Faithful in the Desert

“Against all hope, Abraham, in hope, believed and so became the Father of many nations. He did not waver in unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had the power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:18,20   This […]

Go In Peace

Two times in the book of Luke, Jesus gives the command to GO IN PEACE. Both times the command was given to a woman. The first time was the sinful woman who anointed His feet with her tears and perfume. Simon the Pharisee disagreed with this woman’s actions toward Jesus because of her sinfulness, but […]

Shake It Off

“But the Jews incited the prominent God-fearing women and the leading men of the city.  They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their district.  But Paul and Barnabas shook the dust off their feet against them and went to Iconium. And the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy […]

He Knows the Heart

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it? ‘I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.’” Jeremiah 17:9-10 Our hearts are deceitful and beyond cure.  We may think our hearts are good and […]

Show Me Your Glory

My husband and I have been praying through a problem lately.  We have joined hands in prayer and sought God’s wisdom regarding this situation. We thought we saw a solution on the horizon and were almost certain that it was how God was going to come through for us, but when it fell through, discouragement […]

Stand Assured

Can I tell you something?  Parenting is absolutely terrifying.  Those of you that are knee deep in the muck of your own parenting challenges are probably nodding your heads in agreement right now.  If so, thank you! Isn’t it a relief when we realize we are not alone? My children are ages four and six, […]

Love…in Such a Time

“Where were all the Christian women?”  These were the words that caught my attention and held my heart captive for days.   I sat across the table from my friend in a crowded coffee shop as she shared her testimony with me, spilling the details of pain and shame she has lived with since an […]

A Letter To My Friends…

As part of Bible Study homework, I was recently assigned the task of writing a letter to a friend telling them what scripture has meant to me personally. Sadly, these days it seems more and more that people are mostly just offended by scripture. I feel that so much of the purpose of scripture is […]

Let the Light Shine Out

“Every word you give me is a miracle word—how could I help but obey?  Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning.” -Psalm 119:129-130 MSG As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t posted any recent blog posts.  To put it simply, I took a little […]

Stand Guard and Keep a Firm Grip

  A few weeks ago during a trip to the zoo, something incredible happened.  Incredible and frightening, I should say.  It was truly one of the most adrenaline packed moments I have ever experienced. We were standing at the glass at the lion exhibit watching the lioness as she laid there looking from side to side […]