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 […]

Those Flippin Voices in Our Heads! (Three ways to handle them)

“…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Romans 12:2  NIV For as long as I can remember there have been two sets of silent voices. Yet, one side always seemed to win out. You’re not smart enough. You’re not able enough. You’re not good enough. And the appearance ones, too: You’re not thin enough. […]

Have You Put Out Your Signs?

“When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence.” Nehemiah 6:17a It’s obvious you fiercely protect what you love. That’s probably why we all connect so well, don’t you think? Your stories are telling—you have a heart’s desire to gather up those you love and shield them […]

What’s New? 4 Words to Remember When Starting New

In the beginning, God … Genesis 1:1 ESV Are you starting something new? Maybe it’s a marriage, motherhood, a new job, or a new goal. Maybe a loss has you starting new. Or maybe new changes in your health or a relationship have forced you to take on a new perspective or action. Maybe new […]

I’m Not Signing Up For Perfect

“We don’t have to be perfect to be a blessing. We are asked only to be real, trusting in His perfection to cover our imperfection, knowing that one day we will finally be all that Christ saved us for and wants us to be.” – Gigi Graham Tchividjian Are you trying to be perfect? Is […]

When God is Silent

“Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.” – John 11:5-6 Have you ever noticed how loud silence can be?   Earlier this week I traveled to a conference hosted in an area I didn’t know well, so […]

Giant Slayer

“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty.” 1 Samuel 17:45 NIV       I had always envisioned David’s Goliath as this huge giant that was bigger than any oak tree.   But he wasn’t. By most accounts, he stood probably […]

Courage When You’re Wondering Where You’re Going

“That I may walk before God in the light of life.” – Psalm 56:13 NIV W here am I going?   It’s a question I pondered as I walked along a winding stretch of dirt road.   And it’s a question that has agonized the ages.   We’re anxious to “arrive” somewhere – anywhere, for it […]