I love that everyone is connecting so much on social media, through webinars, and email. We were created for community. After all, when God created us, he said “Let us make man in our image.” He was God in three persons: God the Father, Jesus God’s Son, and the Holy Spirit so why wouldn’t he/they … More Is It Too Soon?
Everyone has their own perspective… (Sara) Snippets of memories flashed. Bedroom exploits that had left her in tears. Rude comments and innuendos that confused her. And Brad’s many disappearances without explanation over the past six years of their marriage. Too numerous in these last few months to count anymore. They bombarded her with a sudden … More The Many Sides of Tragedy
What do you see when you look at the picture on the left? Animal? Zombie? Evil monster? Seems a little scary, right? Below is the actual picture. The bigger picture. The reality. When we look at something so close that everything around it fades out, all we see is a distorted view of reality. … More What Do You See?
Maybe you’ve never really thought about that question. Or maybe you shake your fist at him daily. Perhaps you’ve had a loss or tragedy occur in your life, and you can’t reconcile the idea that a loving, all powerful God could allow something so horrific. You’re not alone. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t at … More Are You Angry at God?
My latest novel, A Deadly Silence, soon to release, tackles the subject of pornography, sexual addiction and its potential for leading to domestic violence. This deadly force lurks in darkness and silence. Only by speaking about it, can we find hope, healing and redemption. Families are being destroyed, and while we might focus on the … More The Effects of Pornography on Our Children
I read something recently that challenged me to consider how I see my position in life. God tells us Jesus died to make us victorious, healed and free. So let’s flip our way of seeing how we approach life! You are not a sick person fighting to be well; you are a well … More Flip It
I wonder how farmers feel when they first plant seeds and then wait for the results? A harvest takes an entire season of plowing, planting, watering, cultivating, weeding, tending and, well…waiting. An entire season. Not a few days or weeks. Even though some plants sprout quickly, (thank you beans in kindergarten classrooms!), they still require … More Keep Stepping
“Even as we cling to the promises of divine truth, we scrutinize our natural world for answers that require supernatural solutions. Somehow we inherently believe that if we can understand the motivation and contextualization of our crisis, then we can contain it, reduce it, and eliminate it.” (Author Unknown) It’s encouraging to know that this … More Promises and Process
“If you change your thoughts, you will change your existence.” I’m not sure who said this, but I saw this quote recently and it made me think. The Bible says that “as a man thinketh, so is he.” I’ve never fully embraced that idea. I guess I didn’t really understand the meaning behind it. Or … More Where Is Your Thinking Taking You?
Today I have the pleasure of re-posting an impactful message written by my dear friend and mentor, Janie Garber. Janie is a life and health coach who has pastored churches with her husband, Ken, been a missionary in France and walked with hundreds of women through challenges in every area of life. I highly recommend … More Guest Post: Making Comparisons