The Potter

Clay Muddy Messy Sinking Trapping Self Lust Love God Lifting Transforming Gracious Beloved Potter “Still, God, you are our Father.  We’re the clay and you’re our potter:  All of us are what you made us.” Isaiah 64:17-18 (The Message) Advent begins this week with a beautiful message of hope from Isaiah. The image of God, the…Read more »

Sabbath Rest

In Leviticus 25:4, God instructs Moses on taking care of the land He is giving him. “during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.” (NASB) Sabbath rest is holy rest, and it is necessary for land, bodies, and hearts.…Read more »


Fear has had my heart in a death grip for over forty years, but I listened, learned, loved, and laughed my way to a place of sweet freedom this week with the help of loving family and friends. I didn’t realize how afraid I was until I got teary during a conversation with my daughter-in-law…Read more »

Mirage, Oasis, or Fount?

My heart always manages to stumble into the desert despite my best efforts. God woke me this morning with the image of water flowing in the desert because He knew my heart was thirsty and needed filling. I try to quench my heart’s thirst, but my efforts are like chasing mirages. A mirage promises satisfaction,…Read more »