A couple of weeks ago, we left poor Sylvia Rogers cowering before a fierce dragon. People, I hope you haven’t lost any sleep over this cliff-hanger. In the last couple of weeks, I was warding off some pretty gnarly dragons of my own. Sylvia, we didn’t forget about you. We just left a bookmark in […]
Crash! Crunch! Shatter! Our Toyota Rav4, on an off-ramp of I-205, was struck from behind by another car one night last week. My whole body was jolted into pain. A shower of broken glass from the rear window as it was crushed. A second impact—we were pushed into the car ahead of us. In what […]
Does dealing with negative emotions seem daunting to you? It did for popular author and speaker Sylvia Rogers. Today she shares her day of reckoning. >~>~>~>~>~>~>~> “’I have forgiven all who have wronged me.’ Can you truthfully state this?” asked the instructor of a three-day introspective seminar, Tools for Emotional Healing. Our assignment: to do […]
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” (Jesus, in John 16:33, NASB) In my quiet time this morning, I had the sense God was filling me. He said, “How could you become […]
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17, NIV) Fireworks over the Willamette River – note image of the American flag in cascading sparks. As passion-hearted disciples of Christ, we follow after a loving God who continuously declares freedom over us. Our Father doesn’t chain us or condemn us […]
I regret my days of strength to the extent that I relied on myself. I celebrate my days of weakness to the degree that I relied on my God.
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Cor. 13:1) My son Andy played French horn at a district band concert years ago. The kids played songs that grew in complexity with each age group that […]