Sometimes the Bible is hard to read—I don’t mean difficult, I mean boring. Some sections are just not as exciting as others. To be honest, some passages used to make me groan every time I came to them. Logically, I knew God included those sections for a reason, but I was hard-pressed to figure out… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:1-17: Geneaologies, Our Heritage, and Women
We don’t have to stay charred, burned out, gutted shells void of purpose and vitality! This photograph stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t look away. Every detail seared into my brain. I didn’t even realize the effect it was having on me until silent tears splashed onto the back of my hands. Caleb Wyre,… Continue reading Gutted by Fire
Matthew was from the tribe of Levi, the tribe of priests. But he didn’t serve the Jews as a God-fearing priest; he stole for them as a self-serving tax collector. Then one day Jesus walked to his desk and said, “Follow me and be my disciple.” So Matthew got up and followed him. (Mt. 9:9).… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Who Was Matthew and Why Did He Write?
Not so long ago I gave you a challenge. Do you remember what it was? Let me give you a hint: 15 Minutes. I challenged you to nourish your soul before you nourished your body. I challenged you to read your Bible for 15 minutes every morning for a month. (read more about the challenge here)… Continue reading My 15 Minutes
Hello dear friend, This post was one of the most difficult to write. Rewrite. And write again. I wrestled with it for weeks! Maybe you can tell me why. Blessings. “Excuse me; Ma’am, is this yours?” I ignored the voice behind me and started walking. There’s NO WAY she could be talking to me. Ma’am?!?… Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 4: Forgiving, Forgetting, and Doubt
Fifteen minutes. 15. What do “15 minutes” mean to you? Fifteen minutes isn’t that much time, is it? Most people have longer commutes than that. Take longer showers than that. Spend more time on social media and gaming than that. Fifteen minutes. So what can 15 minutes well-spent at the front end of your day… Continue reading 15 Minutes
I am so excited! Today I have the incredible honor to share the heart of Tom Moore's younger daughter, Kati. This woman's testimony is as beautiful as is her heart and passion for God's Word, His people, and the people who don't know Him yet--traits she undoubtedly caught from her father's modeling and example. My hope--no… Continue reading Kingdom Mindset by Kati Moore Wilde
Sometimes heroes come in the form of men wearing iron suits. But more often than not they come in everyday clothes. And every once in a while they come in the athletic gear of a coach. Late fall, early winter 1993 started the South Saint Paul Packers wrestling season. I knew nothing about the sport.… Continue reading The Passing of The Baton: The Legacy of Tom Moore
What’s the big deal about confession anyway? Why does God require us to do it? Does He want to rub our noses in our mistakes? Make us feel guilt and shame for what we’ve done? Or does He enjoy putting salt in our wounds? Oh, these are good questions. Excellent questions. Real questions. I’ve asked… Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 3, What’s The Big Deal About Confession?
Confession. Forgiveness. Repentance. Three essential steps to eradicating the stronghold of sin in our lives. We tend to be pros at confessing our sins and asking God for forgiveness. But we suck at repentance. But first, what exactly is repentance? Webster describes it as “the action or process of repenting especially for misdeeds or moral… Continue reading But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 2, What is Repentance?