Ponder Anew

“God, if you would work out these details, I could better serve You.”

Do you hear that? Basically, I’m saying, “Since I know how I can best honor You, please arrange the season, skills, time and opportunities so I can accomplish A, B, and C for your Kingdom because that is the best way I can do that. Surely You want to free me up to do all these THINGS for You.”  Continue reading “Ponder Anew”

Notes on Resurrection Weekend

Easter weekend isn’t over yet and I already feel overflowing with thanks. The last few days involved much-needed lingering. Lingering over the Word on a pile of pillows, coffee in the sunshine, conversations in the kitchen, music and housework, calling people whose voices I miss, and learning about Passover traditions. Even the less Eastery things like wait-time at the DMV office, more waiting in a parking lot, and an extra block of driving because of construction all have given me plenty of time to ponder.

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The Best is Closer than We Think

One of my favorite missionary stories growing up was Otto Koning’s The Pineapple Story. He tells the account of how protecting his precious pineapples became more important than loving the PNG people he was there to reach with the Gospel. Through a series of humorous, infamous events, he finally yielded his pineapples to God. He surrendered his right to enjoy the fruits of his labors. When he got back to the States and shared his story, pineapples appeared all over the place.

Hang on. I have a small analogy to make. 🙂 Continue reading “The Best is Closer than We Think”