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?
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
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
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
Isolate – to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone. We may have to be isolated, but we don’t have to think of it as isolation. With technology, we can still connect with friends and family. We aren’t alone. When we go take walks or a drive in our 1991 … More Isolation or Hibernation?