 2) The Ceiling!

The messages we are given by this world, by well-meaning family members or authority figures, even by fellow Christians can make it seem as though God could never do anything impactful through us. ‘You? Who are you? You’re nothing special!’ Those messages can get ingrained within us to the extent that, even when the WordContinue reading “Bust Through! (Part 2) The Ceiling!”

Bust Through, Part 1– Listen!

Have you ever felt as though you’re facing a wall… …too¬†high to get over, …too wide to get around, …too thick to push through?   How do you react when you hit that wall? For many of us, we simply give up.   …but maybe we shouldn’t.   God sometimes puts a message in ourContinue reading “Bust Through, Part 1– Listen!”

As You Wish!

If you’re a fan of a certain movie, the minute you read the title of this blog, you read it in a ‘certain’ way, and your mind went to the movie.   The movie? The Princess Bride. In that movie, Wesley–the ‘Farm boy’ falls in love with Buttercup–the Princess. Whenever Buttercup asks Wesley to doContinue reading “As You Wish!”

Taking Steps

Have you ever seen a baby learn to take their first steps? No matter who you are–how strong, how ‘tough’, etc.–it melts your heart. Why? Why would the act of watching a baby take steps–wobbly, unsure, few in number–seem like such a ‘magical’ thing? I think it’s because the innocence of that baby–the newness ofContinue reading “Taking Steps”