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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Divine Friendship {An Invitation}

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,  unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4 I’m reading through Trevor Hudson’s book, Beyond Loneliness: The Gift of God’s Friendship. In it, he shares, “Right where we are this moment, in the […]

Diffusing The Knowledge Of Christ

We think of ministry as big platforms, bright lights, fame, attention, and a mass following. But what about those of us who are less like Paul and Peter, and more like Jeremiah? Paul and Peter transformed the world in the power of the Holy Spirit. Masses came, repented, and joined the growing Church of God. […]

Truth and Grace

We’re reading through the book of Matthew when my 9-year-old stops mid-paragraph, “Hmmm, Jesus has some really good sayings!” She’s struck by the way His words cut right through the facades. He slices through the wrong motives with accuracy. He targets the source of the opposer’s discontent, anger, and bitterness. He sees the jealousy and rebellion even when it comes in disguise. […]

Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy.  Joy–refusing to die. Will not be quieted. Refusing to be harassed, and pushed off to the side. Joy–defying the circumstances, settling our hearts, anchoring our soul, and steadying our spirit. Joy–refusing to be extinguished, refusing to sit out on this dance called life. Joy–abounding, resounding, compounding. Defiant Joy.  Will not be quenched. Refusing to be smothered, destroyed, and […]