Peculiar Road

Peculiar Road 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Peculiar. It is peculiar, how this faith thing works. How in the middle of a hurricane comes a calm. How the twisted turns of life brings out a dependence from…

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Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy

Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy 640 640 Robert Alan Rife

In early November of 2016, I participated in a class toward my ordination entitled “Vocational Excellence.” This is part 4 of the paper I submitted, aimed at constructing and presenting a…

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Hand Over My Heart

Hand Over My Heart 1920 1186 Sarah Rennicke

I haven’t realized just how scared I am of handing over my heart to You until the wrappers of my self-denial peel off and I delicately hold its fragile contents…

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To Give Of My Love

To Give Of My Love 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Perfect love casts out fear.      -1 John 4:19     “Keep holding out your heart,” You say to me. As if this suggestion will suddenly solve all the pain I’ve…

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Tracing My Obsession

Tracing My Obsession 1920 1280 Nathaniel Lee Hansen

It’s been said that if you’re a writer, you write about your obsessions, whether you intend to or not. For me, that means poems and short stories (the bulk of…

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Surrender 1920 1080 Sarah Rennicke

Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him. -2 Timothy 2:11   Surrender. To truly surrender, what will it take of me?…

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Barren Land and Plenty

Barren Land and Plenty 1920 1279 Sarah Rennicke

Rough scrape of leaves across pavement. Trees blend of barren twigs for branches, burnt orange, red wine, apple yellow. Invisible God manifested in the breeze cool on my face, gliding…

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Live Exposed

Live Exposed 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

To live with an exposed heart takes the most terrifying courage. Sitting in silence, inviting your heart to speak, takes a patience that tests your belief. This is going to…

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Fit My Soul

Fit My Soul 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Who am I? Who am I with the graveclothes off? When I am unwrapped from the weight of analyzing everything and paralyzed by the fear of not doing the right…

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Calm Yourself

Calm Yourself 1920 1280 Sarah Rennicke

Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. -Psalm 86:11     You, the…

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Three Ways To Start Over On New Year’s Day

Three Ways To Start Over On New Year’s Day 1280 960 Steve Austin

Mondays have gotten a bad rep through the years, but I look at it as a weekly do-over. Monday is a chance, every single week, to do something bigger, better,…

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God With Us

God With Us 3008 2000 Gail Davis

Isaiah was the Messianic prophet of God. People call him the Messianic prophet because a large number of his teachings to Judah and Jerusalem foretold the coming Messiah. A very…

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