• It’s time to step out of the traffic

    “Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth . . .‘Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God . . . above everything’”— Psalm 46:8-10 (MSG). Traffic in the community where I live continues to grow. When one of the […]

  • Finding Rest for Our Weary Souls

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”— Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV). A conversation with my best friend is always encouraging. She says […]

  • The Importance of Trusting God in Tough Times

    “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord”— Psalm 112:6-7(NIV). Has the bad news in 2020 left you fearful? Tested your faith? Left you worried about tomorrow? This year has been tougher than others for […]

  • Whose You Are: Why Good Things Happen to Bad People

    “Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered.” R.C. Sproul A Tale of Two Pavements In both scenarios, tears were streaming down my cheeks and I felt utterly alone. In both scenarios I’d watched a man drive away and leave me stranded. One held a gun to my […]

  • Are You On The Verge of Wrecking Your Life?

    In Russell Moore’s compelling book, Tempted & Tried, a chapter entitled, Why You’re on the Verge of Wrecking Your Life (Especially If You Don’t Know It), caught my attention. Moore writes quoting a scientist who studied cattle behavior, “A slaughterhouse, in order to keep the cattle relaxed, should remove anything from the sight of the […]

  • The belt of truth

    What happens when you are drowning under a lie? Drowning under people’s opinions, drowning under false accusations, swirling in the midst of half-truths. What happens when the stakes move, when the stakes that kept truth secure move, and foundations shake. When the ground starts to move, and your feet start to sink. When the battle […]

  • When You’re Tempted, It’s Time to Turn to God

    “You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and He will show you how to escape from your temptations”—1 Corinthians 10:13 (CEV). Amazed by a video my youngest son sent to me recently, I laughed. The video was […]

  • SHE Lives Hope

    The awakening moment.  The moment she realized nothing else mattered. The moment her eyes opened to the impossibilities of life.  Even in the adversities of her darkest days, she knew hope was living somewhere inside of her.  A beaming beautiful light radiating with energy to last a lifetime.  She could feel the push. The strength.  […]

  • A Prison Called Hope

    There are some prisons we need to check in to in order to be free. When tough times hit, we want to run.  And even when we stand still, our emotions are running.  Running down roads with dead ends, running to ghost towns with no life, running to prisons that imprison rather than free. And […]

  • Climate-Controlled Christianity: Why It Matters How You Unwind

    I bought a huge bag of oranges from Costco a couple of weeks ago–mostly for school lunches, healthy snacks at home, and soccer games. I pulled a few out of the bag for our tabletop fruit bowl when I got home, then stored the bag with its remaining oranges in the pantry.  Then I kind […]