I’m writing this post on the heels of our first family vacation in 5 years. During our time away, I learned 3 things about rest We need to know what relaxes us and facilitates our rest—and what doesn’tSabbath is a discipline, a holy habit that needs to be cultivatedHard work is a gift and a… Continue reading Rest: Do You Know What Facilitates Your Rest?
When is the last time your perspective about something changed dramatically? In other words, when is the last time you had a complete about-face after an in-your-face confrontation? For me, about two weeks and continuing… I shared in Running on Empty God recently confronted me about the work-rest imbalance in my life and ministry; exposing… Continue reading Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance
One of this Minnesota Girl's fears is running out of gas and being stranded on the side of the road--especially in the winter. So when my gauge approaches 1/8 tank, I start searching for a gas station. Unfortunately, I'm not as careful with my physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual energy. I push them as far… Continue reading Running on Empty
Edward Bulwer-Lytton was spot-on when he said: The pen [words] are mightier than the sword. There is so much ink used in Scripture to instruct us about the words we speak. Why do you suppose that is? Word have the power to build up. Encourage. Empower. Inspire. Bless. They can also destroy. Wound. Devastate. Rob… Continue reading Lead with Love: 15 Verses to Illustrate Why Our Words MATTER
#Love seems so simple, doesn't it? But when you look at God's definition of #love, we realize it's anything but. However, when we abide in His #love for us through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, we CAN #love like He does! How? Through the #love He pours into us. He fills us to overflowing… Continue reading Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love
If your heart has been as deeply grieved as mine has been, I can't help but wonder how grieved God's heart must be. But when I looked up the word "racism" in my concordances, I found nothing. But rather than getting discouraged, I kept looking... Turns out, the Bible has A LOT to say about… Continue reading Lead With Love: What does the Bible Say about Racism? 10 Verses to Meditate on.
My very favorite part of the Resurrection story is when Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene-- The woman whom He cast out 7 demons.The woman who became a faithful disciple and follower.The woman who was part of His inner circle.The woman who supported Him and His ministry.The woman whose life was shattered into dust as she witnesses His… Continue reading Tell Them My Message
Hey my friend, how can I pray for you today? Are you coping or thriving? Existing or excelling? Wasting your time or investing it well? Pretending or preparing? I ask because when Covid-19 first came on our radar, the internet was flooded with funny memes and jokes. Videos of people playing battleship across courtyards and… Continue reading God Is Not Surprised By This: What if…?
Covid-19 has taken our world by storm—leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. But there is a God in heaven and this virus doesn’t surprise Him. It rages through continents, countries, cities, neighborhoods, and homes depositing anxiety, worry, and fear, illness, and death. But there is a God in heaven who still sits on… Continue reading God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest
Today we’re wrapping up our 3-part series on The Key to Your Life If you missed part one and two, catch these two links: The Key to Your Life (Part 1) The Key to Your Life (Part 2) Obedience is Difficult, Hellacious, Exacting, and Hard. We can’t deny it. We would be fools to even… Continue reading The Key to Your Life (Part 3)