An empty cup can be filled, but a full cup can’t hold what God wants to pour into us. What are we full of? Fear, hurt, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, anxiety, dread, depression, anger? OR Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith, hope? Do we fill our cup each day with “what if’s” that breed … More Full or Empty Cup?
With so many contradicting messages blasting through our world right now, it’s easy to be confused about what to think. Who’s sharing truth and who’s manipulating people’s emotions? As someone who loves Jesus, the saddest aspect to me is when I see or hear about proclaimed followers of Jesus arguing about politics, doctrine, and their … More Confused?
For the past fifteen years, I’ve held a vision in my heart for a new kind of educational experience. Over the years, I’ve added notes, quotes, ideas, and cost analysis scribbles to the folder housing this dream. I’ve pushed it aside as life interrupted, picking it up again only to find the timing wasn’t right. … More A New Thing
This week I was reading in John 21, and God spoke to me about peace. He asked me to share what he said, but first let me set the scene. The followers of Jesus are cowering together in a room together with the doors locked. Why? Because their leader, who they thought was going to … More Peace Be With You
During a discussion about the events of the recent murders, our love for our friends of all races, and how to navigate in a world where the violence of some escalated into ridiculous destruction, my husband asked a question. “What about forgiveness? What would Jesus be thinking/doing in this situation?” I thought he brought up … More What About Forgiveness?
Last week I shared about the anti-trafficking organization, Children of the Night, that confused; okay let’s be real, infuriated me, with its funding starting and continuing from Hefner’s Playboy empire. I shared the email I sent and the response from Lois Lee explaining briefly Hefner’s role in her business. And I wrestled all week with … More What’s Your Story?
A few weeks ago I watched a YouTube post in which a man proposed the heartbreaking idea that many who believe they will spend eternity in heaven may be shocked to discover (in the end) that they have missed out. His words gripped my heart. Think of it like this. You go to a high … More It’s Who You Know
Every day we each have hundreds of choices to make. Some minor decisions we make without much thought. What will I wear or eat? Where should I park my car? The blue plastic cup or glass? Other choices affect us in bigger ways. Should I spend the extra money for a new phone? Are we … More Life Choices
Have you ever wondered if you could hear from God how that might change things in your life? Maybe you’ve listened to people who say “I heard God say…” and thought they were deluded, misguided, bragging, or fanatical? Who actually hears God? Everyone. Yep. You read that correctly. Everyone can hear God. Because he speaks … More What If You Could Hear God?
Two men approached Jesus. They were both wealthy. They were both important figures in society with places of high position. One was named as a young ruler, the other’s name was Zacchaeus. I know, not a common name today. But stay with me. When Jesus came to town, the ruler sought him out to ask … More The Tale of Two Men