November 23, 2020

 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. (1 John 2:27, NAS95)...

November 17, 2020

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.  (John 15:2, ESV)

     When lockdown in England began, we were allowed some time to exercise each day. I, like many others, took this...

November 9, 2020

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (John 15:1-2,ESV)

Pruning. In my head it makes sense. Fruit trees are pruned...

November 5, 2020

 “And in that day, declares the Lord, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots; and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds.”  (Micah 5:10-11, ESV)


God has a strange idea of what victory looks like...

October 26, 2020

 Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. (John 15:4, TLV)


I was overwhelmed. I hadn’t had quiet time in months. With a 1.5 and a 2.5 year old, my daily time with God had dwindled to Please be here today in the mornings, and I missed you today at night. Motherhood can fee...

October 19, 2020

And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. (Matthew 13:23, NAS95)  

I love the metaphors of Scripture. They posses...

October 12, 2020

 I will sing for the one I love 
    a song about his vineyard: 
My loved one had a vineyard 
    on a fertile hillside. 
He dug it up and cleared it of stones 
    and planted it with the choicest vines. 
He built a watchtower in it 
...

October 5, 2020

“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.”  (John 15:8, ESV)

I keep coming back to this scripture now that I’ve been in full-time ministry for a few years.  What kind of fruit in my life glorifies the Father?  I suppose...

September 28, 2020

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.” (John 14:23, NAS95) 

Obedience can sound or feel offensive. Interestingly, when it comes to God, I can think H...

September 21, 2020

 “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above the nations of the earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obe...

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