2014 was a rough year. Continuing illness from our house with mold, landlord issues, lack of employment, moving across country, saying goodbye to friends and family, and then a job loss took its toll on our family. So when our pastor, Matt Keller, at Next Level Church here in lovely, balmy Florida began talking about … More What Is Joy?
That is a good question. Anyone who’s ever been sick thinks of getting well. And as Christians who follow a Savior known as the Healer, we pray for it, claim it and stake our faith on it. But what happens when healing doesn’t come? Or at least, not healing as we’d like it. It’s been … More HEALING: To Be or Not to Be?
Sometimes you just need an invitation… I may be an amateur, but my friend, Margaret Feinberg [www.margaretfeinberg.com], has a new book and 7-session Bible Study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God[www.margaretfeinberg.com/wonderstruck](releasing Christmas Day)—a personal invitation for you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. … More Do You Wonder about God?
There is so much great information out there! Sometimes abundant good advice can be hard to sort through. I don’t know about you, but my mailbox is loaded with tips on writing, grammar, blogging and marketing. It’s easy to feel saturated and a bit bloated by it all–a little like you may have felt yesterday … More Throwing Out a Lifeline
Wednesday night I returned from one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever taken in my life. I spent the week in Ft. Myers, Florida with my best friend (closer than twin sisters my husband says) and her husband. They moved into their new home the night before I arrived, so you can imagine the … More What Leaves You Wonder Struck?