Has Satan deceived you and robbed you of the gift of work? Oh he has me! I was lured in by his lie, “It’s all about me.” When God called me to this ministry I believed I was 100% responsible for my success or failure. It was my job to “build my platform.” If I… Continue reading Take 5: What is Your Underlying Motive?
Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down
🎉Today I interrupt normal programming to bring you an EXCITING UPDATE!🎉 Have you ever stood back and watched God do His thing? This past week I was able to do just that. You may remember, I spent this last summer writing a Bible study to work in correlation with our senior pastor’s sermon series on… Continue reading A Break in the Action for an EXCITING Update!
Disclaimer: When I wrote Not Today Satan I didn’t expect to write a “part two.” But God had other plans. As I already shared: Last Friday, when I read the words, "The Bible study is officially off to the printer!" I was exhilarated! But before the first whoop left my lips, fear gripped me so… Continue reading Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered
Fear gripped me so tight I could hardly breathe… Have I not commanded you? Mmm-hmmm Baby, look at me. (I look up) Have I not commanded you? Yes, Jesus, you have. Then why are you afraid? Because for the first time since you gave me this ministry, a project I’ve labored over, sacrifice for, poured… Continue reading Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!
Hello my sweet friend! I feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been able to sit and write a blog post. Can I just say, I’ve missed you?! You may recall, early last summer my senior pastor asked me to write a Bible study on 1 & 2 Samuel to complement his fall sermon series… Continue reading IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!
This is me Hello Friend! It feels like forever! What has God been doing in your life? Or, what have you been allowing God to do with your life? There is a difference... I ask because I've been thinking a lot about this as I work or my current project. (I'll share more in a… Continue reading Helloooooo out there!
What’s one of your very favorite things? Mine’s a toss-up between dark, strong coffee and chocolate (milk or dark)…and no, I’m not a fan of them being combined. I’ll eat them together, but I like my coffee black, very black. No sugar. No cream. Just black. Another is seeing God’s Word become Vibrantly Relevant in… Continue reading (Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matthew 14:30) Ever have one of those moments? Oh, today I'm there. No question. This verse is a pivotal moment in the recounting of Jesus walking on the water and Peter coming out… Continue reading HELP! I’m Drowning
Up until this past year, I haven’t jumped on the bandwagon of praying for a WORD for the year. Partly because I didn’t want to be sucked into a new fad but mostly because I didn’t see the point. I mean, what good can one WORD do? Then last August, my friend, Julie Holmquist, challenged… Continue reading DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD