I took these pictures at the beach in Homer, AK (July 2015). They were taken as the tide was coming back in. I find watching the water very peaceful. Being still is not easy, but God's way is worth the effort.
I posted last week about how God was asking me to wait regarding my job. My heart was a bit heavy - I had hopes that I would be given a job offer, but those hopes seemed dashed. Today God gave a boost to my weak faith. 15 minutes before the end of my work [...]
I was given great power tonight. I had two special friends listen. They just listened as I talked about the life struggles I'm currently facing (mostly relating to my job). They listened, sympathized, and didn't really give much advice. My friends gave me the chance to simply unburden my heart to them. Mind you, neither [...]
My favorite mountain in Alaska (and therefore anywhere) is Susitna (Sleeping Lady). You can see her from almost anywhere in Anchorage. On my last trip there I thought a lot about Psalm 3 and 4, both have verses about sleeping in safety. This photo is courtesy of either my brother or sister-in-law who live in [...]
I don't know about you, but I'm not good at waiting. I have heard that not many people are good at waiting (if you know of someone who is - please let me know. I want to meet them). Every time I think I'm improving, God shows me something that I have to wait longer [...]
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -Jim Elliot I don't usually remember the exact date of the death of Jim Elliot and 4 fellow missionaries in Ecuador, so I am glad when I see articles such as this one about the event. http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/slain-in-the-shadow-of-the-almighty Many [...]
I was blessed to spend Christmas with my parents again this year - and both of my brothers. I enjoy when I get quality time with those I love. One special memory from this Christmas was the bonfire my dad started for me. I had gone outside to help him burn some cardboard. When we [...]
2016 flew by so quickly. I often joked with co-workers that I blinked and a month would go by. A coworker joked that I should stop blinking. I kept wishing that I could. I have heard that time seems to go faster the older you get - but I wasn't prepared for this. The year [...]