Songs echo the idea of world peace, some people just can’t get any peace, and many people have been to countless counselors and therapists to try to find it. Do you have it? You Can If You Want I can … Continue reading Got Peace?
For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words “gentle and quiet spirit” signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we call can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?
This season has brought new heaviness. I have often felt my face drooped and my spirit hanging heavy in the off moments of my days. Through it all, I have felt God impressing on me to, “Carry yourself light.” And it has made all the difference. Continue reading Carry Yourself Light
Can you imagine what it would be like to not be bound by the constraints of the ticking clock over your mantle and the pressure to get to that next appointment on time? More than that, could you imagine what … Continue reading Outside of Time
“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?
Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge
Where does this phrase come from, and what does it mean for us today? This is not just a pretty idea for customer service or a nice thing to do for someone you care deeply about. This is hard stuff. Continue reading The Extra Mile
So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)
Imagine throwing a cloth in the fire and rather than it burn to embers, it turned pure white, unhurt by the flames. God says that our inheritance in Him has similar properties. Continue reading Asbestos Inheritance
In a world of endless options and limitless needs to be met, sometimes a simple thing like praying for others can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do we even start? How Do We Prayer Well for Others? To me, the … Continue reading Top 2 Ways I Pray for My Friends
The Power of Standing Ovations Think of the last time you were part of a standing ovation (or at least present at one). Recently, I was at one of the first performances of the year of Moses at the Sight … Continue reading Your Living Ovation
What is the best gift ever given- that is also available to you? What is the true meaning of Christmas? It’s no secret… Continue reading The Greatest Gift of Christmas
As you pass through the lights and glitter of the season, if not you, someone around you is grieving. This season has a way of reminding all of us of what we have lost. Grief should be a welcome part of this season of joy, making the real meaning of the season sweeter. Continue reading When Merry isn’t Possible
The universe is expanding, and in recent years, scientists have discovered this expansion is accelerating. What do they speculate this will cause? Continue reading Dark Energy and the End of the Universe
Sometimes we talk to God the way my 4 year old talks to my husband, oozing with angst, Daaaaadyyyyy! When we drop our gaze from the eternal to the temporal, it is easy to be filled with anxiety and desperation. … Continue reading Stressed? Lift your Gaze
I was sitting in Sunday School staring down at the new running shoes my mother-in-law had so kindly gotten me early for my birthday thinking how amazing they felt when the thought came into my mind, “This could be the … Continue reading This Could Be My Last Pair of Shoes
Matthew 7:7-8 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks … Continue reading Ask and It’s Yours
When you come before the throne of the Almighty God to talk to Him, how do you start out? Do you say, “Hey Daddy!,” “Dear Heavenly Father,” “Dear Jesus”…? There are so many ways to address Him that honor Him, … Continue reading How to Walk in: Coming Before the Throne of God