Say “Yes to the Dress”

When I looked at the picture on her phone my heart overwhelmed me and caused my eyes to flood with tears.  I guess I wasn’t ready to see my little girl Anna all grown up wearing the wedding dress she picked out.  My little girl who claimed she would never wear a dress said, “YES […]

A Prayer for “Infinitely More” in 2019

Reflecting on 2018 this text from Eph. 3:20 came to mind:  “He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would every dare to ask or hope,” (NLT). I could list countless examples of how this verse has proven true over and over again this last year for Oceans Ministries, but here is a recent […]

Learning from the Language of Heaven – O come Let us Adore Him

One of my all-time favorite Christmas Choruses is “O Come Let Us Adore Him.”  The powerful lyrics and music bring forth such exuberant praise for the amazing gift of Jesus-graciously given to us by a Good Father.  The other morning I asked Siri to play the triumphant song on YouTube and she did not disappoint […]

Learning from the Language of Heaven – His Love Wins!

God continues to speak to me about the concept of “hope!” Ever since the end of October I have had daily encounters with this precious Biblical theme.  In fact right after writing this blog I will jump into a sermon for this coming Sunday, any guess on what Lenten subject I was given to teach on?  […]

Learning from the Language of Heaven – The Anointing

“I’m a heroine baby. My mother gave me up and I have no idea who my father is and I’m just trying to do the best I can to make it,” sobbed Amy. For the past several months Patty and I have gotten to know Amy and her family who live in a hotel on […]

Learning from the Language of Heaven – Silence

  “There was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour…” (Rev. 8:1 NLT).   “Silence!” A word we are not very familiar with in our noise saturated society. Yet, in the heavenly realm-where worship is the continual heartbeat of the thick atmosphere around the throne-there is a stunning silence.   What would cause millions […]