Salvation: How Can You Know that You Know?

  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16   The shiny forest green leaves of a sweet-smelling Magnolia tree shift in the weight of a summer breeze. Bare feet dodge crabgrass and ant hills, sinking into […]

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 […]

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 […]

To: You Love: Jesus

  Savior, Redeemer, Almighty, God – I AM. But of all the things I AM . . . I am also your friend. I know you work and you reason to figure out the things in your life that just don’t seem to “fit”. And I want you to know that I understand. Life doesn’t […]

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 […]

My God Remembers

  “See. I will not forget you. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15 My God remembers who you are. My God knows the pain that envelops your heart. My God knows the loneliness that creeps in when the moments are too quiet and the day has been too long. […]

A Borrowed Tomb: The Gift of the Borrowed Life

Our Lord and Savior . . . Born amongst the animals and hidden from Herod. Died amongst the thieves and labeled with a sign of mockery. Laid within a borrowed tomb – inscription Here lies Joseph of Arimathea. The man who came to die for our sins never had anything on which to sign His real name. There was no […]