HOPE. Life will never look exactly the same again. This season in our world has been one of: fear uncertainty questions opinions contradictions frustrations accusations loss grief weariness isolation and excitement. Wait. What was that last word? Excitement? How can anyone be excited in this season? Because in the midst of all this, God’s plans … More What the World Needs Now
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?
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
“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?
“Accepting we are accepted for no other reason than that the God of the universe loves us is the hardest thing you and I will ever do.” Stephan Bauman from his book Break Open the Sky The God of the universe loves you. Can you wrap your mind around that? Until we do, we … More Loved and Accepted
“God does not want to punish us for clinging to our past—He wants to love us into our future.” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Sometimes we hold onto our past as if by letting it go we will lose something, when in fact, we lose more by clinging with a tight fist. Moving forward means we have … More Letting Go
“Perfect love casts out all fear.” I know the Bible tells me this, but there are times when I’m still afraid. Maybe fear comes from a job loss, a diagnosis of illness or an approaching storm. We can feel afraid when the power goes out, a car swerves into our lane or our child isn’t … More Love Dispels Fear
Every day we are faced with situations that seem impossible. Whether it is an illness, the ruin of a relationship, a sudden traumatic event or even goals and dreams that seem out of our reach, impossibilities surround us. But God says that nothing is impossible with him. I’ve had a number of impossibilities in my … More Impossible?
‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse He’s eating some crumbs from the day’s Christmas feast There are cookies and biscuits, cheese crackers at least The stockings are empty, the toys are in play The parents exhausted and sleeping all day Carols … More Farewell 2018 – Welcome New Life