Easter: “The cost of God’s love!”

As we reflect on the life and sacrifice of our Lord and celebrate His resurrection and victory over death, let us not overlook the great love and sacrifice of the Father. On Easter Sunday 2016, Julie, the girls, and I gathered to watch “The Passion” musical, hosted by Tyler Perry. As it started, I asked Read More …

Walking with Jesus – Part 2 – The intimacy of God’s Spirit

In our preceding post, we celebrated the intimacy the 12 apostles enjoyed walking with Jesus here on Earth. The reality for us is that the intimacy they experienced walking with Jesus is surpassed by the intimacy we now have with Him and the Father through the Holy Spirit! I know this is a long post Read More …

Walking with Jesus – Part 1 – The intimacy of the Twelve

As we reflect on the life and sacrifice of our Lord and celebrate His resurrection and victory over death, let us not overlook the great love and sacrifice of the Father. As we read through the Gospels, we are given a small glimpse into the intimacy of Jesus and his disciples. They walked with him, Read More …

Free Audio Version of Book on YouTube!

Happy New Year to our family and friends! We have made available a free audio version of the book on YouTube. The linked playlist is setup by chapter. Please share it as the Spirit leads you.

Bored with God?

Do you feel bored regarding your relationship with God? I believe that if we are honest, we have all experienced a time when our passion and excitement for God has been more like an ember than a blaze. We know that God never changes. His character, His grace, His mercy, and His love are perfect Read More …

Face to Face

What does it mean to seek God’s heart? Seeking God’s heart means to seek His intimate presence. It means to seek to know Him beyond our religious doctrine. It means to know Him face to face. The Hebrew word for “face” is simply translated as “presence”.  We are to seek his “face” (his presence) continually. This Read More …

Markers, monuments, and memorials…

As we moved through the process of finding a marker that would reflect Kristen’s life, faith, and personality, we noticed the various names that were used to describe them. Although the difference is subtle, we see this object as a marker for the place where Kristen’s shell was laid to rest. We believe that her Read More …

Radiating God’s Love

A little part of Kristen’s journal for our Hawaii friends. You helped her grow her faith beyond what we could as her parents. Seeing her peers “radiating” love for and from Jesus was a powerful testimony. – – – “I sin every day & I am fully aware of what I do, but I call Read More …

In the light of His Glory and Grace

The truth of this song is manifested in our lives as God carries us through the storm of Kristen’s physical death. How precious is the gift of faith we have been given! The gift is not to be hidden. It is our obligation to share! “Our grief is swallowed up in the light of His Read More …

2016 – Trials and Triumphs

The sun has set on 2016. It has been a year of great trial and great blessing. Thank you Lord for the trials and triumphs of 2016. We especially thank you that our most difficult trial resulted in the fulfillment of your most precious promise for our sweet island princess. We praise God that Kristen Read More …