Podcast Link – Tips to Enhance your Devotional Time

The “Hanging out with Jesus” podcast is now posted. You can listen anytime at your convenience. Once it goes live it is always available. This is a time of actual practice as we work through a devotion together. So come prepared with your Bible and notepad and expect quiet moments. Here is the link: devotional… [Read More]

“Hanging Out With Jesus”

On June 25th, I’m joining Lyvita Brooks on her Podcast Hanging Out with Jesus. Together we will discuss how to invigorate your devotional time. Based on my recent book, Consider the Birds – Reflections to Make You Soar, we’ll talk about how the beauty of nature organically causes you to slow down and reflect. You’ll… [Read More]

The Covid-19 Position

Schools close, businesses halt, the Dow plunges, international travel is reduced, and most people isolate. While social distancing takes hold, the birds act as if nothing has happened. And why not? Because nothing in their world has changed. ­­­ The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb 13:8…. [Read More]

The Christmas Tree

To many people, Christmas time is a season that is cold, busy, and demanding. One they would rather forget than embrace. Between parties, spending, and uncomfortable family gatherings, their joy is overshadowed by anxiety. Thank God for the Christmas Tree! Its decorated beauty can illuminate our path to Merry and Bright. The Christmas Tree is:… [Read More]

Have you stopped to Consider the Birds?

This year has brought significant change. For me it meant rest and reflection, seeking the presence of the Lord. At first, I resisted the idea of slowing down, uncertain whether I was hearing from Spirit or Flesh. But my surrender came in the most unusual way … watching a graceful hawk soar through the skies…. [Read More]

Give Thanks To God

Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of  God for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:19 November opens the door to a special season. A time for family and friends to give thanks to God. On this special day, our family spends time around the table sharing the blessings of each… [Read More]

A Season of Change

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called . . . . And he went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8 In a popular hit song, Andy Williams names Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But not for me! Nothing awakens my senses like the season of Fall. I… [Read More]

Preparation and Obedience

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 My morning was rushed, due to a friend’s call for prayer. I multi-tasked, raced out the door and arrived at my destination in record time. I was driving to a farm that supplies our food pantry… [Read More]

Time Is Not Ours To Decide

Death exemplifies how fleeting life is and how abruptly it can end. It’s a somber reminder that we are not in control. We are not guaranteed tomorrow or even our next breath. It’s hard to believe life can end at any time. When we lose friends unexpectedly, we are harshly reminded that time is not… [Read More]

Boasting and Beating

Two extremes are at work in society today, boasting and beating. Boasting comes through exaggeration and self-promotion, and is propagated via social media, in the workplace, and anywhere people tend to congregate. The beating surfaces in more intimate settings: among friends, in small groups, and in conversations we have with ourselves. The more we do… [Read More]