Questions Jesus Asked – Matthew 5

Today I began reading the Gospel of Matthew to see what questions Jesus asked. Matthew’s account gives a genealogy, a brief account of the birth of Jesus, and an introduction of John the baptist all before the baptism of Jesus and witness accounts of his ministry and speaking. The first question Jesus asks comes in … [Read more…]

Questions Jesus Asked

I have an issue with accountability, specifically in regards to my daily walk with the Lord. It shouldn’t be difficult to start my day with God. Even with a bay window nook that I created specifically for quiet time, free of distractions, it seems that screen time wins out every morning. It’s interesting because I … [Read more…]

Here I am Lord

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8 This passage from Isaiah has been resonating with in various aspects of my life for the last few months. It was part of a devotional on the local mission … [Read more…]


Last week I had the privilege to return to my Alma Mater, Concordia University, Nebraska, for a conference put on by the DCE department. I jumped at the chance to return to the place where one the chapters of my story began. What was even more exciting, was that for the first time since we had … [Read more…]


Time is a precious commodity, isn’t it? We hold the time we have close to us and do our best to spend it where we want to spend it. More often than not, I realize that it’s not my time, it’s God’s time. He has gifted me with life, which means he is the timekeeper. … [Read more…]


“My name is Mamie, not like Eisenhower, because I don’t have any money.” That’s how I was introduced to the homeowner, whose house we worked on while serving in Crisfield, MD last week. We should have been able to meet Lewis too, but he had had a stroke a few weeks back and was in … [Read more…]

Joy of the Lord

I’ve started writing several posts over the last week. But I never hit the “Publish” button. Too much stress. Too much whining. Not enough actual content worth sharing with the world. Halfway through this week, I am leaning into the Lord because any other route will be fruitless. I am wearing this bracelet today: It … [Read more…]