Daily Dare: 40 Days to a Radical Life

    Welcome to Day 3! I was completely floored yesterday when I realized that only a few hours into our first dare almost 400 people had already signed on to walk this 40 day journey with us… and that wasn’t even including churches. People are hungry for Jesus! And Jesus knows a thing or […]

A Wild Thing: When You’re Angry With God

Maurice Sendak knew a little boy named Max who was wild at heart, unkempt with anger and a wanting to do it his own way. “Go to bed, little man,” cries a mama whose had it up to her freckle-face… but little men want control and in this need to be in it they spin […]

Giveaway and Devotional: Don’t Give Up

*I hope you enjoy this devotional from my forthcoming title Radically Red: Dare to Live the Words of Christ. As the weather gets warmer we will be getting closer to the release and I have to say I am more excited for this book than any other I’ve ever had the blessing of working on. For […]

Hold Fast

“Stretch forth thy hand.” Luke 6:10 A pudgy round face sinks his curly brown hair into a pillow in the shape of a night owl. He needs to hold fast to his mama’s sweater sleeve. It’s the only way He can sleep. And as he drifts off to dream to a place where cotton candy […]

Don’t Conform

    “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Luke 11:33   A knobby kneed girl with untamable freckles and inflatable ears trades her copy of […]

Defining True Greatness

Someone believed in me once. Some called her teacher . . . I called her my friend. Her name was Mrs. Justus. She was my fifth grade teacher and every morning at 8:05 I sometimes still feel like I’m standing in her classroom giving the pledge of allegiance in Jordache jeans. Mrs. Justus was one […]

Angels: Have you ever met one?

Has anyone heard the story of the priest who came to the rescue of the young woman involved in a serious head on car crash? It’s all over the news. Responders had struggled for quite some time to remove the girl from the mangled car with no luck. Suddenly, in walks a mysterious man in […]

You’re Stronger than You Know

When I was first diagnosed with MS it was just weeks before Christmas. I remember falling apart – completely. I remember feeling totally sorry for myself. I remember crying into my pillow and into the crook of my husband’s arm. If I had to choose between living that moment over and eating a live beetle […]

Understanding the Gift of Salvation: How Can You be Sure?

“I am not the author of confusion but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 I remember a time in my life as a young girl when I had really come to dread church because it made me think TOO hard. I spent more time all in knots than I did at peace. And I know I […]