The Truth of How Jesus Paints Our Life

“Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” – Psalm 51:7 Over the summer, my daughter’s bedroom got a mini-makeover. We bought some new furniture and lighting. I painted the walls and built hooks out of reclaimed wood (yay DIY!). We also installed one of those super closet organizers that magically quadruples small spaces. […]

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 […]

Apple Pickin’

“Thus by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:20 NIV       Apples have gotten a bad rap…biblically speaking, that is.   THE very first sin had to do with an apple. Well, not really an apple, in fact the actual type of fruit is unknown, but somehow the “forbidden fruit” that ol’ […]

A Five Day Cleanse

“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 NLT         Have you heard of these body cleanses that are all the rage? The premise is you drink particular juices to purge the impurities from within, so your body will become more efficient and can start anew—healthier.   I quite frankly […]

When Sin Comes Too Easy

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. – Romans 7:18-19 (NLT) Wrestling with sin […]

Working Out the Weeds

“So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. –  James 1:21 (The Message) Weeds, one of those curious creations I often wonder about.  Why do we have them, what is their purpose, and how […]