Can you answer the question I recently posed in class? If you can, it might just change your life, your future, and your peace. Continue reading Define Success in One Word
Over a month ago, I had a dear friend ask me to post a video about procrastination. I procrastinated by asking more information from her about her procrastination. Until now, we’ve both been procrastinating about the topic. If you’re anything … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating By Doing Nothing
What you choose to be full of will determine your peace quotient. And, it’s a matter of life or death. Continue reading What Are You Full Of?
Do you have lonely days? From social media to texting, loneliness is compounded in our lives today. But I think loneliness has something to offer- and so do we! Continue reading Lonely Times
During the Boxing Day Tsunami, 230,000 people died, but one little wave saved 100% of a tribe that lives on the sea. Why? They could read the tides. How good are you at reading the tides of your life? Continue reading Read the Tides
Oh, the generosity of children. And yet, even as a child, there is this fear of not having what it takes. And therein is the beauty. Continue reading Garage Sale Generosity
Would you like to reclaim the beauty God built into your soul? Check out this infographic that provides healing truths for each Enneagram personality type. Continue reading Patching Perforated Beauty: Healing Enneagram Perspectives
If you’re overwhelmed or just bone-tired like I was, maybe it’s time to give yourself a break. Give yourself a break so that you can give those you love a break! Continue reading Give Yourself a Break
All of us have a longing and restlessness for something beyond our physical and emotional needs. We either try to satisfy or silence this longing, but the truth is, God has set eternity in our hearts. But what does this mean? Continue reading Longing
For as long as I can remember now, upon heading towards bed and the potential of sleep (or not sleeping), I had been overcome by a sense of restlessness. Find out three life-changing words from God that helped me overcome it. Continue reading Restlessness Cure
If you saw the compelling film Lifeboat, nominated for an Academy Award, you might be wondering what is currently happening in the Mediterranean. If so, read on. (If you didn’t see the 34 minute film, watch it here). Continue reading The Story Following Academy Award Nominated Lifeboat
I watched something recently that has captivated my attention since. I can’t get it out of my thoughts. Nominated for an academy award, you won’t want to miss the chance to watch it for free. Watching might just be the most soul stirring 34 minutes you could spend this week in front of a screen. Continue reading Lifeboat
Are you in a season of change? Looking to re-purpose your dreams? Antsy to adapt, grow, and build character where it counts? Perhaps this is your chrysalis season. It definitely is one for me. Continue reading Your Chrysalis Season
As years cycle on and seasons turn to winter, sometimes we find our selves asking this question. Perhaps its a mid-life crisis or a young life in burnout or an aging one looking back with a twinge of regret. Are our dreams always attainable? Or can they die? Continue reading Do Dreams Die?
God is always whispering “I love you!” to us. I don’t always notice it, but here are a few examples of things I’ve noticed lately. Continue reading The Pot Story- A God Story
True beauty is often birthed in struggle. Without the loss, the irritant, the pain, there would be no Himalayas, no pearls, no joy. Continue reading Beauty Birthed in Struggle
In what has been referred to as the most beautiful short story of ancient times, we meet a character who dances between empty and full throughout the story. Continue reading The Best Short Story of Ancient Times
He runs the opposite direction of God’s command, gets swallowed by a large ocean creature, cries out to God who delivers him, carries out God’s command, and asks God to take his life when he observes the aftermath. The end might leave one wondering- does Jonah ever get it? Continue reading Did Jonah Ever Get It?
What does the name of God Adonai mean? It was definitely the hardest for me to write about so far. It carries with it a hard but very sweet truth. Adonai means Master. Continue reading The Names of God: Adonai
Ancient Hebrew was written without the vowels. This special name for God was written in Hebrew with the consonants YHWH. German translations used the vowels JHVH. After not speaking this name for over 900 years, God’s people weren’t sure what vowels to add in. Since they often used Adonai as a replacement name for this sacred, unspoken name, they simply put the vowels of Adonai into the German translation to make Jehovah. Most scholars believe it should actually be translated as Yahweh. Continue reading Yahweh or Jehovah?
Yahweh is God’s personal and most sacred name, appearing more than 6,800 times in the Old Testament. It carries the reality that God is eternal, unchanging, and self-existent. It is also rich with the reality that He is holy and righteous to punish sin, and that He is love- ready to sacrifice and make a way for our relationship with Him to be restored. Continue reading Yahweh: God’s Personal Name
Throughout the Old Testament alone, around 20 different names are used to refer to the One true God of the Bible. But why are these names practically important in your everyday life? The answer lies in the meaning of life … Continue reading The Power of the Names of God in Your Life
Want to hear a true story about God working in our lives in real time? This is the next installment of the God Stories Project. Without this one, my Mom wouldn’t have survived childhood. And the rest- well, we would … Continue reading The Podium Story (A God Story)
Want to hear about the first time Elijah realized that God was working in his life and protecting him? Let him tell you all about it! Continue reading The Dresser Fell On Me
I wasn’t prepared for what happened that night as I tucked my son into bed. “Mommy, I’m not sure if I believe in God. How do you know that God is real?,” my four-year-old asked. It caught me off guard. I … Continue reading The God Stories Project
Have you ever spoken to someone from a different country and automatically made some kind of judgement about them based on how they sounded? Why not, we do it all the time with Americans, right? For example, if they sound … Continue reading Friendly Sounds Different in Different Languages
The country is reeling from Sunday night’s shooting in Las Vegas leaving 59 people entering eternity, 527 injured, and thousands of others who fled for their lives terrified. I pray this Prayer Guide is a tool to help us to link hands before the throne of God and lift up all who are hurting. Continue reading 10 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas Survivors
My college English teacher set a precedent for me for how to pray for others. He showed me how to pray Scripture for others. If you’d like to know a simple, effective way to pray for those in your world, this is the top approach I would recommend. Continue reading Praying Scripture
Sometimes warm memories creep into my consciousness of blissful days taking turns with my BFF pushing each other on the old rope swing tied fast to a valiant, towering oak that existed long before us. The oak and the swing … Continue reading Escape Me Not
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