Five Awesome Promises

Five Awesome Promises

The new year will be here before we know it. How is 2022 looking for you up ahead? Traditionally we make resolutions or promises in the hope that, in some way, we might improve ourselves in the new year. I don’t know about you, but I usually have mixed results with...
The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

As December arrives and we’ve finally burned off those extra calories from Thanksgiving (okay, maybe we haven’t), it’s official: Christmas is upon us. As followers of Christ, we recognize the absolute meaning of this season as a time of reflection and rejoicing...
Abundance of the Heart

Abundance of the Heart

   My young grandson got home from kindergarten and went straight over to the playpen where his baby sister was happily kicking and cooing. He cooed back and began talking to her. He looked up and said, “Mommy, I don’t know if she’s going to be Spanish or not.” His...
The E Word

The E Word

What comes to mind when you think of evangelism? Does it evoke memories of a billboard that reads, “The End Is Near – REPENT”? Does it make you think of a finger-pointing, stern-faced preacher who seems to be saying, “God is going to get you!” For some of us it...
Full Armor

Full Armor

I don’t know about you, but the last seven days have been beyond rough for me. Anxiety has visited me more than I would like to publicly admit. I haven’t experienced warfare like this in a while! Marriage, parenting, health, and more have been attacked this week....
Promises Never Fail

Promises Never Fail

It was November 6, 2017. I was emotionally numb, broken, and hurting. I was stuck in a toxic relationship cycle that I couldn’t break free from. I wanted to move on, knew I needed to move on, but just didn’t know how. After a long night with little rest, I woke up and...
The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

I’ve always dreamed of adoption. It was a calling marked on my heart from a young age and a dream I carried quietly for many years until I met my husband. When we were dating, I shared with him the desires of my heart and the deep calling I felt towards adoption. I...
Blindsided

Blindsided

Donnie and I were at the shore with our friends, L.T. and Beth. Jamie, my daughter drove to meet us, and because we really didn’t have any plans, decided she wanted to do a “photoshoot”. We walked to the beach, and Donnie, barefooted with pants rolled up, walked right...
Blessed Are the Meek

Blessed Are the Meek

What do all of these events have in common? Barry Manilow’s record “Mandy” goes gold. Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Mitchell are all convicted of crimes in the Watergate scandal. Superbowl IX took place as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota...
How Our Cup Overflows

How Our Cup Overflows

Years ago, I discovered something important. If I acted a certain way, I could get a lot of attention. I could make people laugh, and I could feel accepted. The scene of this discovery was a youth retreat talent show. While I thankfully did not decide to test this...