Ephesians, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, Surrender to Jesus

Ephesians 3:20–Scars That Shine

I apologize this didn't get out on Saturday as planned. I was blessed to be present with family and friends. To encourage others in need and to be blessed in return. And now back to regular programming 🙂 Have you heard of the Japanese art, Kintsukuroi? This ancient art developed because a beloved piece of… Continue reading Ephesians 3:20–Scars That Shine

Encouragement, Ephesians, Jesus in Everyday Life

Ephesians 3:20, Part 1–Infinitely More Than We Could Ever Imagine

Could you use some encouragement? A friend, a mentor, a leader to come alongside you and speak words of Truth over you to strengthen you? Words to expand your faith? Words to soothe the jagged edges of a painful situation? Words to infuse hope where hope is fleeting? Words to remind you of who you… Continue reading Ephesians 3:20, Part 1–Infinitely More Than We Could Ever Imagine

Jesus in Everyday Life, Judas, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

Called. Equipped. Sent out…Betrayed?? 'Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas,… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Prayer

What Happens When We Pray For Others

Have you ever had one of those moments, those unexpected moments, where you were given a blessing you didn’t know you needed? I had one of those moments a few days ago. I posted this on FB: This weekend my man and son were diagnosed with pneumonia! Fearing my turn is here. Frustrated I can’t… Continue reading What Happens When We Pray For Others

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

Are there any passages of Scripture you come across that slay you? Shread your heart and leave you bare? That so grieve you they propel you to action. Not out of guilt, but out of love. Passion. Urgency. For me, it’s Matthew 7:21. Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

We had some of the strangest weather yesterday. It started out with a constant misty-drizzle, everything was drippy and dreary. Then a few hours later, the sun came out displaying one of my favorite things: sunshine glittering off raindrops still clinging to the grass and trees. Everything looked bright and exciting, fresh and clean, holding… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 7:24-27: Sunshine and Thunderheads

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

Do you ever read Scripture and have more questions than answers? Sometimes, ideally, the answers you seek are found in other parts of Scripture. Other times, if you’re lucky, a Biblical scholar may have spent months going through dusty old tomes of historical and cultural documents and written about what he’s/she’s learned. Then there are… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 2:1-12: Out of Town Guests

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Graduation, New Normals, and Helping Loved Ones When It Hurts

Hello! Man alive, it’s been a while. I have missed you! For the last six weeks, I’ve been held captive by the vast and beautiful whirlwind that was our oldest son’s high school graduation. For some, this may not seem like a big deal. It’s a “been-there-done-that” event. For you, it may not have been… Continue reading Graduation, New Normals, and Helping Loved Ones When It Hurts

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes, Reading God's Word

My 15 Minutes: Who Was Matthew and Why Did He Write?

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?

Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life

But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 4: Forgiving, Forgetting, and Doubt

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