Sincerity and Truth

1 Corinthians 5:8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Every year I get asked about my views on Easter. Why do I observe Passover? Is Easter really that bad? Who cares about candy, eggs, and bunnies right?

My initial thought is this:

Why are believers in Messiah celebrating everything but the appointed feasts?

It’s a good question. Do I think rabbits are inherently bad? Of course not. Is coloring eggs sinful? No. Eating candy won’t send you to hell.

It’s deeper than that.

There’s a lot of debate on the origins of Easter. I’m not going there. What I will say is I don’t find fault in itself with having a “resurrection Sunday” to celebrate Yeshua’s victory over death and the grave. I do have an issue with some of the the imagery and replacement of Passover and Unleavened Bread. Big issue.

I understand my mainstream friends love Messiah and want to honor His resurrection. They want to have a memorial of Calvary. But it leaves me feeling empty. Saddened. Like we’re throwing sparkles and glitter at one of the most holy moments.

So what does celebrating the festival with sincerity and truth mean? Not all scholars concur. Many believe Paul is simply saying to live like Christ redeemed them and no longer walk in sin. Old man vs new man concept. But I also believe, since Paul was a Pharisee, that he assumed believers would honor the feasts too.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

I’m thinking about what being a new creation in Christ is for me. I used to be a very critical, petty person. I nursed wounds and grudges like they were a child. It was important I was right and you knew it. I’d felt I had something to prove. My emotions ruled my life and often dictated my choices. Because I didn’t grow up nurtured, I became very independent. I thought of myself and my survival.

Then came The Savior.

Layer by layer He’s filed down the calluses, torn down walls, lit a fire, toned, strengthened, broken and reset me.

In the past I’ve had some beautiful refining moments during mainstream holidays. I once cherished Easter and Christmas. Now, I see that the world will always, always, offer a second-rate option. They do not have the answer. They can’t.

I pray that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you take the time to study the Word for yourself. Do what it says. Be who it says you are and should be. We are not called to conform. We have been transformed by Christ. May we shine His light and truth in this world.

Sincere truth isn’t comfortable. But it’s lifesaving.

The Middle

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything beyond a sentence or two. Life has been rewarding. Busy. Challenging. Even piercing. A couple of things said to me not long ago hit hard. It hurt me in a way I haven’t hurt in a long time.

I wondered. I questioned. I prayed.

I paused.

I don’t want to go off in unnecessary, distracting bunny trails (I so prefer bunny to rabbit.) I think a lot. One personal goal has been to “think” less and meditate more. Intentionally replay scripture in my mind to not leave room for anything else.

Who does God want me to be?

I’ve been digging into that question. What being Christlike means. I also believe in taking care of your body in entirety. The holistic approach to health and wholeness works tremendously for me. I’ve learned the hard way that being on this journey means you will be misunderstood, criticized, and at times unloved and unliked. But I’ve digested something else too.

Sometimes people are right.

I admit I’m still learning.

I went from being bullheaded and refusing any uncomfortable feedback to accepting every awful thing said or done. The middle is important. I’ve figured out how to sift the good with the bad.

The middle.

I’m not a terrible, unlikable, unlovable person. In fact, I’m loved by the King of Kings for His purpose. But so are others around me. This fact should keep me from feeling lesser than but also keep me from feeling greater than, too.

Right now in this season God is leading me to pull back and say less. And just…be. When He does lead me to communicate I do. I’m so thankful for not being snared in pedantry although I do see the importance of the little things.

Today, my testimony is that I know I am loved by the Creator of the universe. That love is what motives me to grow and change more in His likeness and character. The piercing statements people make-those keen observations we wish they were blind to-will expand us if we let it. I’m letting it.

Let’s all keep growing and pressing on.

Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Upward Call

Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

I watched a brief video clip of a message by John Bevere. He asks the audience to ponder what they are pressing towards.

What are you pressing towards?

What is the one thing you’re pressing toward the most? Status? Appearance? Money? Acceptance? Health? Happiness? Education? Godliness?

The list could be almost endless.

At some point, there will be forks in the road. Pressing on towards the calling of God in Christ will, likely sooner than later, take us down a very different path than many of the goals we tend to set. In this life, choosing to live faithfully serving God doesn’t translate to serving oneself and being comfortable.

Jesus is the reward. Heaven is the finish line.

The in between.

How we live on the way to eternity is everything.

I’ve been thinking about what the upward call of God is.

Upward: moving, pointing, or leading to a higher place, point, or level.

A higher place, point, or level.

I believe this best describes the call we have as believers. We are set apart by our Maker to a higher place, point, and level spiritually. And really in many other ways.

The upside down kingdom…

Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Luke 6:32, 35“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

We lose our life to gain it. We believe in order to receive and have faith be made sight, and we love those that don’t love us.

Very different from the ways of this world.

This verse sums it up…

Hebrews 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

We need to decide what and whom we are living for. Either we’re walking in the Kingdom of Light or the Kingdom of Darkness.

It’s ok to want promotion, but it’s for God’s glory so we can give our gifts to His purpose. It’s wise to save, but don’t hoard wealth when your brothers and sisters are in need. And I commend those who want to take care of their temple (bodies) but don’t put physical care above spiritual care. These bodies are temporary. (see Proverbs 11:24, 1 John 3:17, 1 Timothy 4:8.)

Today, I want to challenge you to consider what you’re actually pressing toward and your life goals. It’s good to have goals, but make sure the Savior is center and the goal above all others. God is much much smarter than we are. He knows all good and perfect gifts come from Him (see James 1:17.)

Father, help me and every reader to press toward the upward calling You have for us in Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus.) May You be the main goal and what we seek most.

Cold Dark Stone

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Hanukkah is approaching. The Festival of Lights. Adding to that all of the holiday lights around, I am processing on being a light and how Jesus (Yeshua) was one (and still is one) in the world.

There’s song lyrics that came to remembrance after praying. It’s by Sara Groves and the song is You Are The Sun

Without you I’m a cold dark stone. I have no light of my own.

God has been teaching me what walking in the light means. I pulled back recently from social media to spend additional time in prayer and study. He said something that surprised me.

Stop fearing people. You live to please me alone. I have called you to shine your talents and be a faithful steward of what I’ve given you. Not doing that is sin.

A couple of years ago at my church I took a spiritual giftings and personality test. This is what my church does to help people get plugged in where they best fit. I came up with teaching, discernment, and wisdom in top 3 gifts. I was casually told I should consider speaking or teaching. Maybe writing. I already was on my own. It gave me confirmation to continue. Recently God led my family back to that church. I was reminded of what was said.

But then…

Someone I’ve never met sent me a private message. It accused me of attention seeking. It hurt. I have grown so much in recent years. I spend so much time seeking the Father and working on self improvement.

So I got quieter. Then God convicted me. I wavered between pulling back out of insecurity or wanting to prove myself.

Without you I’m a cold dark stone. I have no light of my own.

Those lyrics. I got my focus solely on my Savior. I cannot live to please people. Some will (and it’s sin) assign incorrect heart motives. My job is to be faithful. To shine as I am turned toward Him. People are supposed to see Jesus in me, not just me. It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to work on us all.

This Hanukkah is special to me. Light is a word God has been really highlighting in my life. Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit per 1 Corinthians 6:19.

My prayer for myself, and for you, is that you shine and reflect the light of Messiah. Rededicate your temple. Live to please God. Be content with that.

Without Him we are all cold dark stones.

Chag Sameach.

Christmas House

Ephesians 5:8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

There’s a house my children affectionately call “Christmas House.” Although we are Christian believers, we don’t participate in some of the celebrations around that holiday. But we do like lights and appreciate those trying to bring some cheer to this dismal and wearisome 2020. We happened to drive on a road where this home was located and my kids said, “Take a picture. Pleeeeease.

So I did.

The lights and decorations are on all sides of the home. It’s quite a spectacle. This is just one perspective of it.

What’s rather interesting is except for a few lights on a neighboring home, this bright structure is like a huge beacon in the area. Only a few street lights were visible.

My middle son told me plainly, “Santa isn’t real. Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas. But He does bring light.”

What is light?

fw’ß is the Greek transliterated word Phos. One definition says the following:

Light: a lamp or torch, brightness.

  1. of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it

One could say being a light is manifesting brightness through truth and spiritual purity. It reminds me of this verse…

James 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Stay unstained from the world.

My youngest two children and I were talking about shining as bright lights in the world. Not quite like the Christmas House, but still shining radiantly. And how we were walking in spiritual darkness beforehand.

Have you ever seen before and after photos of a person before Jesus (Yeshua) and after knowing Him as Savior? You can see light, joy, and hope even in their struggle. The world would say they have an aura about them. When Jesus touches your life, you’re changed.

What I tell my children is being a light is living out the fruits and traits of the Holy Spirit.

Per Galatians 5:22-23 love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

Love God, love people. Don’t be snotty, selfish, or rude. Choose to have joy by rejoicing in the Lord. When we keep our minds focused on Him and trust His character, we have perfect peace per Isaiah 26:3. Give people mercy. Learn to wait with a good attitude. Be kind, think good, speak good, do good. God is good and His word defines that. Be reliable, consistent, and have integrity. Learn to bring softness and tenderness. Show restraint when needed.

This is a lot to cover with my kids but we talk about this often. It is important to me that they know who God is, what He’s like, who He expects us to be in behavior, and what it means to be created in His image.

1 John 2:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Today, I pray that you will be challenged as I’ve been to shine brighter. Think brighter. Talk brighter. Act brighter. Sometimes it’s by omission. We don’t think that negative thought. We aren’t returning an offense with regrettable action. When that person gossips about us, we stay silent and in prayer. We forgive and restore.

I admit I drove on purpose past that Christmas House a few times. It’s entertaining to see. But it also reminds me of my calling: to be a light.

Wherever you are, shine as lights in a dark world. Now especially, people need to see it.

Ezekiel 20:18-20 “And I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor keep their rules, nor defile yourselves with their idols. I am the Lord your God; walk in my statutes, and be careful to obey my rules, and keep my Sabbaths holy that they may be a sign between me and you, that you may know that I am the Lord your God.’

No Freedom of Speech

Proverbs 15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Free speech.

We hear that phrase a lot in the United States. After all, it is the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This doesn’t mean we can say literally anything. I don’t have the freedom to yell “fire” or “bomb” in a crowded public space for fun. It is unlawful to threaten, be obscene, or commit fraud. It seems the lines are getting more blurry in this culture, but they’re there. I could go on a fairly long tangent about how liberals get more freedom of speech than conservatives. Not to mention social media’s sometimes double standards. But that’s not the purpose of this blog. It’s something else entirely.

For as often as we’ve heard “freedom of speech” being said, it’s no wonder I hear it often repeated in churches. This morning my pastor said a sentence casually that the Holy Spirit highlighted in my spirit.

There is no free speech in the Kingdom.

God’s kingdom does not promote free speech. You read that right.

We are not authorized to say whatever we want, whenever we want to.

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Matthew 12:36-37 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Deuteronomy 18:20‭, ‬22 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.

Leviticus 19:11 “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

And this…

1 Corinthians 10:10 Nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.

Those are just a few verses on this. The Word of God doesn’t allow me to lie or give false witness, gossip, threaten, speak a false gospel, give false prophecies, be vulgar, crude etc. Even to complain. I don’t have the scriptural authorization to say cruel words because I’m angry or offended. I don’t have the authorization to interrupt someone. If I want to be a Titus 2, Proverbs 31 woman I need to be a good steward of my words.

This weekend I attended a women’s event at church. One lady said she felt convicted by God to fast words.

In this day and age everyone gets a social media platform to speak. What we speak and when we speak is so crucial to spiritual maturity and being a good witness.

I am a direct communicator but pretty gentle. But I had to grow into this. Me firsthand experiencing the sting of harsh or sinful words changed me.

Today, I want to challenge those who have been thinking about free speech. It’s sad that truth in this society is considered hate speech. However, realize that being able to say whatever, whenever is not in scripture.

Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words. -usually credited to St. Francis of Assisi

Let your life preach the Gospel. Be a good steward of your words and reap a harvest of blessing.

Father, help us to speak Your truth and words that build up, heal, and give hope to others. May we listen more than we speak and choose to hear for understanding , not just for responding. We praise Your holy name.

The Pleasure of God

Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

I had a conversation with someone pretty recently on people pleasing vs God pleasing.

What’s the difference?

About ten years ago a situation I was in comes to mind to aid in understanding.

My then-current employer announced a job opening. Several in the office, including a couple of people in leadership, were nudging me to pursue the promotion. My strongest competition-according to a manager off record-was a newly hired lady who had a little bit of leadership experience. However, her numbers were much lower than mine and she tended to clash with others. I was rather easy going and well liked.

But I didn’t even get a second interview.

The job went to the newly hired lady. The one no one on my team liked. The one with mediocre numbers. And after stepping into her new position, I had to correct her more than once. I wouldn’t have succeeded for the client if I heeded her advice. It was frustrating. To make matters worse, one time she pulled me aside at work and told me the Holy Spirit revealed to her I was a believer.


God dealt with me strongly about my less-than-stellar attitude. I needed to walk in love. Whether or not I like her.

Luke 6:32, 35 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

So, I started being kind to this newly appointed manager. For the holidays I brought in cookies for her and the team. I gave her compliments. I prayed for her. I even almost started to like her. Then one day someone said to me casually over lunch, “I never thought you were the butt kisser type.”

That stung.

All of a sudden I stopped my kindness to this woman. I wondered what people were thinking. If coworkers were around, I was quiet and colder to her. After all, I didn’t want to be misjudged or misunderstood.

Ironically, when I was actually trying to please God some saw it as people pleasing. When I stopped deliberately loving, I was then people pleasing. I cared more for the approval of others than God.

I’ve learned that no matter how pure your heart intentions are, if someone wants to find fault they will. Every gift, comment, gesture, smile etc will be twisted to their perception. If we spend our lives worried about that, we will never live as the bondservants of Christ we are called to be.

Keep on loving people. Do good. Walk kindly. You will receive the pleasure of God.

And there’s nothing I want more.

Father, help us keep our eyes on You and do Your will for our lives. Help us not to misjudge and forgive our presumptuous sin. May we learn to give mercy and the benefit of the doubt to others. Your opinion of us matters most, Lord. May our words and actions bring you pleasure. Amen.

True Riches

Luke 16:11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

True riches.

That has been the phrase in my spirit these past few days. We are approaching Thanksgiving, the holiday where people have a meal and focus (for a little bit at least) on what they’re thankful for.

True riches involves gratitude.

I wrote a blog in the past on some observations I’ve made of grateful people. It was ultimately a challenge to me personally. Daily, I deliberately list things to God that I’m thankful for. I do my best to uplift others and live with integrity. I’m not a petty or bitter person. If it appears that way, be assured a much-needed boundary was drawn. And, I also want to be rich. In earthly treasure would be nice, but that’s not what I mean. As thankful as I am for what God has given me, I want heavenly treasure.

True riches.

What are true riches and what does Luke 16:11 mean? Many commentaries say simply “the graces of the Gospel.” Heavenly blessings, giftings, responsibilities, and authority. Spiritual things. But it starts with being faithful in the carnal.

God has dealt with me on faithfully tithing, giving God my first of everything not just donating after I’ve comfortably spent. And I don’t just mean money. Making Jesus (Yeshua) the center comes when I seek Him first, not after I’ve answered messages and satiated my social media appetite.

I can’t expect to be rich in the Spirit if I’m wasteful, prideful, lazy, critical, touchy, hypocritical, stingy, selfish etc. My life must come up higher. If I’m smiling at your face and saying an unkind word when you leave, I’ll stay broke. If I am full of doubt and unbelief, I’ll stay broke. If I’m selfish and self seeking, I’ll stay broke.

True riches come when I’m rich in my heart and in my actions.

Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

The riches I’m seeking are a pure, strong faith. Powerful, unshakable grace. Wisdom. Discernment. Prophecy (I hesitate to say it because of the responsibility.) Seasoned speech (and knowing when to stay quiet.) Unwavering hope. Diligence in my work and pursuit of God. Loving as God loves me to those around me. Creativity. Generosity. Humility. Meekness.

I sure haven’t arrived. This is a daily quest. But my heart desires the true riches God gives.

It’s easy to judge by appearance, past experience, or feelings. I am choosing to come up higher. I want to be found faithful. I want the blessings the world can’t offer. With everything in my being, I desire more. Greater.

My prayer is you too seek true riches in Christ. Father, help us to be faithful with little so we can be faithful with much. Help us to love others and walk in grace and mercy.

My Value Compass

Matthew 6:12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Someone suggested I write a resume of my value. I expressed something that seemed despondent. I’ve looked up so many verses in the past on who I am in Christ.

“Piece of cake”, I thought to myself.

It wasn’t.

Maybe a piece of that awful fruitcake people pawn off as presents for the holidays. But, definitely not a sweet, delightful experience.

What is my value? There’s the Bible verses that say who I am in Christ. Scriptures that confirm whose I am and what it means to be a joint heir. But no matter how I penned it, this resume came up flat. Regurgitated. It was as if I maximized the usage of copy and paste.

It was inauthentic.

“I shouldn’t have to do this. I mean, those that don’t know my value have the problem. My value is clearly understood already.”

I thought that and many other things. As I was writing up drafts of this so-called resume a few situations and people came to mind. My face would tense and tighten as I strung words together.

Then it hit me.

Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

And Matthew 6:12 above.

Who I am-and who you are in Christ-rests on one thing. Being forgiven.

If I am not forgiven, my value really isn’t anything. Without forgiveness, I’m just a sinner. Separated from God. Hopeless.

Psalm 145:20 The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Isaiah 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Another revelation hit me.

I have to fully receive forgiveness to give it. Once I understand it, I can project that onto others.

My resume writing revealed the holes in my comprehension of forgiveness.

Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As far as the east is from the west. They never touch.

Forgiveness means it’s forever deleted, simply put.

In closing, I finally-with the Ruach’s or Holy Spirit’s help-tied this all together. I needed the right revelation of forgiveness to receive the value Christ gives me. By not properly grasping God’s pardon, I marginalized the cross and my need. And I shortchanged how I loved others.

My value compass is east from the west. It’s meditating on the undeserved forgiveness I have been given, and sharing that with others.

I assure you, my value resume wouldn’t bless you in reading it. It’s got wonderful Bible verses and my opinions. But it has a lot of flesh. Too much to make public. However, I wanted to share what my resume did for me. I was given a great gift in understanding my value.

I am forgiven. Totally, completely, 100%, infinitely forgiven.

Thank you Lord that I am forgiven because of Your love. That is my value. And prayerfully, yours too.

How to Need

1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

It’s been a while. I’m checking in.

The photo is of some fall decor in my house. I found a few decorative autumn items recently and added them throughout the house. I also have developed an appreciation for Rae Dunn’s simple style and have some pieces of pottery and a throw that says “grateful” that I currently use.

Right now, I am sitting in my rocking chair. As the fall feasts approach and the new season is upon us, I am processing and praying.

Why is this blog titled “How to Need?” I’ll get there.

My husband especially poured so much these last few months into a struggling church to help it thrive. Unfortunately, due to many unforeseen things, the church has closed. My family hasn’t intended to be this, but these past 6 years have been very nomadic. For various reasons, mostly out of our control, we have wandered. Looking for where we belong. Searching. Hoping. Wanting.

And needing.

I have been a person of faith for over 25 years now. And I’m finding myself back at square one. Being far from the person I was in my teens, I am asking again some deep questions.

What does life really mean? What is my purpose? Who is God? What am I supposed to do?

How am I to relate to those around me and this world?

You could go off in some crazy directions and overthink these queries easily. I asked the Father in prayer to speak to me. His answer was interesting, so I thought I’d share.

All people have needs. It’s about learning how to need.

God often says something to me that’s simple yet profound. For some, the above statement makes little sense or impact. But for me, I understood.

I’ve been taught in the Lord’s school on how to want. And He has now taught me how to need.

Do I want to be used by God? Yes. Am I called to let my light shine before others so God gets the glory? Per Matthew 5:16 absolutely. Do I want and need to connect with the Body? Yes. It isn’t healthy nor are we meant to be lone rangers.

But what we need first and foremost is God’s love.

Out of that love comes everything else. He loves us, we love Him back. We do it by obedience and love for others.

Love what is in front of you. As you faithfully love, He can trust you with more to love.

Love God. Then love your spouse, children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends, coworkers etc. Seek to share. Give.

We all have needs. Relationships have ebbs and flows. Sometimes we will have a specific need of support and sometimes they will. Give and take.

Going back to where I started, my family wants to give. We are also human and have needs. I asked God to direct us and guide us where we are meant to be.

These past few months my husband has talked to me about his heart and vision for ministry. Something he received when he was newly saved and had tucked away in his heart. A friend of mine reconnected with folks I first met almost 20 years ago. The husband of the family mentioned knowing a person in ministry with the same vision my husband has. A very unique, specific one.

God doesn’t do coincidences.

We don’t know where this will lead, but we know one thing. The journey is full of twists and turns, but it IS moving towards the goal.

And what is the goal? To live is Christ. Christ. Christ in me, the hope of glory.

He is my constant and my need. I pray He is yours, too.