God Loved Hitler

“I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”  Luke 15:10   It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that God loves those who do evil. That He loves the gang members that have killed my friends. That He loves the […]

Praying Friends: When Good Things Get Hard

“Brothers and sisters, pray for us.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:25 When good things get hard, it’s comforting to know you have friends who will come along side you and pray. They become the lifter of your hands and the strength of your stance. They bare hope in hopeless situations, and care for you when you […]

Inspire: Ours To Remember

  The egg-stravaganza is over. The woven baskets are put away, the plastic grass is all vacuumed up, the ham is wrapped and packed, the dresses hung back in the closet and the lone hold out egg is still lost out in the yard. Now what? Now what do you do with the Easter hangover […]

3 Things I’ve Learned About Hope

The empty tomb. It seems fitting, this day after Easter, to talk with you about hope and what the hollow (and hallowed) tomb of Jesus means in terms of that hope. The truth is, you cannot talk about the empty tomb of our risen Christ without talking about hope. The emptiness of the tomb is one […]

Inspire: Hope is Rising!

  His followers were devastated. His friends lost hope. His group thought it was the end. But… Sunday was a coming!   They didn’t understand. They didn’t see the Truth. They didn’t put it all together. But… Sunday was a coming!   And with us– Hope can seem lost. Troubles can seem too many. The road […]

Love So Deep

  The little guy couldn’t believe what he saw. It was a brand new world for him. God knelt down and said, “You’re here for a purpose. You’re part of my plan.” The little one said, “Ok, but I’m so small, I’m scared I won’t be strong enough.” God said “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you. […]

Inspire: Dressed For Success

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world”  Romans 12:2   Are you ready for the day? It’s a jungle out there. Do you know what you’re wearing? Full armor may be the choice. Time to get dressed… …with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, (Making your yes mean yes, and your […]

Praying for Peace (and other things) for Your Home and Family

“If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.” – Thomas Watson Sometimes the walls of our home bang and clang and rumble with not-so-peaceful sounds. There’s […]