He Was a Fake! Conquering Fear Part 4

“Did trains even go down this far?” I wondered, highly doubting it. And I wondered if the man was a porter at all, despite my hubby assurances that all those Red Cap guys were there to help with baggage. “You thought he wanted to steal your bags??” he’d asked in amazement. “You should have let him help.Continue reading “He Was a Fake! Conquering Fear Part 4”

Lost in the Big Apple: Conquering Fear Part 3

City Island, Yankee Stadium, Botanical Gardens, and Little Italy where my husband grew up. Where else but The Bronx?! After overcoming the paralyzing fear I first felt upon moving to New York, I learned to love the city! What a fascinating place to live, with its multitude of shops, languages, and ethnic groups! 

Unlocked Doors in the Bronx? Conquering Fear Part 2

Some things we go through stay with us through the years, even if they seemed negative at the time. For when we allow the Lord to work in situations, he can turn anything, even ashes, into something beautiful. Having a fenced yard with a German Shepherd watchdog made me feel safe. So safe that IContinue reading “Unlocked Doors in the Bronx? Conquering Fear Part 2”

God’s Dog and Overcoming Fear

The Lord led us to move from Colorado to the Bronx one year before coming to Italy. We really didn’t know why. We only knew it was right. Only later did we see that that move was but the first step in a long series of the Lord’s leading. Yet the move filled me withContinue reading “God’s Dog and Overcoming Fear”

God’s Money Changing Hands

During one of our neediest times years ago, our pastor came forward to pay our rent for us. Hubby had quit his job after his employer started expecting unethical things. We felt it was more important to follow our consciences and Scripture rather than take underhanded earnings. Even if it meant facing want and need.

God’s Love in a Kitten, Part II

God often works and shows his love in mysterious ways. So mysterious or unusual that it can seem like mere chance or circumstance. In fact Scripture states, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out.” (Romans 11:33Continue reading “God’s Love in a Kitten, Part II”

John Stott: Radical Discipleship

I would imagine that most (or at least many) Christ-followers have at least heard of John Stott, well-known for his godly writings which greatly influenced the global church. But he was perhaps most remembered as the pastors’ pastor, loved for his humble simplicity. Two things, however, stand out in particular for me.