A Lie Almost Changed Everything

He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 Did you see that picture? The horror! That, my friends, was the day after the latest Southern California storm. After a night of pounding rain and howling winds, that was the aftermath at my house. I know, huh—I’m sure you’re wondering if we’re calling in […]

The Name Game

Have you seen these games on the Internet that award you a nickname? They take your personality then spit out a random title. In the end, you’re either some crazy Viking warrior or an obscure heir to royalty. Funny how we never end up with a title like “17th Century Rodent Killer.” Now that’s one […]

Hope When You’re Needy and Captive

“The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” – Psalm 69:33 NIV   No one likes to be needy. The word even sounds ugly. Needy. Have you noticed, it’s a word you tend to say with either a whine or a sneer? Ugh. We’re so against being needy, we do much […]

Drought Stricken

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”  Isaiah 12:3  NIV         The State of California is in a drought. The experts are calling it a “severe drought.”   I live here.  Yep, it’s dry! The rains that normally come in the spring were mere trickles this year, and […]

When Your Prayer Life Needs a Reality Check

“He departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” – Mark 1:35 ESV Do you put off praying because the location, timing, and even your focus seems off? Do you compare or try to measure up to how other people spend time in prayer? I sure have. I think a lot […]

When You’ve Got Flat-Feeling, Joke-Sounding, Ready to Quit Faith

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4 ESV   Are you feeling flat in your faith?   Do words like hope and perseverance sound like a joke?   Do you ever wake up ready to quit being the good wife, mother, neighbor, or friend?   I know I have.   When […]

Premium Seating

“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!”  Revelation 19:9 Have you ever attended an event and had really lousy seats? Like the very top row of a gazillion row arena, or a seat behind a pole, or worse yet, behind a reallllllly realllllly tall person wearing a realllly tall […]

Leave Her Alone!

“He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  Hebrews 11:6 NIV       What would your day consist of, if God were standing beside you telling your adversaries—Leave her alone!   What would it look like?   Think about that for a minute. If you had the biggest, baddest, strongest, bodyguard EVER—standing right there with […]