Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

The Glass Pitcher

Yesterday I felt overwhelmed by life and uninspired to do anything—write, laundry, dishes, make a grocery list, anything. I asked God to help me write something meaningful, but I’ve got nothing. I started a message and stopped. I erased it and started again—and stopped. I repeated this cycle for hours. I wouldn’t call it writer’s… Continue reading The Glass Pitcher

Deuteronomy, Devotionals, PromisedLand, Your Purpose

Deuteronomy 1:26-28: When Our Heart Melts With Fear

The old man’s face has so captivated your full attention you don’t notice the next picture on the screen. What he’s saying is obviously causing him physical pain. Reliving this forty-year-old memory isn’t necessary, is it? His pain is still as fresh and raw as when it first happened. His features are twisted, revealing the… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:26-28: When Our Heart Melts With Fear

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

I AM Your Shield

Do you ever feel depleted? Broken? Exhausted? Like you have failed—again? Come before Jesus and lay it at his feet. Let the Great I AM be your shield, your safe place. Let Him restore you from your brokenness, hurt, and shame.

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I Was In A Mood

Ever have one of those days? You know what I mean, those days you wake up...in a mood. The attitude you went to bed with steeped all night to produce a potent concoction. It’s not just a grumpy mood quickly fixed by a cup of coffee. No, this mood has the power to take your… Continue reading I Was In A Mood

Devotionals

Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

Then all of you came to me and said, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to.” The idea seemed good to me; so I selected twelve of you, one man from… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:22-25: Motivations of the Heart Matter

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Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

As the old man continues his talk, he turns toward the screen with his arms open wide. His booming voice echoes off the canyon walls. The sound vibrations resonate in your chest as his words invade your heart. You can’t help but look over the horizon. And even though the view is different from the… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:20-21: Do Not Be Afraid! Do Not Be Discouraged

Devotionals, My Story

Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game

I love football. Football season is one of my most favorite times of the year. I look forward to it like a little kid looks forward to Christmas. Yesterday at my son’s game, one of his coaches yelled to one of the linebackers: “Make him forget his love of the game!” I know this boy.… Continue reading Make Him Forget His Love Of The Game

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

A Challenge for Me, A Blessing For You (?)

I’m go glad you came today! I love having you on this journey with me. Please know you’re on my mind and in my heart every day, and that I pray for you regularly.  Today, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been invited to participate in a 31-Day writing challenge with several other Christian writers,… Continue reading A Challenge for Me, A Blessing For You (?)

Devotionals

Deuteronomy 1:19: A Time of Refining

The next picture of remembrance is of a vast land. A terrifying wilderness. The land you had just come out of. A shudder creeps down your spine. It looks beautiful in a desolate sort of way. But there are hidden dangers lurking in the shadows and great difficulties this picture doesn’t reveal. Rock, ravines, and… Continue reading Deuteronomy 1:19: A Time of Refining

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Reflect

I’ve Been Duped

I was incredulous! There’s no way Mrs. Lois Evans would start following me on Twitter. No way. Tony Evans wife? Priscilla Schreier’s mom? No way! Ok, Girl, breathe and investigate this… (Background on the business side of writing—One of the tasks writers must do is build a “Tribe,” a group of people who love us… Continue reading I’ve Been Duped