God wants you. Yes, he does. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are. How much you’ve messed up has already been taken care of. He gave his only son, Jesus, to take all your junk and my junk so there would be nothing standing in the way between us and God. God … More Do You Realize How Loved You Are?
I don’t often do this. While I’m always honest in sharing my heart here, I don’t always give all the details of my life. Usually, it doesn’t serve a purpose to talk about me apart from what I’m learning that may be helpful to others. But this post is different. On occasion I read back … More So What About the Goals I Set?
We can all run to God on our own. But sometimes we need the help and prayers of a friend. There’s something about another person joining us in asking God to be with us that makes it real, encouraging and relieving. Mary DeMuth’s new release, Jesus Every Day, offers us that friendly hand on our … More Need Divine Intervention?
Last week we talked about resolutions, goals and seeking God for direction. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 So how do we do that? I see a few simple success guidelines … More Do You Rely on Your Own Understanding?
All I want for Christmas I already have. I can’t imagine that on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day you would spend your time reading my blog, but if you’re here, thank you and Merry Christmas. My opening line may sound cheesy, but it’s actually true. Jesus was born on Christmas (okay, so please don’t go … More All I Want for Christmas
“Since the first day you set your mind to gain understanding and humbled yourself before God, your words were heard…” Daniel 10:12 I believe the promises to people in the Bible are for all of us because God’s heart is in those promises and his heart is the same toward all of his children. God … More You Are Heard
This weekend’s service at my church began a new series titled Life, Money, Hope: God’s Way Works. I’m excited about this series because I’ve found that the Bible really does have the answers to every situation in our lives. God knew what we would need to navigate life. He didn’t randomly throw things together and … More Can You Admit the Truth?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? I don’t mean in a skeptical, it-won’t-do-anything kind of way. What I’m talking about is that deep searching of what prayer means. It’s not like God needs us to tell him what’s going on in our lives. He knows everything. And he knows what we need, so do … More Why Pray?
Last week I slipped out for a morning walk as the sun crept up into the morning sky. Birds called, lizards skittered across the sidewalk and a couple squirrels chased each other up and around a tree. A few blocks into my outing, the bright pink blossoms of an oleander bush brought a smile. I … More What’s Your Perspective?
I’ve read a lot about religion lately. The other day I remembered an orange button that adorned my leather purse when I was about sixteen. It claimed something like this: Jesus is about relationship, not religion. I recall when I saw it in a gift shop at youth camp, the concept grabbed my heart. It … More Religion vs. Relationship – Which Do You Have?