For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

Why Jesus Return Matters

Why Jesus Return Matters

Hello Altered Stories Family! I hope you all are well, and staying safe during these extraordinary times. I want to ask you a question, if Yeshua Jesus is returning in body form, why should we care? Seriously, why should we be concerned if he returns or not, to set up...

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Freedom Inside the Fence

Freedom Inside the Fence

Hello Altered Stories Family, In my last article I talked about what freedom in Christ is not. Now I want to talk about what it is, and just like last time, it may not be what you think. As I write we are in a dilemma, where we are divided over the future of America....

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What Freedom in Christ is Not

What Freedom in Christ is Not

Hello Altered Stories Family. As July is often related to freedom, I wanted to take a moment to reflect, and this may not go the direction you might expect. When you think of freedom, what words come to mind? Perhaps flags, fireworks, food and fun? However, the Bible...

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Shalom

Shalom

Hello Altered Stories Family, This month, I wanted to tackle the subject of Shalom, which in Hebrew means peace.  However, peace is not the only meaning of the word.  Among others it can mean complete welfare, or prosperity, wholeness, harmony, and wellness. Does the...

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Be the Light in the Darkness

Be the Light in the Darkness

Hello Altered Stories Ministry Family, As I was considering what to write this week with the world on fire, fear and mistrust running rampant.  I wanted to take a step back, take a deep breath, and look at everything through God’s eyes. We have a massive gaping wound...

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Your First Breath in Eternity

Your First Breath in Eternity

Hello Altered Stories Family, Let me set the stage for a moment. You are fast asleep, and your husband comes in, waking you up with bad news. Not just the ordinary kind, but the kind of news that twists your gut. One of your dear friends has taken their last breath...

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New Mercies

New Mercies

Hello Altered Stories Family! Have you ever had one of those moments where you are so overcome that you know you don’t deserve new mercy, because you have so screwed up? I have. When I had come back to the Lord, and was slowly getting my life right before him after...

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You Don’t Have to Make Lemonade

You Don’t Have to Make Lemonade

How are we doing, really? And how is our sanity measured -- by how we stay connected, how much Vitamin D we’re getting, how many projects we’re finally getting to? Maybe we should pump the brakes. Not every expanse of time needs to be optimized. Not every waking...

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Our Blessed Hope

Our Blessed Hope

Photo Credit: www.freebibleimages.org Hello Altered Stories Family, As we have finished the season of Passover, and the celebration of our  Lord’s resurrection, I want to take a moment to consider what is coming next. When I first gave my life to the Lord, and I...

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A Glance at Passover

A Glance at Passover

Hello Altered Stories Ministry Family, During this time of being locked down, I wanted to take a few moments to talk about a time in my life that was so impacting, and what that means for right here, right now. A few years ago when I lived in Phoenix, Mike and I were...

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