So … probably everyone else except me already knew about this, but I just learned about the S.O.A.P. method for studying the Bible. It makes a lot of sense to me. So I thought I’d share it here. S.O.A.P. stands for Scripture Observation Application Prayer It’s great because you can use it by yourself orContinue reading “SOAP”

Moses and the Promised Land

Two days ago the gifted Christian missionary and blogger, Jennifer Arimborgo, wrote an amazing article titled, “Moses DID Get into the Promised Land!” That sent more than a few of her hundreds of followers reaching for our Bibles (always a Good Thing!). Jennifer points to Matthew 17: “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter andContinue reading “Moses and the Promised Land”


This poem by the Russian writer Elena Mikhalkova was making the rounds earlier this year. Sometimes I think this is how it can “feel” from the inside when God is leading us through difficult times. My grandmother once gave me a tip: In difficult times, you move forward in small steps. Do what you haveContinue reading “Poem”


I have written here about my first amazing encounter with the Holy Spirit. It was within days of my salvation. Holy Spirit clearly and in no uncertain terms let me know that self-hatred is a sin which I must stop. The message was crystal clear, “You are defying God’s will when you hate what GodContinue reading “Relapse”