The Power of Encouragement

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The greatest need in the world is to know and experience the love of God. I am often overwhelmed by it. It moves me to places I might never have traveled, and it moves me to take action in ways I might never have considered. God’s love compels. Go... More

Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One of the central truths we learn about God from the second chapter of Jonah is that salvation, start to finish, is from God. It is solely a work of the Almighty. At the end of chapter one, Jonah is in a bad way. He is on the verge of drowning in... More

Feasting, Fasting & Facebook

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Several years ago, one of my sisters decided to give up Facebook for Lent. She inspired me to do the same. It seemed like an easy choice, to relegate giving up social media for Lent to the same trivial category as giving up gum, soda,... More

What You Think About Matters

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What do you think about while you are driving to work, doing the dishes, or taking a walk?

I was standing at the sink one day, washing the dishes, mulling over my problems one by one, and getting more frustrated by the moment. That is when t... More

Bridles, Bits & Prayer

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!
How joyful is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin
and in whose spirit is no dece... More

The Mind of Christ

Sunday, January 15, 2017

To be created in the image of God is no small matter. How I wish that our minds could comprehend the enormity of it all; but since we use maybe 15% of our brains at any given moment, how will we ever know?

Consider the imagery those with nea... More

Salt & Light

Monday, January 02, 2017

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes His followers as the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". The very first stop on our tour of Galilee is the grassy hill that has been established as the probable location of these teachings... More

Beyond Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Reverend Howard Thurman framed Jesus’ proclamation from Isaiah 61:1-2 in this captivating poem, set to music by Dan Forrest. I am so guilty of getting caught up in the angels and the carols and the star... More

Behold His Glory

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Several years ago I completed a 3-year study curriculum that goes through each book of the Bible, at the fast pace of one book a week. We studied Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the 12 Tribes, Noah, King David, and Queen Esther. In Leviticus we learned abo... More

Nothing is Wasted

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

John is the only Gospel writer who includes a certain phrase in telling the miracle of the loaves and fish. This phrase recently caught my attention. For days now I’ve reflected upon it, prayed over it, and researched the context. It occurs in Joh... More