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I’m Going to Downey, Part II

(continued from Part 1)  As we drove in solemn silence to our own Bible study, I realized that our encounter with Devon was an answer to my prayer as well. Just that morning in my devotional time, the Spirit had impressed upon me the need for greater...  read more

Finding a Real Identity

  Somehow, my life has seemed to take an unexpected turn.  Perhaps it stemmed from that magical time in Guam where all I had to do was live for myself.  But somehow, the bubble that I had been living in for the past few years of stay-at-home-mothering has...  read more

The Graveyard Dive

John F. Kennedy, Jr. died in a plane crash on July 16, 1999. It was a Friday evening, after sunset. While millions of diligent Jewish mothers were pulling Challah loaves out of warm prelit ovens, the son of a president was dying.* The flight data...  read more

My Palau Experience

Mission work was never something I thought I was called to do.  God gives each of us spiritual gifts that He asks us to go and provide to others in service, but becoming a missionary was an idea that never really blossomed into a realistic scenario in my...  read more

Calling All Shepherds

What is a shepherd? If you look it up in the dictionary, it’s someone who takes care of sheep.  In Hebrew, it’s connected to the verb meaning “Feed on grass.”  A shepherd is someone who helps animals to eat. In our church culture today, what is a...  read more

A Seed in Rwanda

Since September of last year, I have been serving as a student missionary in Rwanda, Africa.  I work at the Gakoni Adventist Orphanage, comprised of 73 children ranging in age from 2 to 24-years-old.  The orphanage is located at the end of a very long dirt...  read more

What Are You Praying For?

The 1st century Christians just experienced their first persecution.  They were getting way too LOUD with the J word and the R word.   Jesus and Resurrection People who didn’t like these two words began to threaten them.  They took Peter and...  read more

Overcoming Temptations, part 3

* This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on "Overcoming Temptation."  Read Part 1 or Part 2. Many times it can be discouraging when we make mistakes.  The guilt and shame from our mistakes have a way of keeping us from receiving forgiveness and love. But we...  read more

What is the gospel?  Part 2

(Read Part 1 here) What is the gospel? The short answer:  The truth about God as revealed in the life and death of Jesus Christ. I believe that one of the clearest definitions of the gospel can be found in 2 Corinthians 4:3-6.  Let’s study these...  read more

The Secret of Silence

Two patriarchs were beloved by God. Two patriarchs were rich with crops and livestock galore. Two patriarchs lived in the same region and in the same period of earth’s history. Two patriarchs had deep, profound relationships with the Divine and heard...  read more