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 […]

Love One Another

Love One Another

  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.                                         […]

No One’s Perfect

No One’s Perfect

As a writer, I do my best to create true-to-life novel characters. In order to connect with readers, it’s essential they can relate. No one’s perfect. Neither should novel characters be perfect. As I reflected on this, I recalled a story of two women, one a Christian, the other a non-believer. So eager to portray the Christian life […]

One Prayer Can Change Everything

One Prayer Can Change Everything

God is full of surprises.  Once in a while He does something so unpredictable that it goes against all of our expectations.  For example, have you ever prayed one simple prayer and God surprised you by answering it immediately?  No persistence, pleading or fasting.  No getting on your knees or adding your request to the […]

Brokenness

Brokenness

What do you do when something of yours gets a crack or breaks, let’s say a glass or a bowl? I know for me it usually ends up in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to cut their mouths on a broken glass and cracked bowls inevitably leak milk or other liquids so that’s no […]

When You’ve Been Hurt

When You’ve Been Hurt

Have you ever had a past hurt resurrect itself in a way that causes hurt to someone else? Recently, a painful relationship from my past resurfaced in an unexpected way, causing me to injure a friend. All the pain and anxiety I’d previously experienced came crashing back, like a tsunami. I’d let the fear of being hurt again […]

Child of Light

Child of Light

People said to us many times, “God must have a special plan in place for him.” I remember thinking, God has a special plan for each of us doesn’t He? And what if he would have died, does that mean God’s plan was any less special for him? Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the […]

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

His ways are very subtle. But then, if his tactics were obvious, we wouldn’t fall for them. He’s the father of lies. The master of deception. He weaves in just enough truth to make his lies believable.  Of course, I’m referring to Satan and his scheme to draw us away from God. His most affective methods are not those which blatantly try to […]

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect

I came to Jesus very, very young. Or should I say, he came to me that way. I was a toddler. I didn’t know what was happening. I have some memories of this and things people have told me, and based on these things the story is that one day I had this fascination with […]

Washed Clean by Christ

Washed Clean by Christ

Have you ever noticed we humans have a tendency toward the negative? Give us a white wall with a small mark on it, and our eyes will naturally train toward the speck. We notice fuzzies in the carpet, dust on the furniture, and a ding in the car door. But we don’t stop there. We’re hard on ourselves as well. […]

As You Wish

As You Wish

“That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying, ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I love you.’” So goes the narration early in the movie Princess Bride. It’s been almost thirty years since Princess Bride was released. My sons loved the swashbuckling tale of evil versus good, ugly versus beautiful, […]

Talking About Love

Talking About Love

 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12: 30 (KJV) HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Let’s meditate on Mark 12: 30 -31 as we celebrate Valentine’s Day today, remembering our first […]

Love

Love

   Around this time of year our thoughts turn to LOVE. God knew what He was doing when He began this whole thing of love. It literally has made our world go around. God knew a lot of things didn’t He? He even left us a love letter in His word. Find it in I […]

The Greatest Valentine of All

The Greatest Valentine of All

With Valentine’s Day on its way, love is in the air. And who doesn’t love a good love story, right? Well, I can think of a couple! As the only female in our household, I take a lot of teasing when it comes to watching romantic or inspirational movies. What I call touching and moving, my husband and sons call […]

Jesus is our Ladder

Jesus is our Ladder

My husband has been preaching the most amazing sermon series leading up to Christmas this year. The overall sermon series title is When Heaven Came to Earth. Each Sunday morning he has connected a passage from the Old Testament with one in the New Testament. One of the sermons was about Jesus being our ladder. […]

A Thinned Veil

A Thinned Veil

Recently, I completed reading Beth Moore’s new book, Audacious. I won’t be reviewing it here, but I will recommend it to you. I mention this book because of a section that caught my attention and is still holding me captive. Beth talks about moments when she has felt God so near or His intervention so […]

Be Thankful for What??

Be Thankful for What??

In a few short days, we’ll be celebrating another Thanksgiving with our loved ones around tables filled with steamy delicacies and holiday cheer. There, we’ll share tales of our experiences over the past year, as well as, expressions of thanksgiving for all the Lord has blessed us with. It’s easy to give thanks for good things such as family, friends, and good […]

Overflow

Overflow

“…for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45b Stop for just one moment. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and think about this verse. What is your mouth speaking about? According to Luke 6 that’s what’s in your heart. I was drinking coffee and curled up nice and […]