• Sharing Good News (Late Night Moments on a Hollywood Film Set)

    “The Lord… is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NKJV The air was chilly and we grabbed winter coats to ward off the cold between takes. It was 2 am in the French quarter of New Orleans, and hundreds lined the street […]

  • Everything is possible for one who believes

    “Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”—Mark 9:24(NIV) Nana, have you always believed in God?” When my seven-year-old grandson asked this question, I didn’t have to reach far into the recesses of my almost 59-year-old memory for the answer. I replied, “Yes.” I can’t recall a time when I […]

  • Having a Christ-like Attitude

    “Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had”—Philippians 2:5 (GW). As a former high school teacher, I recall students who had a good attitude and those who had bad attitudes. It was often challenging to be nice to the ones with the latter. However, that still, small voice always reminded me I didn’t know what […]

  • Hungering for God’s Presence: The Inspiring Faith of the Shunammite Woman

    She was childless, in an age when children gave women value.  She was an outsider, in an age when they were shunned.  And as a woman, she was not someone a famous prophet would befriend.  But she was hungry for God’s presence, and that’s all that mattered! The unnamed Shunammite woman of 2 Kings 4 […]

  • The Best Stain Remover on the Market? God

    Have you ever had a stain you just can’t get out?  Stains can ruin a favorite garment. They make things feel dirty no matter how much we sanitize them. They draw attention to themselves and seem impossible to hide. The other day I noticed an orange stain in our shiny white tub.  No amount of […]

  • Is God Doing Something New in You?

    Has life become uncomfortable? Are you feeling out of sorts—even on the verge of tears—and can’t put your finger on why? You’re desperate for a breakthrough of SOMETHING but you don’t know what that something is. Is God birthing something in your soul? “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you […]

  • Crushing the curse of comparison

    Have you ever found yourself dissatisfied with your own life after looking at the woman’s next to you? Maybe you feel like she’s got it all together and you’re struggling to keep your head above water? Maybe you’re the only single in your squad but your desperate to be wed? Maybe you’re working the same […]

  • The Importance of Finding Happiness Each Day

    “I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live”— Ecclesiastes 3:12(NIV). Standing on my deck, my five-year-old granddaughter sang a popular song released in the year 2000. At the top of her lungs, she sang, “Who let the dogs out? Who, who, who, who, […]

  • What’s Slipping Through Your Fingers?

    I realized the other day that I had let an important aspect of God’s word slip through my fingers. I was standing in a church service (which is a great place for self-realization) and it hit me. It may have been caused by the uncertainties of the pandemic… or I may have simply let my […]

  • Help is On the Way: A Call to Look out for Those in Need

    “The Lord hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles”— Psalm 34:17(NLT). When I saw flashing lights from law enforcement officers parked in the middle of the road, I did a double take. My mouth fell open as I saw why they’d stopped. A pickup truck […]