There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and storms have broken out all at once. Not to mention sudden, crazy weather patterns of intense heat followed by September snow. We shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus told us that all this would happen. “Jesus answered, ‘Watch out that no … More Guard the Fortress
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?
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
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?