Voni's View

Our vision depends on where we are standing


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 […]


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 […]


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  . . […]

The Call in My Life

It always amazes me when I see God step into my life to give me answers to my questions. I want to share the last three answers.   1/As I am struggling to clarify what I should now do since Joe has gone home, yesterday I pick up My Utmost for His Highest devotional and […]

A New Journey Beginning

March 4, 2017 Saturday Night 8 pm. Portland, Oregon It has been almost a month since Joe left us to go and celebrate His walk with the Lord and be with Him! I’m becoming a little more accustomed to him not being here, but it is still strange. I miss him holding my hand, even […]


  “Brazilians call it SAUDADE: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable. – All things born of the soul that can only be felt.” — Anthony De Sa Memories of past moments of joy that come flooding into our minds when a melody is played. Missing the sound of a beloved voice. […]

2017 Is Here

Jesus Christ is living and His life is within us via the Holy Spirit of God, the Father. The reality of these words give me the courage to walk ahead into the coming year, You and I are standing in the midst of the unknown. Our feet are firmly planted on the rock of Jesus […]