A Horse of a Different Color: Overcoming the Fear of Purpose

  “Did I not tell you,” replied Jesus, “that if you believed, you would see the wonder of what God can do?” Then they took the stone away and Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I know that you always hear me.”     John 11:40-42     Red . . […]

When You’re Worn

    Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”  And when they climbed […]

Finding Strength in Troubled Times

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 Strong . . . People have always thought I was strong. Why I’m not sure – but the truth is I’m nowhere near it. The truth is I’m just as broken as the next girl. But that’s ok. God doesn’t require that […]

Jesus Left This Here Just for You – Click Here to Pick it Up

  You are weak. I am strong. You are in need. I am able. You are sick. I am healer. You are rejected. I am your friend. You are inadequate. I am enough. You are lonely. I am here. Whatever it is that you are. Never forget . . . I AM. JESUS

Believing with Your Eyes Closed

    Christopher Pike once said “Nothing is as it seems.” And he was absolutely right. Our eyes deceive us. Light reflects off tiny, far away objects casting big, menacing shadows on floorboards hundreds of feet away.  Suddenly, the tiny objects don’t look so tiny anymore. Instead they look catastrophic. Coat racks become man eating […]

Hey, you – Wanna Know a Secret?

Hey you. Yes, you.  You out there in cyberspace, in your mismatched socks and your hair that quite possible looks like a squirrel just vacated a nest atop your head. You who feels like the world forgot her. You who thinks she’s not good enough. You who thinks that everything wrong is somehow your fault. You who wonders […]

I Wish You Grace

Wherever you are . . .   Whatever you are doing right this very second . . . Whatever it is that hurts. so . bad. you. can.  hardly. breathe. I wish you grace. Whatever you’ve done. Whatever you can’t forget. Whatever you can’t let go of. Whatever it is you are facing that doctor’s […]

Who Are You Looking To?

Have you ever noticed when a baby falls the first thing he does isn’t cry? The first thing he does is look around. Why? He is looking to his grownups for their reaction. If we scream oh-my-goodness baby will completely freak out right along with us. But if we stay calm many times they will […]

Prayers for the Warren Family

Many of you have probably already heard about the tragic death of Pastor Rick Warren’s son, Matthew. Rick is probably best known for his best seller The Purpose Driven Life. People who knew Matthew describe him as an encouraging comforter.  I do not know the Warren family personally but I have been encouraged many times by […]

Act a Fool: A Lesson in Colossians 4:5

Fools . . . the Bible tells us there are MANY kinds. The kind that doesn’t believe in God. The kind who get mad quick. The kind who talk all the time and never listen. The kind who vent their anger. The kind who cares not for true wisdom but likes to hear her own […]