Spiritual Journey

Spring Always Comes

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

Spring Always Comes

One dark wintry day our teenage son, frustrated by the long, harsh winter, asked  his Grandmother, “Will spring ever come?” Her confident response: “Yes! It always does!” In the years since, we have discovered that life comes out of death, light comes out of darkness. As he struggled to find a new life after leaving his engineering career behind, my husband wrote the following prose that he entitled “Warm Hope.” It invites us us to glimpse the unseen, the invisible reality of the resurrection Power, in the midst of a bitter cold winter. Warm Hope The warm...

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Jerry’s Letter to His Sunday School Class

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Dreams-Visions, Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

Jerry’s Letter to His Sunday School Class

When I was a kid, I believed all the Bible stories. The characters were real people, they heard from God, their world—and eventually, indirectly, mine—was changed, things happened in the spiritual dimension. But that was then; God functions quite differently in the 20th century, according to the King James Bible (Scofield’s notes said so, and they were right up there on a par with the scriptural canon). So I enjoyed the stories of Moses, Joshua, David, and Daniel. Their exploits fired my young imagination, they moved in the power of some mysterious dimension of which I had no clue. However,...

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Why Do We Change?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

Why Do We Change?

In the early years of my spiritual journey, I often heard people pray, “Lord, get him!” —sometimes with judgmental vindictiveness. This troubled me, but I didn’t know why. One day my eyes fell on St. Paul’s words and the Holy Spirit caused me to see something I’d been blind to: it is the kindness of God that brings us to change. …do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2:4) Repentance means to change direction, to turn around and go the other way. Some major change comes about...

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Clues to Your Divine Destiny

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

Clues to Your Divine Destiny

Looking back over your life you can find numerous clues to your potential destiny, like your favorite childhood game, gift, fairy tale, book—or song. Accordions were all the rage in our town in the early 1950s. So despite my brief sojourn with the cello (broken) and my inability to warble “Jesus Loves Me” on key, I convinced my Dad to buy me an accordion. I joined our local accordion band, learned to find the C key, and squeezed out the song, “This World Is Not My Home,”…before I surrendered my musical fantasy and put my accordion back in its red velvet case. Full of potential, it lay buried...

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Where Is God?

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Spiritual Journey | 0 comments

Where Is God?

When we began our spiritual journey, it was really exciting. One blessing after another fell on us. We just couldn’t praise God enough. Our hearts filled with joy and enthusiasm because we saw the power of God at work in our lives and in our friends. By the way, enthusiasm means to be overflowing with God. Our Christian walk was no longer an external practice of religion but a real and living experience. Disappointments & unanswered prayers But we also experienced some trials that challenged our new faith in God. In the space of one week, our two-year-old came down with chicken pox; he...

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Go To Jesus for Healing

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Healing & Wholeness, Spiritual Journey | 1 comment

Go To Jesus for Healing

After beginning our spiritual journey, we were learning to go to Jesus in every situation—fishing, parking, shopping, moving, buy a house, painful moments, longings. God seemed to meet us every time. Here are four of our experiences with a living God. The wild Ferris wheel ride One day, my husband, Jerry, shared how he felt anxiety whenever the airplane he was flying in lurched in turbulent air. We took this anxiety to Jesus, asking Him why this was happening—especially because Jerry loved flying. Immediately a picture came to mind: He and his little brother were riding on a Ferris wheel....

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