3 Daily Practices to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with Jesus
Do you often think “the Christian life” isn’t working for you and you don’t understand why? Do you ever believe you can’t do enough to please God? Do you compare yourself to other Christians and feel disappointed with a life that hasn’t turned out the way you expected? Perhaps you wonder what’s wrong with you…Read More
To the Rule-Following Church Girl
For so many years, I had a bad religion without a good relationship. I was a rule-following church girl who worked really hard to do the right things so that I would get the right results. I mean, isn’t that how the Christian life works? You go to church, read your bible, pray and have…Read More
Trips Down Memory Lane
One of my favorite things about social media is Facebook Memories, the 21st century version of an old photo album. I love how these images from the past randomly appear in my feed, reminding me of people and places too soon forgotten. For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a bit of…Read More
Are You Pickin’ Up What God is Layin’ Down?
How well do you pay attention to what you’re paying attention to? It’s incredibly easy these days to live distracted. Without noticing the unusual and even the ordinary events that take place in our daily experiences. God built within us the capacity to focus our attention. And when we do, we create the space to…Read More
Are You Limiting God?
Today, I have question for you to consider: What are you reluctant to ask God to do for you? Is there something you’re afraid to ask Him for? Scripture tells us that God is able to do immeasurably more than not only all we could ever ask Him to do for us, but He is…Read More
Who’s Your Daddy?
I used to tell my kids, especially during their teenage years, to choose their friends carefully, because friends can determine our destiny. Humans tend to imitate the people with whom they associate. Viruses are not the only things contagious. Attitudes and behaviors are contagious too. Negativity, anger and fear is transferable. But so is joy,…Read More
How To Find Stability In a Crisis
Last week, I had an interesting discussion with the women in my Bible study about prayer. In the book of Ephesians, Paul prays two beautiful prayers centered solely on the spiritual needs of those to whom he writes. As I researched further, I was hard-pressed to find Paul ever praying for the physical or material…Read More
Searching for God’s Will
Wouldn’t it be great if Google had a search engine for our life? If all we had to do was type in the search box, “God’s will for my life”, and it would automatically pull up a detailed set of directions showing us His exact path for us and each step we need to take to get there?Read More
Your Prayer Has Been Heard
At the beginning of his gospel account, Luke opens with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, a childless elderly couple who had lived through the pain of infertility. Their prayer for a baby had never been answered. Zechariah was a priest, and one seemingly ordinary day, he was chosen to enter the Holy Place in…Read More
How to Experience God in Painful Circumstances
Wouldn’t it be great if life always went according to plan? If happily ever after was a reality? If people never disappointed and circumstances always met our expectations? But what if God has a purpose for us in our pain? What if He wants to reveal Himself to us in profoundly personal ways? What if…Read More