Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t […]
Author: TROY A MURPHY
THE PRACTICE OF BEING WHERE YOU ARE
A 4-month-old baby rescued from the Nepal earthquake disaster – 22 hours after the earthquake struck. An amazing moment for the mother. An unforgettably rewarding moment for the soldiers who rescued him. Could you imagine the […]
I SEE ELEPHANTS!
I feel the sheer size of their presence instantly as it crowds out honesty in a room. I see their massive shape block the loving view of others the creator instilled in us. I watch […]
WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET?
What are you hiding? Something that no one knows about you? Maybe you have hid it for so long there are times that you forget. It’s still there. In the closet. Behind a door that masks […]
MY TINY DROP PERSPECTIVE
I am awakened to my tiny drop perspective in a never ending universe of understanding God. I am small. He is infinite. I often think very small and find myself spending energy where I am […]
BLEEDING BROKEN HEARTS
I feel very moved today. People suffering. Terror of ISIS. Poverty in Africa. Sex slavery. Abuse. Abortions. Cancer. And now, Nepal, a massive earthquake. How does your heart feel? Anything? Sometimes we simply don’t want to […]
WHEN ADVERSITY HITS: “ROYAL ODDS”
CHAPEL FOR THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ON FEBRUARY 5th 2011 – THE NIGHT BEFORE THE SUPERBOWL ROYAL We often think of “royalty” in terms of Kings, Queens, great palaces, wealth, easy living, independent….in control. Spiritual “Royalty” looks […]
MOVING AWAY FROM “STUCK”
I recently had the invitation to travel to the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada and spend a week in a canoe. Quetico is one of the most rugged remote wilderness parks in the world that promises spectacular views […]
TRANSPARENT JESUS: HOW TRANSPARENT ARE WE TO BE?
Our family loves art. We are all fans of any type of visual expression that moves us from where we are emotionally or intellectually. My wife created this “TRANSPARENT JESUS” for Good Friday this year […]