The Gospel Which Unites Us

I sat quietly in the car pondering what I had heard. My husband was doing the driving which made it easier for me to get lost in thought. A question was asked, “Have you ever worked hard to earn something?” I listened to the woman sharing how she always had what she needed. She never lacked […]

Joy In Our Sorrow

Pondering on “joy” today.   Because life is difficult sometimes and even finding a smile for the day becomes a challenge. As my pastor shared in his sermon this Sunday, sometimes the proper response to injustice, to suffering, to grief, to evil is–to simply weep.   In her book, Dancing With My Father, my sweet mentor, […]

Entrusted, God Meets You In “This” Place

About six weeks ago I began Beth Moore’s Bible study, Entrusted. I opened the study with both excitement and a sense of urgency. We were immediately introduced to Paul’s vulnerable heart, and his faithful words to Timothy, his “beloved son”. The challenge was laid before us. We set out with an “enormous goal”–to be “mighty servants of […]

Faithfulness, It’s What God Asks Of Us

I love Mary Cassatt’s work. She does such a beautiful job of portraying the sweetness and innocence of childhood, and the beauty of motherhood. So much so, that during our picture study time (we’ve been going through several of Cassatt’s works in the past weeks) my daughter remarked, “She must love children!”   Her thoughts […]

Be Still And Know That He Is God

Sometimes the biggest thing you can do… The most effective move you can make… The greatest impact you can have… The most difficult response to your situation… Is to “Be still and know that He is God,” (Ps. 46:10).   And yet, difficult as it may be, when you are at that place of knowing that […]

God’s “Bigness” Is More Than Enough

There is a wholeness, a FULLness that comes from God’s tender touch on our hearts. He is able to renew us and fill cavernous depths which are unreachable by people in our life, unsearchable by those who know and love us. Every appetite, pursuit, endeavor, and dream that promises to fill that bottomless chasm, fails to fulfill […]

Wait For It {Every Seed Planted Will Yield A Harvest}

  For weeks the Lord has reminded me of the power of hope. Perhaps you’re living through an awfully difficult situation. Maybe you’re tired of the opposition, and you’ve got no fight left in you. Or, perhaps, like me, you see the chaos, but you refuse to believe this is the end of your story. […]

Every Thought Captive To The Obedience Of Christ

Situations in your life may serve to shut you down, quiet you up, and force you into a corner in fear. Can I remind you… that’s not the stand of the Christian. That’s not how we fight or live life. Scripture reminds us to “cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the […]

Hope Overflowing

Perhaps you’re facing a seemingly hopeless situation. Maybe you’ve looked at what’s going on in the world, in your nation, in your home, and you’ve stopped believing anything good can come out of this.   The scary thing about losing hope is that we become cynical, embittered, and angry. Without hope we lose sight of […]

Seeking Out The Lost

Photo Credit: Lawrence OP Flickr via Compfight cc The New Testament gospels give us deep insight into the heart of God for us. If we rush through the old, familiar stories, we miss the revelation of who He is. What happens when we sit before God’s living word with a desire to know Him? What happens […]