God’s presence

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) Following the crash, crunch, shatter of a car accident three weeks ago, I found myself in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital. I closed my eyes and looked for God’s face. I […]

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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 […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I was bird-dogging (for new readers, that’s making sales cold calls) in downtown Portland on a series of complicated one-way streets. Pulling out of a parking lot, I glanced to my right. Yes, traffic in the far lanes was heading left. But, turning left into the closest lane, I suddenly […]

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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23: 4, NKJV) Last week, I mentioned Caleb Justice and Brett McLean, young men who loved Christ with a passion. They drowned in the […]

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            My cell phone rang at dinner Monday night. I was surprised to hear Emily’s voice on the other end – she was at Experience the Valley, a church camp in central Oregon. “Mom,” Emily said, in tears, “I have some bad news.”  Then a loud, anguished sob that tore […]

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