But I Wanted Spaghetti Squash!

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14 NLT I’ve written about my garden in the past. It’s a cathartic effort for me. Even between the grudging work of pulling weeds and tilling the soil, there is something to be said about putting your hands […]

Burdens and Worries: 4 Ways to Leave Them Behind

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1Peter 5:1 No matter the delivery—you know it when you get it. Whether by phone call, or snail mail, or email—you just know when the news hits it signals a coming storm. Out of nowhere, in an instant, clouds of angst take over a […]

You Have It In You!

I have to be honest with you…I had a very, very difficult time with emotions a week ago. I think a lot of us did. The tragic events that played out on live television cut to my core. The loss of our valiant protectors, the lawlessness, the vitriol comments on Social Media, the endless commentaries that […]

Do You Feel Unworthy?

“By the grace of God, I am what I am.”  1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV Would it be a fair thing to say that at times you feel you would be the last person God would pick to do ANYTHING for His kingdom?   Can I be the first to raise my hand, saying yes to that […]

Why You Should Never Accept Ordinary

Can we get a coffee and chat? I mean, just you and I sitting on a couch gabbing away? Let’s talk, because I’ve been meaning to tell you something. I know you’ve been feeling ordinary lately. It happens to all of us. The routines, the schedules, the “I don’t know when it happened” melting of […]

Rock and Roll

“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.”  Philippians 3:13 ESV     What’s weighing you down? Is it your past? Is it a struggle you have right now? Is it the uncertainty of tomorrow? What has your heart heavy with a burden that the joy of […]

Quiet Too Long!

“They took an oath to the Lord with loud acclamation, with shouting…”  2Chronicles 15:14   (Gentlemen, I hope you don’t mind, this one is for the ladies today) Has anyone heard you roar lately? Have you leaned back and let it out? Maybe it’s time to. Maybe it’s time to tell the world—you are here, […]

He Kept His Promise

  The day she was born, he held her using both hands. His right cupped under her delicate head and the left at her little feet. As in a Lion King moment, he raised her high up into the air, presenting his bundle of joy to the world.   As he lifted his tiny daughter, the […]