We are imperfect and limited. God is perfect and unlimited. How do these two truths work together? Why did God make us limited? It wasn’t a cruel joke. He didn’t create us to gain some sort of satisfaction from watching us struggle. He also didn’t create us because He needed something from us. He has […]
You might be the only one. Just you.
This week Beth Moore publicized on Instagram that one of her staff members, Lici, was rushed to the hospital and had a blood clot removed from her brain. Lici is still not awake. It has been some days. Since I have attended Living Proof Live events featuring Beth Moore’s bible teaching and enjoyed worship led […]
Pray one day at a time.
We have all heard the phrase, “Live one day at a time.” I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to live this way. When there is something on the calendar that requires my preparation or leadership, half of my mind wants to remain preoccupied with the future. I have difficulty focusing fully on […]
How did a high priest in Satanism answer?
Early this year I received a daily devotional in my inbox HERE from Freedom in Christ Ministries. Neil Anderson, the founder of this incredible ministry, shared that one of the most dramatic deliverances he has observed happened in a man who was a high priest in the upper echelons of Satanism. Neil writes, Six months […]
Don’t read the Bible…
Pray the Bible, instead! My son and I are currently reading through Matthew. We just started at the beginning and won’t stop until we finish. Each day we grab the next few verses in chronological order, discuss what they mean, pray, and then he leaves for school and I leave for work. It’s casual and […]
Keeping the Good and Adding More
Something amazing happened in my city over the new year. Did you hear? God packed out the Mercedes-Benz stadium with 65,000 college students for the Passion Conference 2020 SOLD OUT event. The talks are no longer available online, but the event was epic in size and eternal impact, for sure! Some years I have been […]
Surviving Life’s Storms in 2019
So many of us rolled out of bed on the first day of 2019 and life was hard already. Our circumstances were the same as they were the day before. Nothing had changed while we slept. What now? How do we live through the storm? How do we keep from drowning in the waves washing over […]
A New Year’s Resolution Guaranteed to Work
Wrap up 2018. Whether you are a New Year’s resolution person or not, most of us think about what kind of year 2018 has been, even if for a few minutes. I usually spend 30 minutes tying up the current year before crossing the threshold into the next one. I write a list of the […]
What do we do with the mix of family feelings?
Our Thanksgiving guests just left our driveway, all wrapped up in my prayers for a safe trip home. This year the visit was particularly good, ending with two fiery rounds of Sequence with Grandma-Grandma around the kitchen table amidst large amounts of friendly banter and laughter. The visits eventually end, however, then what? As we […]
Is prayer ever a waste of time?
…pray without ceasing, (Thessalonians 5:17) I pray. I pray ludicrous prayers. I pray my dreams. I pray my fears. I read God’s word aloud so He remembers what He promised (wink) while I also remember what He says. Sometimes I cry like a baby and other times I smile as I write entries in […]