Ever been asked a question that pushes you into the deep? It was an innocent enough question. It just poked me in a tender place. In a class I am taking, the professor asked, Who are your mentors in the faith? Both professors recounted certain family members in their formative years as having a great impact … Continue reading Reaching Deep
There is a distinct difference between our dreams and God’s plans for His purposes in this world. I cringe when I see Christians sharing memes that say Dream Bigger. God created us to be in an eternal relationship with Him, loving, listening, obeying. Heaven is not a store in which we can drive-up and get … Continue reading Are You Called to Write a Book, too?
Dear Lord of Lords, You are the only holy God, the One whose power defeats every enemy seen and unseen. We join this moment to praise Your Righteous Name. You are Truth, You are Grace, You are Mercy, You are Our Father who created us. Lord, we struggle to know what to do in these … Continue reading A Prayer to Lift the Lost
When I first open my eyes, darkness greets me. Quiet surrounds me, holds me, lets me know I am safe. Opening our front door, I am thankful for His trees in our neighborhood. Always I am touched by the faithful chorus of His birds. But His sky … Changing within seconds … there are times … Continue reading When Night Becomes Morning
The night before we left for the beach was the day after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. I don’t know about you, but going away takes much preparation. I went for my walk. I needed to breathe in some of His air, His grace. The walk felt long, like miles in a desert … Continue reading Family Vacay 2019, Part 1 of 3
My heart is heavy for so many believers who feel they are here on this earth without a purpose. It is sad how the devil works overtime to convince God’s children they don’t matter. Let’s set our eyes on heaven, allowing His power to fill our spirits, remembering Jesus has the last say in our … Continue reading Our Divine Purpose
“We cannot save nor sanctify ourselves – God does that. But God will not give us good habits or character, and He will not force us to walk correctly before Him. We have to do all that ourselves (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest). Early in my walk with Jesus, I literally had to … Continue reading Adding to Our Faith
Did you know babies have budding personalities? Some parents will quickly align their smiley baby to their grandpap, the one who always had joy on his face. Where does that leave their other child, the one who cries more often? Needs more attention to be soothed. From the time we enter the world, we are … Continue reading Surrendering the Need to be Best
Bring on, 49! Another birthday means the beginning of a new year. When you serve the God of the Impossible, there is no limit to what you will see, hear, and experience. I have laid fear to rest in its proper grave: Fear of what others think Fear of not belonging Fear of not being … Continue reading Bring on, 49!
This phrase came to me while praying for a dear sister. Sensing in my spirit, her past was colliding with the present, I sought Jesus. you can’t slay what you don’t see I passed it on, assuming she and God worked it out. Yet, this phrase continued to beg at me. It’s the puppy who … Continue reading You Can’t Slay What You Don’t See