20160730_140912When the same key word crosses my path twice in one day from two different sources, I pay attention. The word, Koinonia, first caught my attention during a church sermon at Black Rock Church this past Sunday morning.

Later that day, I received a message from a relatively new friend in Christ, Marianne Schmidt. She was responding to my message thanking her for the wonderfully inspiring time at her house the day before. Her note simply said “Koinonia….” I thought, could that be the same word preached in church today? Continue reading


IMG_6821I had a great time yesterday at the Black Rock Church in Fairfield, Connecticut. Their fearless leader, Sharon Lempke, invited me to speak at the MOPs annual brunch. The presence of the Holy Spirit was palpable and moving.

The ladies you can tell, are well-discipled and leaning on the Lord and each other. Some shared difficulities they are facing in thier lives right now; humbling to realize the breadth and depth of suffering right here in our community. And yet, with Christ, I witnessed a joy that defied their circumstances. Truly a testament of faith.  Continue reading