Knowing God

Practicing God’s Presence

Recently  my “quiet times” in the morning have felt a little  unsatisfying.  Sometimes I pray through my requests, read a Psalm or a devotional, sit still and invite God to be with me for…maybe 30 seconds…then I check that box and move on with my day. 

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God’s Love Language

Gary Chapman wrote a book in 1992 called The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. Chapman’s conclusion is that there are five emotional love languages—five ways that people speak and understand emotional love. They are: 1.    Words of Affirmation – using words of respect and love to build up your spouse 2.    Quality Time – giving your spouse your undivided attention; spending time together 3.    Gifts – giving things to your spouse which shows you

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The Perfect Father

When I was 4 or 5 years old, I remember going flying with my Dad. He was an experienced pilot and loved flying a Glider, sometimes called a Sailplane. It’s a light aircraft with no engine that is designed to stay aloft for long periods soaring on currents of air. I don’t have a complete recollection of the day, just bits and pieces of memories. I remember the feeling of

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He Delights in You

Recently I’ve gotten to spend time with my precious grandchildren. Whenever I know I will be  with them I am filled with pure delight. They bring me such pleasure and joy. They may be laughing or fussy, happy or tired, or maybe even a little smelly – I don’t care.  Just being in the same room brings me pure joy! Every visit we have, I am delighted to see these

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Undistracted

It’s been a beautiful day here in Israel.    Yes, Israel. Tonight is our second night in a small town by the Sea of Galilee. I am here in Israel along with a group from my church for 11 days and so far the trip has exceeded my expectations. You would think that in a country like this with such rich biblical history, that it would be easy to stay

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He Sees Me

Early this year I was feeling low, surrounded by thoughts of being undeserving and unaccepted.  This is a deep place that I find myself in from time to time. Although I knew that God was with me, my own negative voices made it hard to hear God’s whispers of love. I decided to take a few days away to be alone and spend time in prayer and the Word to

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