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?
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
Having just completed my next book, Dangerous Ground, I’m extremely aware of what goes into writing a novel. Usually the beginning is the easiest. An idea grabs me, and my creative instincts take over, spinning a new tale with ever-evolving characters. It’s fun to get to know the players and see what they will do … More My Story’s Not Finished Yet
I wish everyone would stop hiding and seek help for their issues. There. I’ve said it. I’m not as hardhearted as that may sound. It’s voiced from a place of compassionate frustration because I know the freedom available. I’m living it. The women in the small groups I lead experience it. My heart breaks in … More Why Getting Help is So Important
My husband, Brendan, loves math. The complicated, algorithm kind with variables that stumps me like a foreign language of the Greek variety. But the math in today’s post is something I can get a handle on! In 2 Peter 1:5-8, we learn that our life can move forward by adding (or allowing God to add) … More Does Your Life Add Up?
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Isn’t it great to know that God looks more at our willingness to have faith and be faithful than he does at whether we keep his laws? Of course, as we grow in faith, we … More What is Faith?
Author, Sherry Kyle, has written a delightful novel that weaves a thread of forgiveness and redemption throughout the lives of four very real and loveable characters. “When the alcoholic father of Jessica MacAllister’s son reappers in their lives, Jessica and her son go to her Uncle George for advice and refuge. Following a year of grief, … More Ready for an Enjoyable Read?
I have a past. Everything I’ve written so far on my blog relates to my present and my future; the amazing things God has done in rebuilding a life. He has restored what he originally intended for me, and I dwell in joy and gratefulness. But once, my life held fear, despair and brokenness. Nightmares … More From Death Comes Life