Intimacy with God – A Story

Ama (Mother) Phoebe, known for her spiritual wisdom and gentle and discerning heart, was approached by a young pilgrim, concerned about feeling distant from God. Listening with prayerful attentiveness to the young woman’s tearful account, Ama Phoebe discerned her to...

Looking Back While Looking Forward

Remembering Jesus and His words prevents turning back once you have put your ‘hand to the plough’(v.62). The farmer         needs to plough straight rows so he shouldn’t be looking back. But at the end of the row, he sees how...

Have you heard what I just said?

Have you ever had someone say to you, “Did you hear what I just said?” I’ve heard this a few times. Typically, I’ll respond by saying, “I heard exactly what you said and repeat what I heard word for word.” The problem though hasn’t been with my hearing, it’s been with...

Believe Only

This week we’re looking at Luke 8:22-56.  It begins with Jesus and his disciples getting into a boat to go to the other side of a lake.  While they’re sailing, Jesus falls asleep and a squall suddenly comes down on the lake.  The disciples, (some of...