Behold!

By Joanna Robbins As I arrived in South Korea, I entered an empty apartment for my 2-week quarantine.   Whatever does one do …in a foreign country…..in quarantine …..for 14 days ….all alone?   We ponder…a lot.  I pondered the word “obedience.”  I sighed…a lot.  Why is it so evasive?   I forbade myself to make a list of do’s …

Grow Up

O Father, We’ve been like babies, awaiting strained food from pastors and personalities, rather than feeding directly from Your Hand. We’ve subsisted on spiritual smoothies blended from tweets, sound bytes, and media reports. So, in Your longing for us to grow, You’ve pushed time aside to begin our meal training. You desire that we increase in wisdom and favor (Luke …

Investigative Prayer

When we arrived home from Asia, I was surprised to find how many media hours devoted themselves to “groundbreaking storytelling.” What began with only “60 Minutes” exploded into crime shows and fraud exposure on every channel. What the news media caught onto is something that God Spirit has been involved in for centuries. I first stumbled across spiritual sleuth reporting …

Pre-Packaged Religion

  “Processed food is chemically altered by breaking down natural nutrients, then refortifying with synthetic vitamins. Every food item becomes exactly the same.”   Although the statement addressed our society’s current eating habits, the truth reached far deeper in my soul than food. I began to ponder:   If processed food is harmful for my body, what do processed Bible …

Don’t Miss Out

  I could tell by the look on her face that Taiwan was going to be an experience for her.   Maybe she didn’t realize that she was coming to a city of 3 million. Maybe she hadn’t heard that everyone spoke Chinese.Maybe it hadn’t registered that McDonalds wouldn’t be on every street corner.    Whatever the cause, this rural …

Seeking the Hidden

  Mr. Judah is officially crawling.    I just love this stage of babyhood and can’t wait till he brings his mom and dad to our house for Thanksgiving.    With the help of a little Celebrex, I’m going to be down on the floor with him, crawling and teaching him my favorite game of hide-and-seek.   I remember the …