Love, Worship

A New Way to Worship

So, crazy thing… I decided to start playing the violin. Then, I learned it was the hardest instrument to learn. Yikes! I do always go in headfirst. Thing is, it’s a blast!

It’s technical and challenging which is exactly the way I like my extracurricular activities. It reminds me of playing golf. There are so many variables to hitting a sweet shot. The swing, your stance, the ball, the club, the terrain, the weather… and your mood, all affect the outcome. It was easier for me to learn to ride my 1100cc V-Twin motorcycle.

Why did I want to learn the violin? I had played briefly as a child, and I kept getting this urge to play again. I couldn’t remember how. I know I wasn’t good at it. But I couldn’t shake this feeling of playing in the Spirit, moving and dancing with Jesus.

I longed to hear the sweetness of the music while getting lost in my Father’s embrace. I wanted to worship Him.

It’s been several months now, and I can see a huge improvement. I can only play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, a few bars of Amazing Grace, and some exercise scales. But when I hit that note just right my heart leaps. I can feel the music through my whole body and soul.

One day, I’ll be able to play a whole song. One day, I’ll be able to play and dance with Jesus.

Christianity, Love, Spiritual Realm, Worship

Podcast: Taking a Break

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 23

The times and seasons are changing, and we are changing too. We are taking a break this summer while Sharon gets married and moves into a new house. We are super excited to see what God is going to with us as we start this new adventure. Feel free to email us at with any questions, comments or concerns. Be blessed and have a great summer.

Christianity, Love, Purpose, Spiritual Realm, Worship

Podcast: Healing Restoration & Love

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 22



We entered in to see a pool of water as deep as the earth and talked about its depths, life and healing love. God is healing the body of Christ through love for His people and planet. The darkness doesn’t have a chance. God loves us and will deliver us to care for ourselves and others.


† By God’s grace.
Christianity, Love, Purpose, Spiritual Realm, Worship

Podcast: The Giraffe & Shalom

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 21



We saw some amazing things that led us into a discussion about God’s intentions for healing the nations. There were many animals coming together in peace and love. We are Americans and we have a long way to go in our church body to help other nations. We do help, but what are the church’s motives? Where is our heart for others?


† By God’s grace.
Christianity, Love, Purpose, Spiritual Realm, Worship

Podcast: Biggg Strawberry

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 20



The fruit of the Spirit of God is ready to harvest, but are we? How do we test the fruit and what measurements can we use? This episode digs into what happens to the fruit we produce and what the angels do to help.

We are a bit drunk in the Spirit during the first part, so stay tuned for the meat.


† By God’s grace.