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. […]

Words Are Your Wardrobe

“Trees are swayed by winds, men by words.” – Joan Aiken, The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories We sat across each other in the almost-empty coffee shop. In quiet voices, we shared stories of our childhood. Not the happy parts like Sundays at the lake, or eating peach upside-down cake, or of freedom […]

Compare No More

“Everything God creates is good…” 1Timothy 4:4 Of course, she entered the room right when I was stuffing a tortilla chip into my mouth. This woman. She beamed like a new sunrise and displayed a body to die for in a spectacular dress. All eyes turned her way. Thank God, I guess, since they didn’t […]

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 […]

Founding Yourself

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV I actually learned something new this week. Well, I should clarify—I learned something new by watching one of my husband’s television shows. A rarity. I have to admit, his shows are not […]

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 […]

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, […]


“One will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’; another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord’s,’ and will take the name of Israel.” – Isaiah 44:5 NIV     Do I even dare broach the subject of tattoos?   I think we’ve all seen by now […]