I was visiting my eighty-six year old friend, new to the faith, when she confided in me. “I have lived my life for myself and I did not give back like I should have, and I am afraid my children don’t know the Lord. Maybe if you talked to them they would listen.” I could … Continue reading A Hand Full of Seeds
I have one prayer that represents my heart. I start with it everyday. It is an intimate prayer of surrender and it postures me before the Lord. This morning, for the first time in six years, I didn't need it. I found that the struggle no longer lied in the surrender of myself, but it … Continue reading I Need More Faith
Many of our daily routines have been challenged and/or taken away, and new ones have been put in their place. Hope is scarce as this pandemic drags on. I find myself desperately seeking something to be grateful for. It is hard to do, let alone maintain. “God, I want to be grateful!” This morning, I … Continue reading Gratitude Renewed
It puts a wedge between you and God. It takes your thoughts from trusting in what God is and who He is to what you are and who you are. It traps you in a run around self focused tail chase that condemns you as you try and figure it out.
At fifteen I was sled riding with a friend. The hill was called "suicide hill." It came by its name naturally. I am not not only kid that ever got injured on that hill, let's just sat you took a chance with your life sledding "suicide hill." We would set off from the slow track, … Continue reading The Glad Game
It is about God, and God is enough.
How many times have I said I wish the world could stop for just a minute? Through hardships, heartbreaks, grieving times, and here we are at a full stop. I can still feel the inertia running through my body as it wants to keep going. I find my mind spinning instead of it resting in … Continue reading Forced Sabbath
When my eyes are on myself, it is only me I see. If my eyes are on You, then it is with You I long to be.
Our walk with the Lord is suppose to provide us with freedom. What does that freedom look like? It looks different than what we think. Let's work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and rest in God. Life is hard. The enemy tempts us. Bad things happen to good people. We will make mistakes. … Continue reading Let’s Get Real