Holding on to Your Peace…Even During the Most Horrific Circumstances

An artist's rendition of Stephen's death and heavenly vision. The story of Stephen in the book of Acts has always been fascinating to me because during the most violent and tragic part of his life – the day of his death – Stephen is still able to maintain incomprehensible peace and a powerful vision of God. If you don’t know the story, Stephen is accused of blasphemy in Acts 6 and is brought … [Read more...]

The Holy Spirit at Work – Even in the Midst of Autism

There is so much freedom in surrendering our hopes and desires to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will do exceeding abundantly above what we ask or think. Two things happened today. I attended my son’s IEP meeting, and we talked about the Holy Spirit in the staff Bible study at my job. At first glance, they seem to have nothing to do with each other. However, the IEP meeting was confirmation … [Read more...]

Reflections & Worshipping Above Sorrow

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). I dread the month of June every year. It’s a hard month for me. It’s difficult because I was married on June 19th and my husband died on June 21st after our third wedding anniversary. It’s been four years since he died, but this time of … [Read more...]