Does Fear Nullify Your Identity?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt ashamed for being scared? As if it were a sin? I have. Shortly before the pandemic struck, I struggled with fear over some disconcerting blood work with my daughter and worked hard to combat it by bringing my fears over and over to God and preaching to myself until peace came. Read More

Counting Covid Deaths

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, the world calls for me to become a death counter – one who counts deaths, especially Covid deaths. The verb count has at least a couple of meanings: (1) to determine the total number. E.g, “We have one hundred thirty deaths as of today in my county due Read More

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And He Called – A Collection of Discoveries in Leviticus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over and over the words stand out, repeated, “lay your hand on the head” of the sacrifice. Only then does the Lord accept its death in the sinner’s place, to purify and enable him to see God’s face. The sinner must only trust. An act of distrust by one (Adam) separated us and an act Read More

George Floyd

Reading Time: < 1 minute I watched George Floyd die. I asked, “Jesus, where are you there?” Two words immediately came to mind, Christ Crushed, from Isaiah 53:5. A conversation Elie Wiesel described in his book, Night, replays in my mind. As he watched a young boy slowly choke to death, hanging from gallows in a concentration camp, he heard Read More

It's one thing to have THE most powerful title in the world at a given time in history, but for THE King of kings to know you by name, now that's something else!

Amy Burgin

Choose Worship Over Worry Because Our God is Worthy

Reading Time: 3 minutes I gotta admit, sometimes this pandemic freaks me out. Every day I work to read what God says before I read the words of the President, the CDC, and Italy. Just when I think I conquered the fear of the pandemic, I receive a private message, with an explicit command embedded inside, “be scared out Read More

The Righteous Made Perfect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the morning, I read about Nadab and Abihu. The brothers offered unauthorized fire, so fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them (Leviticus 10). Their father, Aaron the priest, stands silent. Like Aaron, I’m silent too because before I read that, my mind had been fixed on the fact that Read More

Name the Good

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Adam and Eve sinned, God pursued. When they hid, God called, “Where are you?” God’s Response in the Heart Wrenching When they answered, God spoke in Genesis 3:14-19. He cursed the serpent with an exclamation mark and warned him of his coming doom, his head would be struck by a Victor birthed from the Read More

It’s Not Our Job to Make Christmas Special

Reading Time: 4 minutes On Saturday, December 21st, I made a cup of coffee, raised the blinds of my bedroom window, sat in bed and wrote out my morning pages.  Morning pages are just a dump of your brain onto paper. Julia Cameron taught me about them in her book The Artist’s Way. I’ve found they help me know Read More

Know Your Deeper Story

Reading Time: 5 minutes A dear friend and I gathered for lunch. She sat across the table from me and grieved, “My life has not turned out as I had planned.  We are behind financially. We sold our house and our acreage in our youth to follow God and here we are now, almost empty-nesters, with no house of Read More

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