Kesha: How God Spoke to Me Through My Name in Africa

Swahili is an African language spoken in Kenya. After I introduced myself to a new Kenyan friend during our recent trip to Kibera in Nairobi, he replied, “You have a beautiful name. Do you know what it means in Swahili?” I shook my head and said, “No, what does it mean?” He said, “Kezia (pronounced … Continue reading Kesha: How God Spoke to Me Through My Name in Africa

Jesus, The Ultimate Rest

A Personal Reflection on Matthew 12:1-8 Read Matthew 12:1-8 I confess: Whenever I read this passage, my usual inclination is to agree with the Pharisees, who were quick to criticize Jesus for violating the Sabbath. I identify with how they felt witnessing Jesus and His disciples go against the established law of their time. I … Continue reading Jesus, The Ultimate Rest


Genesis Clouds moved in and darkness encircled me; the waters roared and wrecked my identity. Sorrow and despair would not let me be; anger and defeat besieged my soul weary.  On every side, I saw nothing  but waste in the abyss of resentment. Your Spirit hovered over my shriveling life. You spoke, light appeared—it held … Continue reading Genesis

I Am His

I Am His I am more a sinner than a saint. Yet the Father calls me righteous without restraint. Not because I have any merit, but because of the Lamb’s blood spilt on Calvary. O what is man that You are mindful of him? My heart is bursting with Your deep love, my King. How … Continue reading I Am His