The Descent of Refreshing

The trickles on the melting mountaintop eventually gathered into a cascade that tumbled freely from the faces of granite. Downstream from its tumultuous descent, the crystal stream slid crisp and cold along the mossy rocks, always seeking lower ground. The ripple gurgled and bubbled, ever spilling lower as it had for centuries. Living Water also flows downward, for the flow of God’s Spirit always goes …

The Visit

The truth is that our petitions had a lot to do with their coming. Mama and Kay were novices at all things aviation, but the fervent call of our five-year-old proved stronger than their fear of flying.  It almost didn’t happen for problems with tickets, scheduling, and cost. But as their resolve stiffened, mother and daughter boarded the first leg …

Our Cry

God of all Peace, Comfort, and Encouragement, O how we need You. Our world seems upside down in its understanding of truth. As long as we listen to man’s report, the swirl of fear clouds our eyes, and we stumble from one anxious thought to another. We desperately need Divine Intervention to break this cycle for only a fresh outpouring …

Peacocks and Pathways

  I took my seventeen-month-old grandson to Spirit Ranch yesterday.    Not only does the property have a creek complete with fountains, it is also stocked with several families of peafowl.    Judah, who is drawn to all living things, was mesmerized by the brightly colored peacocks. Not content to experience their beauty from a distance, Judah walked right up …

What Kind of Salvation Do You Have?

      “There is no scripture that supports only a limited and partial deliverance.  Yet, many Christians unfortunately are satisfied with just that.” Hannah Whitall Smith   Just exactly what kind of salvation do you have?    Does your relationship with God grant you daily peace or does it most often cause you more stress?    Does your dependance upon …

The Life Connection

  Because God is Spirit, interaction with Him must also be in spirit. “His voice will always speak to us Spirit to spirit: His Spirit to ours” (Hungry For More, chapter 4).   Since we are physical beings, interacting spiritually with the Father grates against our natural understanding. It seems so difficult because all of our other relationships begin either …

Entering His Presence

Father,   Thank You for Your mysterious wisdom. All along, You have been storing up wonders greater than anything that we can think or imagine. Your gifts to us aren’t necessarily things that we can see, but are way better than that.    Indeed, Your lavish present is sourced from the depth of Your heart – Your very Spirit. By …

The Meat of His Threes

While living in South Carolina, we quickly learned about meat and threes. Lots of restaurants offered this home-cooked style, where you can choose your meat and then add three sides to round out your meal. (And you back side for that matter.)   I found that the Father has His own “meat of threes”.   For instance, His whole thing …