Ephesians, 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, My Story

Run Your Race!

Isn’t vacation is supposed to be relaxing? Revitalizing? Refreshing? I just got home from vacation—a week in the Arizona sun. And once again I found myself seduced by the desert; mesmerized by the wide variety of cactus and other desert plants; and captivated by the landscape. But this time, I was challenged in ways I… Continue reading Run Your Race!

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

January’s Lesson

The Vibrant Relevance of God’s Word nailed me last week! And I didn’t even feel the blow until later when it started to sting. When I opened my Bible for my quiet time, I didn’t get further than this: I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place… Continue reading January’s Lesson

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life

Attitude, Part 2–Nuts, Guts, Heart, and Mind

Attitude is a choice. Like wrestling, it takes nuts, guts, heart, and mind. And in the face of adversity-God gives us what we need for victory. (Thank you Tim Hartung for your contributions.)

My Story, Reflect, Resolutions

I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

As I stated in, I Resolve To…part 1: The dominant challenge we face when striving to obtain a goal or make a life change is OURSELVES. But if you don’t allow yourself to make excuses or look for a back door, you’ll be much, much more successful. AND if you choose to look at multiple… Continue reading I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

Christmas, Jesus in Everyday Life

The Christmas Hangover–Time to Linger

Do you realize that this time next week we’ll be doing the Christmas-hangover thing?The good times, the laughter, the food, will all be done. The presents will all be opened—evidenced by the shrapnel of the wrapping paper, bows, and boxes across the room. Other songs will infiltrate the continuous Christmas music, and everyone will be… Continue reading The Christmas Hangover–Time to Linger

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Reflect

Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best

Being sick sucks! Wouldn’t you agree? It takes more than it gives and when it’s over, you have to play catch-up. For two weeks now a virus has had its way with my family. We’ve dropped one-by-one, like dominos falling in slow motion. And when a few of us start to get back up, BAM… Continue reading Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…

Ever have days when things don't go as planned. When life happens? Me too. That's usually when Jesus get my attention and teaches me something new.

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, Psalm 100

Psalm 100, Part 5: COME!

I don’t know about you, but after worshiping with other Believers, I feel encouraged! No matter what season I’m in, what challenges I’m facing, what I’m wrestling with, or how broken I am—I always feel refreshed, refocused, and more hopeful. Come. 'Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!' Psalms 34:8

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, Psalm 100

Psalm 100, Part 4: Serving Others

What if I told you serving others in the name of Jesus Christ is a form of worship AND can be instrumental in your healing? Would you believe me?