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 […]

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 […]

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  . . […]

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 […]