https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYRgB26rPIs “What are you thankful for?” In the weeks and days leading up to Thanksgiving, I’m usually asked this question more times than I can count. However, this year, I haven’t been asked this question once. And it makes me wonder why. Are we too immersed in the dailiness of our lives to stop and… Continue reading How Have Your Blessings Changed the Trajectory of Your Life?
When I started sharing the story of my wilderness season, it didn’t occur to me to share what God taught me during my 5-6 month stint in Deuteronomy 1—my transition from the valley to the wilderness. But then a friend changed my mind. Exasperated she said, “You don’t know who needs to hear what God… Continue reading Lessons from Deuteronomy 1: How 11 days became 40 years
I thought I was doing God’s will God’s way. But I was wrong. What I was doing was God’s will my way. And, as I was about to learn, there’s a difference. Quick Rewind. When I first embarked on this God-given adventure called writing in November 2015, I had absolutely NO IDEA what I was… Continue reading The Long Road Back: How Would You Respond?
Think back to your last wilderness experience. (Or your current one) How did you get there? What were the circumstances that led you into the wilderness? What “territory” did you cover while you ‘wandered’ with your Savior? What did Jesus teach you and how did you grow while in your season of isolation? Keep your… Continue reading A Long Road Back: Are You a Wanderer?
It was going great! Until it wasn’t. I was on the mountain top. Excited! Euphoric! Hopeful! Full of anticipation! Then…without warning…I found myself in a deep, dark valley leading to a vast, isolating wilderness. That was almost three years ago. You’re probably nodding your head because you’ve had a similar experience. Or, maybe this is… Continue reading A Long Road Back: Has This Been You?
Where we fix our thoughts is our choice. And it’s a crucial choice. Why? Because what we fix our thoughts on, is what we invite into our heart. And what’s in our heart determines our attitude. When we have a bad day, when things aren’t going our way—where is our focus? On our irritations. Disappointments.… Continue reading Take 5: Our Attitude. Our Choice.
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal
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
Our time on this planet is fleeting, but it MATTERS! Spring is here! Fruit trees are in full blossom. Flowers are bursting from the ground with their vivid colors. The lilacs are starting to open their heavily scented inflorescences. I. LOVE. IT! This is by far my favorite season. Regrowth. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Bright, bold colors… Continue reading This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!
~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage