Do Not be Afraid! A postcard size blessing; step-by-step

I made this two sided blessing after our book club a week or so ago. We’re going through Beth Moore’s book on Esther. And it was about taking courage. I didn’t realize that the most frequent command in the Bible is “Don’t be afraid.” I got this symbolic picture in my mind of us as vessels and pouring out all our fear rooted junk, letting go. And then turning it over for God to fill with His loving presence and goodness.  “This is my command – be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the LORD your… Read More

Courage & Making a Difference

I just got done reading Tea with Hezbollah by Ted Dekker & Carl Medearis. Ted recounts their trip to the countries and religions of Middle East to have tea with the various people there, to find out what they think of Jesus’ parable “The Good Samaritan”. It is quite thought provoking and strikes at the heart of our common humanity and need for understanding. I love the quote by one of the men interviewed, Sami Awad, a man akin to Ghandi in his work of peace in a violent world. He says, “To heal someone, you must meet them where… Read More