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How to Heap Coals of Fire

 Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For in doing so, you will heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord will reward you (Amplified Bible, classic edition).  As a hippy-chick, ’70’s teenager, I had […]

Extravagant Love

My husband loves me extravagantly. Not extravagant in the sense of lacking restraint in spending money, as in “it was rather extravagant to buy both,” nor in the sense that he exceeds what is reasonable or appropriate. You see, my beloved enjoys lavishing me with costly gifts. He is not […]

To Love is to be Vulnerable

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid […]

The Cherishing Ministry of Jesus

“You know when you meet someone who has come to absolute reality of the love of God,” said Brennan Manning. “You are not a ragamuffin, you are beloved of God.” Manning’s anointed writing cemented within me the liberating concept of how deeply Abba loves me.  I literally wept while reading […]

If I Should Speak, Let it Be of Him

HOPE    GRACE, JUSTICE, KINDNESS.    FREEDOM,   MERCY.  LIFE. Question: What links all these words and concepts? Answer: Jesus! The lyrics in Big Daddy Weave’s song, “My Story” explain it perfectly. I love this song! Love, love, love it! It has become my prayer, my hearts desire. “If I told […]