“Going Back Home” – Pt. 1: Why you can’t ‘Just Do It’

I promised in early August to do a weekly post chronicling highlights of my trip home to Jamaica, taken at the end of July 2018, BUT I forgot to add 'Deo Volente' (God Willing)! Well, life happened, as they say, complicated by schedule-altering transitions. Nonetheless, here at last: "Going Back Home" (in four parts); 'Deo … Continue reading “Going Back Home” – Pt. 1: Why you can’t ‘Just Do It’

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Does God Expect Joy to Always Look Like Happiness?

The moment I entered my new friend’s apartment, I could tell that Gabby was the life of the party. I burned calories just watching her enthusiastically engage in activity — turning cartwheels, parading her fashion dolls and savoring her fries and fish sticks. Her eyes twinkled with a million thoughts and unanswered questions, which she … Continue reading Does God Expect Joy to Always Look Like Happiness?

Holy Week Reflections (2018) – Fruit on the Road From Bethany

   I think Jesus liked figs.  At the top of His last week, He curses a fig tree for its leafy show without fruitfulness, just as He had referenced another fig tree in a parable earlier in His ministry.  In the parable, the keeper intercedes for the tree, buying it some more time for fruit-bearing.  … Continue reading Holy Week Reflections (2018) – Fruit on the Road From Bethany

Holy Week Reflections (2018) – The King’s Ride

I love Easter!      I love ceremony that helps seal my awareness and that celebrates the restorative, reconciling events of life on planet earth, and Easter is just about the most important Bridge Event that ever was. This, my first post this holy season, will not have any specifically cross-cultural references, such as the … Continue reading Holy Week Reflections (2018) – The King’s Ride

 Slow walk to Refreshing

Antsy...! That was the word! I had stuff to do - projects to start or finish - but wandered around the house dictated to by the demands of existence rather than accepting the invitations of Life. My devotional routine seemed fine. I was keeping up fairly well with the church's Bible reading project (I had … Continue reading  Slow walk to Refreshing

The Danger (and Safety) of Burning Evergreens

   A few years ago, having given in to our nature-loving daughter's pleas, we once more purchased a natural evergreen for our Christmas tree. Truth is I could hardly wait for the twelve days of Christmas to pass to move the shedding alpine from the living room. Then, in my pragmatic, Jamaican, 'Tu'n you' han' … Continue reading The Danger (and Safety) of Burning Evergreens

Song of the Ages, Pt II: Join the Song

     My spiral of despair slowed as I studied Scripture on the bath-stool Christmas Eve morn. Could the glory of Christmas handle such a down and dark day in the story of my life? Noah lived in a generation of dark days. From sin's cacophony and the rising dirge of the antediluvian age's dreadful death … Continue reading Song of the Ages, Pt II: Join the Song

Song of the Ages, Pt I: The God Who is Near

     Confronted by my weakness in every aspect of my being, I sat dejected and desperate this Christmas Eve morning in my bathroom.      "God, help me! I am in pain. I feel unable to control even my own thoughts", I wrestled internally.      Surgeries, medication, doctor visits, MANY doctor visits, had brought … Continue reading Song of the Ages, Pt I: The God Who is Near

Cain’s Real Problem (Hint: It was not difficulty finding a wife)

In their most superficial wrestlings against the veracity of Scripture, young people often throw out questions to Christian apologists such as, “Where did Cain get his wife?” However, today, apologetics ministries such as Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), report that on college and university campuses all over the world, the questions have gotten deeper, more … Continue reading Cain’s Real Problem (Hint: It was not difficulty finding a wife)