In the Meanwhile

The Lord replied, “Look around at the nations;    look and be amazed!For I am doing something in your own day,    something you wouldn’t believe    even if someone told you about it." Habakkuk 1:5, NLT For those of you who have been around a while, you know how much I love post-it notes. They have housed prayers in Bibles. They live [...]

Trust in the One

Trust. A loaded word. One word that requires surrender in any kind of relationship. In our personal relationships, and especially in our relationship with God. Trust. Also the number one reason relationships fail, according to Psychology Today. Or lack of trust, actually. I could go into all the reasons this is, but I have an [...]

Not By My Strength, But His

Ever heard of a life verse? It’s a verse from the Bible that speaks to you and usually defines the way in which you walk in your daily life with Christ.  Do you have one? I do. One I even decided to tattoo on my arm as a reminder to live out its truth daily: [...]

Just Be Still, Already

We heard it as kids. We likely say it as adults now: “Be still. Sit down and just be still.” An instruction often given from parent to child. One that comes after too much moving and less just being.  You know we are commanded by God to do the same: “Be still?” Yet, even for us, [...]

Let There Be Light: Faith in the Unknown

And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 Abram. Deemed righteous by God because of his faith. What does that even mean? First, to answer that-we must know what we are referring to when we discuss faith. According to Hebrews 11:1 and 3, "faith shows [...]

He is still working through you

A couple years ago I was on fire. Passionate. I was pretty certain that God had placed a specific calling on my heart. I knew I had heard him, remember the events. The time. The place. Who was around. What He said to me. I had a plan and a purpose. A focus. A desire. [...]

You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

WWJD: Pray for those who hurt you

I went to therapy the other day. I am not too proud to admit that I am a Christian. A mental health provider. A pastor. And I am in therapy. I can imagine that during this time of upheaval and isolation many people are. As a therapist, I can attest to the growing numbers. So [...]