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
There’s a lot of fear pushing us around lately. It’s the enemy’s way of controlling us. Keeping our focus off God and his greatness. Making us believe that God doesn’t mean what he says when he tells us he loves us and has good plans for our future. God doesn’t intend to harm us. I … More Are You Afraid?
“God wants us to wait on Him and remain patient in the face of obstacles and impossible odds. But we want to hit the fast-forward button and jump to the healing, the miracle, the promise.” (author unknown) We’ve been in a long season of waiting. But I’m kind of a task/result oriented person, and my … More Wait for the View
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
While doing some book research yesterday, I discovered an organization called Operation Underground Railroad that rescues trafficked children and helps them recover from their trauma. Since writing Dangerous Ground and all the research involved, I’ve been more acutely aware of these horrendous stories. As a matter of fact, even though I tried to carefully depict … More Speechless