Attitude, Jesus in Everyday Life, Refinement, Wrestling

Discipline Leads to Victory

During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Discipline Leads to Victory

Jesus in Everyday Life, Wrestling, Your Purpose

The Key to Unlocking Our Potential

During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading The Key to Unlocking Our Potential

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Surrender to Jesus, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Hey guys! Before I get into today's post, I want to say thank you for your overwhelming response to "A Season With Deep Purpose." That post came from the deep recesses of my heart, and how you responded and how God used it—WOW! Thank you for sharing it so liberally! It's reached people well beyond… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

It was Halloween. I was at my chiropractor’s office and my phone vibrated, signaling an email delivery to my author account. It was an email from Kathleen Kerr from Harvest House Publishers… After a long time of Waiting Well, my answer arrived… My stomach was in knots. The back of my neck was hot and… Continue reading Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

Jesus in Everyday Life, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–Commit Thy Works Unto the Lord

I'm curious. As you strive to wait well, do you commit everything you do to God? Do you fully give Him your dreams and plans? Do you hand them over? Or are you like me and want to keep a hand, a finger on it; have a small bit of control? Interestingly, in the KJV… Continue reading Waiting Well–Commit Thy Works Unto the Lord

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

  I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh. I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake. I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season. Have you heard this statement? “Yes, God loves us just the way we are. But He… Continue reading Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

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

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, 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