Rarely do I receive such an outpouring of response. I recently sent a message to the people on my ministry mailing list. It summarized my past struggle with finding joy. (If you missed it, you can read the gist of that story here). The message resonated. Almost...read more
There’s nothing that causes a momma’s heart to ache more and spurs a desire to fight for our kids through prayer. It doesn’t matter how old her children become, they will always be “babes” to their momma. When they encounter various trials, it will always affect us...read more
Perfection is paralyzing. It can keep us from contributing to the lives of people around us and serving the Lord as He calls. Our aim for perfectionism can keep us hung up on particulars that are far from critical. Like this one: “I’d like to introduce you to my...read more
I'm delighted to share these lovely quotes and Scriptures from the Bible study on the book of Esther, Victorious: Finding Triumph When Hope Seems Lost. Please check back frequently as I'll add to this collection over time. I pray you're blessed and inspired by the...read more
This weekend we celebrated a sort of birthday. You might consider it more of an anniversary, but as we look back 4 years ago when the original event happened, it felt more like a birth. Like stepping into a calling that the Lord placed in our lives. Specifically, it...read more
This is a difficult post to write. There’s humiliation in admitting the temptation to estimate my own personal value. I know the truth in my head: Our value stems from our position as children of the loving, almighty God—the Lord of the universe and Creator of all...read more
I remember when I first heard the advice to "be present." It seemed a bit irrelative and I recall wondering how we, as humans, could be anything but present. What other choice do we have? Decades ago, I sat in the office of a therapist, struggling in a relationship...read more
Overwhelm. Have you experienced it? Overwhelm stems from that thing which exists in such great amounts that someone or something cannot deal with them. It affects emotions in a powerful way (Maxmillandictionary.com). The sensation seems to come on suddenly and can...read more
Have you received God’s love? You may answer, “Yes of course! I follow Christ as my Savior. I know God’s love!” The love that God has for His children is well communicated in the Scriptures. But I’m not asking if you know that the Lord loves you. I’m asking if you’ve...read more
A Picture of God’s Love Consider this great mystery: God’s love lies outside our limits of comprehension, yet remains within our grasp to receive and embrace. Sometimes we need a picture of God's love to understand it more fully. When Jesus communicated mysterious...read more
Everything went silent. That’s how it felt when we heard the news. I didn’t know what to think, or how to feel. The world around me hushed. It was if a tunnel had swallowed all but a single focus. Every thought stilled except for the facts I learned listening to one...read more
When We Feel We Can't Make Time We’ve all experienced it. That sinking feeling that comes when we receive a prompting by the Holy Spirit to move into action, then immediately realize that we can't make time to fulfill the call. Maybe a new ministry was introduced at...read more
It’s my “plan-iversary!” Four years ago, I made a meaningful step toward taking hold of the Lord’s calling on my life: Creating a Plan. It was a small step, to be sure. But it's one that’s added consistent intention and purpose for 208 consecutive weeks and counting....read more
24 hours a day. That’s all we have to reach true transformation. You. Me. The guy next door. All of us. Therefore, in the moments when I sigh in regret, wishing I had time to do some of the bigger, sillier, and more important things—I should reconsider. It’s not that...read more
That’s a wrap! 2017 is behind us. Are you excited to embark on new adventures in a new year? Between Christmas and New Year each year, I try to spend some time reflecting on the prior 12 months. Recollections of 2017 brought heart-warming memories, satisfying...read more
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I’m an overcomer with a heart to teach others to overcome, too. Trials in life can be tough… sometimes nearly paralyzing. But they don’t have the power to hold us down. Why? Because we’re made free in Christ.
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