Voni's View

Our vision depends on where we are standing

Is Jesus Is In My Boat?

At this moment, a memory comes into my mind.  Mark 4:35-41 It is night and Jesus is sleeping peacefully in the small fishing boat with his disciples out in the middle of Lake Galilee, a lake that is treacherous because of the unexpected storms that appear, then dissipate.   Suddenly, a high wind comes sweeping […]

MOVING

I AM MOVING FROM PORTLAND, OREGON, TO VALDOSTA,GEORGIA  DURING THIS TWO WEEKS, UNTIL AFTER THE 18TH, I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PUT MUCH HERE  I LEAVE HERE ON RED-EYE FRIDAY EVE, AUGUST 18, TO ATLANTA.  THANKFUL I DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL BY BURRO AND CART!    LANAE (my 2nd daughter) will meet me in Atlanta. The […]

And Now What?? …

  God told me to Ask, Seek and Knock.  I did.  And NOW WHAT?    “[a]Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking […]

Forgiveness and Trust = Relax and Live in the Moment.

2017 July 09 Portland, Oregon NOW, WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES THAT MEAN???   Ok, let’s go back a bit…see if you have been through some of this also? Background:  I have a couple of relatives who have hurt me – many times.  I’ve talked with God about them many times.  You notice the phrase here “many times”  […]

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM GOING. I DON’T.

Prov 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Holy Bible, New Living Translation ®, copyright © 1996   July 1976 I love the 3rd chapter of Proverbs.  I […]

Circles of Life

Portland, Oregon January, 1991 FULL CIRCLE   I’m sitting on the half circle podium with the other pastors. (Did you get that phrase?  “other pastors?”  I’m a pastor, can you believe it?  At this large church, I am now the pastor of education.  ALL of the myriads of children and adult Bible classes, the school with grades 1-6.. I am responsible […]

THE WORDS ARE ON THE PAPER!

I learned something important today! I want to share what happened and see what you think. As many of you know, I’ve been working with people in Natal, and an outstanding lawyer in Brasilia, Brazil, for about four years to acquire my Brazilian citizenship. (Someone tonight asked me “why do I want it?” You can […]

WOW!  GOD DID THIS? 

Belo Horizonte, MG  Brazil 1984 I am in the kitchen with two neighbor girls who came over to help and we are cleaning up after lunch. The kitchen is “sticky-warm;” which means my clothes keep clinging to my body.  I am eager to get outside again. It’s a sunny day with a refreshing breeze – […]

Why am I returning to Natal, Brazil?

A very good question that I am repeatedly being asked. How can I answer it ?   I’m going to attempt to keep the answer short enough for you to read it, and with enough info for you to understand.  When I started searching for the answer, I discovered it isn’t as easy as I thought […]

An Altar in My Mind…

ALTARS – in the Old Testament, people of God built altars: to celebrate a victory, to mark the place of decision, to give God glory and request His help . . . These altars were a visible reminder of something important.  So it is with the following:   An ALTAR in my mind  . . […]