Category Archives: StandingBeside

I was naked and you clothed Me

How time seems to fly around the holidays. It would seem that I have missed a couple of weeks of posting.  I can’t give you a specific success story this week but I can tell you that the last couple of weeks I have been more aware of the people around me and have tried to… Continue Reading

I was a stranger and you took Me in

Kind of a tough one, where do we encounter people that are thirsty? Saturday Morning, Tina and I went to Caribou coffee and anonymously purchased coffee for several people. It was great to just watch faces of people as they received their “Free Coffee.” Challenge #3: I was a stranger and you took Me in… Continue Reading

I was thirsty and you gave Me drink

Humm, No comments, did no one take on this challenge? Each day, 18,000 children die from hunger-related causes. We took  our entire office to Feed my Starving Children (FMSC) this week, we packed almost 10,000 meals in the  2 hours that we were there.  In 2012, FMSC passed a milestone: 600 million meals produced over our history. On to challenge… Continue Reading

Compassion in Action

Over the next 6 weeks I want to take a close look at what Jesus left us with in Mathew 25:34-40. Hopefully I can present us with a challenge to carry out each week as we look at the passage that has been called “The Great Compassion.”  To help you understand how large of a… Continue Reading


You stay the same through the ages, your love never changes!  There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning.  These words rang out on Saturday night as we experienced the Newsboys “Roaring like a Lion Tour” Concert.  There were a few things I learned that night.  I’d like to share… Continue Reading

A Simple Lunch

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch with a great friend again. Ivan Veldhuizen was in town for some Converge “Business” and he took a little break for a lunch at Five Guys.  My birthday is the 11th and Ivans is the 19th so it has become a tradition that we go out for lunch… Continue Reading


John Eldredge, in his little book, Dare to Desire, says, “God has rigged the world so that it only works when we embrace risk as the theme of our lives…All attempts to find a safer life, to live by the expectations of others, just kills the soul in the end.  That’s not how we find… Continue Reading


“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.         Leviticus Chapter 19 Verse 32 … As a young woman and mother I had the wonderful blessing of being mentored by many older women in our church.  I was about 25… Continue Reading