God Is Still in Control

God Is Still in Control

I hear mumbling, questioning, and uncertainty when individuals discuss the new administration taking residence at the White House and the violence happening around us; wherever you live. It is not segregated to the inner city, as many proclaim – violence, murder, assaults, thefts, and much more is occurring in the suburbs, churches, businesses, and banks. […]

How Do We Handle Change?

How Do We Handle Change?

Things have changed in my life. That’s no surprise, since they have in yours as well. There isn’t a person on the planet who isn’t affected by change of some kind, whether radical or gradual. Some changes are forced upon us and can be difficult to handle. Loved ones leave us, and our lives must […]

The God Who Sees Me

The God Who Sees Me

Have you ever found yourself going through a difficult season where you begin to doubt whether God sees you? In the darkness of your situation you find it hard to believe that there is actually a God watching over you and has compassion about your situation? In our season of pain it can be difficult […]

Evil Can’t Touch Me

Evil Can’t Touch Me

In an era of global terrorism, and with our neighborhoods overrun with drugs and crime, the title for this post appears naïve, foolish, even idiotic. But remember Job? He said the same thing. Job, the man who lost everything except his wife and his life, agreed with his friends that evil couldn’t touch him. Evil […]

The Fear Of The Lord

The Fear Of The Lord

I started doing a Bible Study this week on Wisdom. It’s with a big ministry. Somethings have stood out to me, that I’ve not seen or thought about before. Crazy, how God does that, right? We at times may want to think we have wisdom and know more than we do.  Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. […]

Proactive Living

Proactive Living

Looking back, I realize how unintentional many of my choices have been.  I thought that my options in life were limited to, “yes, I’ll do this” or “no, I don’t want to do this”.   There were times when I didn’t consider the third option, “what’s ahead for me if I do or don’t do […]

I’m Telling Daddy

I’m Telling Daddy

I remember my brother who is two years older than me picking on me when we were little, probably because I wanted to follow him around. He would shove me and tell me to get in the house when I was spying on him or pinch me when I got sassy. I always shouted, “I’m […]

Foolish Fears

Foolish Fears

My daughter is terrified of sunflowers. Not just the ones that grow wild and tall on the plains and have centers that contain hundreds of seeds that could possibly be mistaken for insects. I’m talking about any sunflowers.  Literally. One time when we were traveling together, we stopped at a convenience store to use the […]

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy

It’s dark. Clouds are gathering overhead. There’s a storm brewing, and not just a natural one. No, there’s a war about to take place. The men of Rohan, elves, one dwarf, and Aragorn stand for battle.  Below them, Uruk-hai, ten thousand strong, have forged together to destroy the race of man. “Your friends are with […]

He is Our Sufficiency

He is Our Sufficiency

Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5, AMP I admit I am a fear fighter. I get excited about visionary projects and then just at the threshold of launching them forward, I stand like a horse […]

Untethered

Untethered

This time, I will let go of my fears. I will explore new places, I will meet new people. I will float wherever the wind of the Spirit takes me. If you’re an introvert like me, you have engaged in similar conversations with yourself. I would love to own a bold, adventurous spirit, ready to […]

Shield of Faith

Shield of Faith

The Bible gives this definition of faith:   Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.                              Hebrews 11:1   When our middle daughter was six, all three girls took swimming lessons. The oldest and the youngest caught on right away, but the middle girl’s fear of the […]

Fearful Follower

Fearful Follower

Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them… And as they followed Him, they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him. “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man […]

Where is God When I Need Him the Most?

Where is God When I Need Him the Most?

The Israelites were trembling at the edge of the Red Sea with their enemies fast approaching from behind.  The massive sea before them offered no hope of escape.  They were stuck in an impossible situation and needed a miracle!  Recently I discovered a hidden treasure in the Bible regarding this event (Exodus 14) that filled […]

Facing the New Year

Facing the New Year

It’s that time. The time of year when everyone starts thinking ahead to the next year. Thoughts of newness fill our minds whether or not we believe in making resolutions. Some of us are happy to say adios to 2015 while others know that this year will hold a special place in their hearts. No […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing the Gospel

Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing the Gospel

Last week during his Sunday sermon, our pastor related a story that I will repeat here. Two men worked for a construction company over a period of fifteen years. Each day, they took their lunch pails out to a quiet place and conversed about the job, their families, their hobbies, favorite movies and books. One […]

He Has What We Need

He Has What We Need

I’ve been dealing with some health issues and was worried about one of them in particular. Worry is a nasty thing, and I know we shouldn’t do it, but alas, there I was worrying anyway. I confided this with a wonderful person in my life who cares about me, but received a response that should […]

The Alarmist

The Alarmist

“O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.”