Devotional – Upstream

“MOSES! COME! Please…come…” I whimpered, exhausted and near tears as I jumped through thickets and over large rocks on the edge of the river. What if he drowns? Why does he keep swimming upstream? I can tell he’s getting tired! What started out as a little walk to the river had turned into rescue episode…

Devotional: The Piano Guy

Recently I enjoyed a lovely family vacation near Lincoln City, Oregon. It was amazing. The view of the beach and the ocean beyond, the sound of the waves, ever-shifting weather-scapes, and of course quality time with family all contributed to an incredible setting to celebrate Christmas. Good memories were made. It felt a little like…

Devotional: Autumn-Hearts

Well…for those of you serving in countries which have few seasons, I hope talking about Fall and pumpkin pie and apple-picking does not make you too homesick.  Ok, I won’t talk about the food, but here in Maryland, Fall has begun painting the tips of branches, and the colors are getting a little bolder, a…

Devotional: Waiting with Hope

What are you waiting for?  What is it that keeps your breath and heart suspended, your eyes searching the skies for a tiny cloud of hope?  What keeps your mind racing in circles chasing down the elusive “answer”?  What is it that you’re waiting for, but quit expecting long ago?  What is it that, when…

Devotional: Have Patience

“Have patience, have patience  Don’t be in such a hurry  When you get impatient  You only start to worry  Remember, remember that God is patient, too  Just think of all the times when others  Have to wait for you.”* Maybe some of you had the privilege of growing up with the children’s book-on-tape (CD for…

Devotional: Even Greater

The other day I turned on NPR on my way home from work just in time to hear a few minutes of Market Place.  It’s not really my favorite program since I don’t care much about business, but this time, something caught my attention. Ed Catmull from Pixar was being interviewed by the host, Kai…