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 […]

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. […]

The Gain Is Far Greater Than The Loss

I wonder, what are the things we’re counting as ‘gain’? What are we lifting high and holding tightly? Loss can be defined as, “the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value”. I wonder what my response would be to having to give up someone or something that I value? What’s my […]

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. […]

Take a Hold of Your Inheritance {and a printable}

There are mornings when we need to stand before God’s word until it washes our soul. Mornings when fear, worry, anxiety, and doubt creep up silently. We don’t hear a thing. Yet, we feel it’s strangling grip around our throat. Before we realize it, the heavy weight of it comes crashing down on our chest […]