Spiritual Growth

Update Your Trust

If we could figure out everything in our lives, then we would not need God. I’ve been reading the account of David as he ran for his life escaping Saul’s wrath. Imagine the fear that would grip anyone’s heart knowing that the king, the most powerful man in the country, is after you. He hates …

Spiritual Growth

A Different Mother’s Day

Motherhood changes us. An amazing heart transformation takes place when we hold our firstborn in our hands. Something dies in us and something else comes alive. Changed by Love When I first became a mother, I noticed that selfishness was replaced with unwavering care, nurture, and giving of myself wholeheartedly to a tiny human being. …

Spiritual Growth

Awakening

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it;Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 My husband and I have had the privilege to be part of something unique happening this week – a prayer caravan going around the perimeter of Fort Worth praying …

Spiritual Growth

Divine Power

Two hours. Neither Spanish nor English would come out of my mouth. After preaching a sermon on the person of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Bill Earley made an altar call. He said something like this, “If anyone wants to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, come to …

Spiritual Growth

No Other Way

It is a very special day for me for a few reasons – I received my healing and a very special assignment. First, this past Sunday marked one year since I prayed a simple prayer that resulted in my book, Messianic Stories: How Christian and Jewish Believers are Coming Together. Each time I received a …

Passover

Let’s Talk Matzah

It was beautiful. Jew and Gentile. Adults and children. Worshipping. Celebrating. Eating together at the table of fellowship. That is how it was in the nascent, first-century church after Jesus ascended. And is happening again. I’m still pinching myself. I keep seeing scenes of the event in my mind. The “Dayenu” song tune keeps playing …

Faith Passover

Two Dresses

Growing up, Passover was my highlight of the year. At my father’s church, large gatherings of several churches within the denomination came together. It is still something to look forward to today. The Passover celebration was a schedule filled with festivities. Not the kind you might be thinking about with arts and crafts, bunnies decorations, …

Faith

Letting Go

When I tell people I’m an introvert, they always respond surprised – especially when they learn that my professional background is in the field of programming. Generally, people have an impression that programmers are impersonal and Einstein-head-looking individuals. Though I used to be very shy, what forced me out of my comfort zone was going …

Christian Living

Never Alone

One of the loneliest moments in my life happened during my year abroad in Manchester, England. I was completing my senior year of undergraduate studies in computer science at the University of Manchester. It occurred about 5 months after my arrival. Having prepared a simple dinner, my friend, Elizabeth, and I sat down to enjoy …