Pain from the past can hinder our ability to move forward in a positive way. Although it is hard to completely forget about situations that have harmed us, it is essential in order to thrive. Yet for many people, their default when things are not going well, is to blame past circumstances. This puts the… [Read More]

How To Accomplish Your Goals in the New Year

The New Year is well underway. Ideas are stirring for growth and opportunity because a new year represents new hope. Will your plans come to pass or fizzle out as the weeks go by? Whether it’s better health, more time with the Lord, developing an idea, or rekindling an old friendship… it requires motivation. Motivation is… [Read More]

Whispers Of Hope

Waiting is hard. Especially when we know God has called us to a special purpose.  Yet time and logistics conspire to rob His cause from our lives. Rather than allow this period to usher in doubt, use it to listen. For God has Whispers of Hope, love, and promise meant just for us. Looking ahead to plan and prepare are good…. [Read More]


On a Thursday at sundown, thousands of years ago, Jesus reclined with his disciples to share a final meal; we remember it as The Last Supper. Rich in meaning and detail, it signified the coming of a New Covenant.  And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is… [Read More]

Don’t Shrink Back

And if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with him.  Hebrews 10:38 NIV NOT pleased with me! What a contrast to, You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased(Luke 3:22). Pleasing God is my greatest desire, but I know I fall short—hindered by imperfect vision. In Hebrews, we… [Read More]

Desiring Death

  We live in a world of fast paces and great need. Our family needs us, our church needs us, our community needs us. We are bound to grow weary and we are in good company. Moses, Elijah, Jonah, and Paul all experienced the emotional toll of serving others. They struggled with weariness brought on… [Read More]

Death and Deception

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:21(NIV) My backyard is a beautiful sight. Mountains encircle the valley, where acres display God’s awesome creation: wildlife, plant life, raptors gliding and swooping. It’s a treat for my eyes and a boost to my spirit as I… [Read More]

Hunger Is No Game

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 Eight hundred and forty million people worldwide don’t have enough food to satisfy basic nutritional needs. One out of every six Americans face hunger. Food insecurity is a problem… [Read More]

Keep In Time

Great things are on the horizon. They take shape before my eyes; as I witness God’s unmistakable hand on people and circumstances. The ripple effect of life’s small moments are all used by God in the larger scheme of things. Sometimes I struggle to keep this in mind. 

One Son Shines For Us All

I walked through a town filled with people of alternate lifestyles. My initial surprise at this blatant disregard for society’s norm compromised my good graces. As I engaged people in light conversation, something odd began to stir in my spirit. I liked them. They were real people, creations of my God. I yearned for them to experience the… [Read More]