I am so humbled and grateful that you would stop by and spend some time here. It's possible that you want to know a little bit about me. The most important thing you should know is that I am a born-again Christian. But beyond that, I'm a Christ-follower -- or I try to be, as His grace keeps working to conform my stubborn heart to His. Which can be a slow process, and sometimes a painful one. ... Read More about Hi there!
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Have you ever found yourself in a season of waiting on God? You know what I mean, right? You’re trucking along your merry way, and He abruptly brings you to a crashing halt. Yeah. I’ve been there, too. Just about three years ago, we began to sense God calling us to be foster parents. So … Read More about Praying the Scriptures While I’m Waiting on God
Do you wonder how to stop wanting what you don’t have? Over the past several weeks, the pastors of my church have been preaching through the Ten Commandments one by one. The Word of God is living and powerful, and even those parts that I’ve been able to quote since my childhood still have lessons … Read More about How to Stop Wanting What You Don’t Have
Until a few years ago, I had not experienced much suffering in my life. I didn’t have to look for blessings in disguise; my blessings paraded themselves rather boldly. I remember feeling on many occasions like I was living a “charmed” life. Inexplicably, I was spared any major trials at all. And I was lavished … Read More about The #1 Blessing in Every Trial
Much could be said about the state of our nation today. Tensions abound. Hatred is rampant. Evil is seemingly unrestrained. There are many opinions about the cause of our problems. But what it boils down to is sin. There are also many opinions about the solution to our problems. But what it boils down to … Read More about A Prayer for a Broken Nation
I’m a creature of habit, one who loves structure and thrives on it. Part of this is from pure and simple necessity; after all, trying to care for the needs of six kids while navigating life without some kind of structure is a recipe for complete chaos. But I’ve also found that structure is one … Read More about Staying True to Your Faith While You’re On Vacation
“Please pray for me. I’m struggling with spiritual defeat.” It’s the email message I receive more than any other. No, not everyone uses those exact words. In fact, I’m pretty sure no one has ever made that precise statement. But the sentiment is there nonetheless. You see, sometimes spiritual defeat looks like discouragement. Other times … Read More about The Antidote for Spiritual Defeat
I don’t know about you, but I am constantly inundated with messages about who I am. Messages from within: I can’t do anything right. No one likes me. I will never be able to overcome this. Messages from others: You’re not worth my time. I can’t believe you did that. If you don’t see things … Read More about The Four Pillars of Your Identity in Christ
“Who are you to judge?” “Christians are called to love others and not judge.” “The Bible says not to judge!” “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!” Sound familiar? These are the rallying cries of those who reject the so-called “judgment” of Christians who hold to the Bible’s standards of right and … Read More about What Does the Bible Say About Judging?