One simple truth has become my anchor in ministry and in life. This truth: helps me to overcome my natural inclination toward perfectionism, prevents me from doing too much or too little, keeps my heart in check, and protects my relationship with those I’m ministering to and with. It’s Mine! If I’m not careful, it’s … Read more
It blindsided me. The day before a speaking engagement in December 2013, I passed out. No warning. Wham! On the floor. We scheduled an appointment with my doctor (whom I couldn’t see until after the holidays). All I Want For Christmas… And then I chipped my two front teeth. Yes, at Christmastime, I chipped my … Read more
Knowing the purpose for our existence and God’s will for our lives helps us to make wise choices about how we spend our time and energy. How do we do that?
Jesus is our best example of true hospitality (yet without an earthly home). So what does it involve without a house and food and well-planned parties?
“There must be more than this!” Dragging my mop across the floor, tears falling down my cheeks, 3 little ones tucked into bed for an afternoon nap, my thoughts were consumed by discontentment. A Life-Changing Moment As a young mom, my days were consumed by diapers and feeding and laundry and simply trying to survive … Read more
It’s so easy to get caught up in our own ideas or the world’s ideas about who we are or who we should be. But what does God say? Who does God say that I am? Who am I in Christ? This series takes a journey through God’s Word to discover the truth about who … Read more
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:4-5) “Ashamed” here means “disappointed at not finding what was hoped for“. So we can read verse 5 like this: “Those who look to the Lord will never … Read more
“What if your husband never changes?“ That question changed my life. About 4 years into our marriage, things looked pretty bleak. We were literally on the brink of divorce and I thought we were doomed. In my mind, I felt there were only two options: Our marriage would end, or I’d be miserable for the … Read more
My God – the One for whom I live, the One I serve, the King of Kings – that God is still on the throne. The Bible Tells Me So The Bible, which is the authority on all things True, tells me that God is on the throne. The world, my flesh, the enemy … Read more
Majesty & Why It Matters “Majesty” isn’t a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as “greatness” or “dignity“. What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character is majestic. Why is it … Read more