Moving Forward: Vacation Highlights

It’s been eight years since Keith and I went for a vacation for more than four days, just the two of us, just for relaxation and fun. It was time. We went to Ashland, Oregon, had a wonderful and restful time at the beautiful Ashland Creek Inn. Then we headed a few hours south to sunny Redding California. Our main reason for going there was to visit Bethel Church. We were not disappointed! Joy! Then we headed up to a favorite spot in Cannon Beach Oregon. It was blustery outside and cozy inside. We had the best dinner at The… Read More

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