Tag Archives: faith

Defining Sparks of Joy

I felt them. Like flecks of light in the dark, little sparks of joy have flitted in and out of my life these past couple weeks. That begs the question. What is joy? I guess I should try to define joy first. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it in three different ways: The emotion evoked by ...continue reading

Walking in Trust

This is perhaps the quote that surprised me the most.  Why?  I know I wrote it.  Still, it popped out, seemingly from nowhere, but it forms the backbone of The Athena File’s theme.  Abigail speaks it.  Where, I’m not telling.  You’ll have to read to find out. How many times have we done exactly what ...continue reading

Redwood Refreshment

  “You’re standing on holy ground.” Those words, paraphrased from the Book of Joshua, echoed in my ears as I stood outside of the administrative offices at the Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center three weeks ago.  At that point in my life, I badly needed refreshment.  To say the winter had been frantically busy was ...continue reading

Getting Ready for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas has been a hard road this year. It all started in November.  I knew it would be busy.  That particular month always is in my line of work.  What I didn’t expect was the intensity.  One week, I completed a review of applications.  That Sunday, I flew to Oregon for a conference.  ...continue reading

The Ephesians 5 Couple: The United Couple  However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.  —Ephesians 5:33 (ESV)  We’ve heard it before.  A celebrity couple announces that they’re divorcing, but that they remain best friends.  At the beginning of April, that was ...continue reading