Celebrate the Old You

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I sat at my desk looking outside at the snow, just beginning to melt off the railings. The ice that we had not yet shoveled off the steps for [...]

They Don’t Know You; God Does

I woke up distracted this morning.   I make a vow during my time with God to not use my phone, but I found this morning I spent a large amount of time on it. Good things had happened in the last couple days. A new energy was all around. A new “stepping into.” Prayers [...]

WWJD: Do Good Anyway

Though they stumble, they will never fall,    for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:24, NLT David. David was the chosen King. Anointed to be King as a young boy, at the surprise of his brothers. His brothers who all believed they should be chosen. They were older. Stronger. David was just a shepherd boy. A [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

On finding acceptance in an old hometown

Hometowns. They can bring such feelings of security. Safety. The feeling of being at home. But there’s a flip side. Those hometowns often become the place we never feel at home. Not accepted. Only remembered for all the mistakes you made. A person you likely are not anymore Jesus was no stranger to being rejected [...]

No longer the broken one

I write to get things off my chest. I didn’t for a time. And those things, they took root in my soul and grew bitter fruit. Things I thought forgiven, lay buried underneath the surface. Waiting for a season of isolation to burst forth all that needed to come out from hiding. All that needed [...]

You are making your comeback

Ever fallen? I have. I do. All.the.time. I’m clumsy, and manage to trip over my own two feet on surfaces most can easily glide over. My last tumble? Broke my wrist, required surgery with hardware, and months of physical therapy to use that much needed wrist and hand again. I’m not 100 percent. According to [...]

More than just a name

Have you ever researched the meaning of your "born" name? The name you are called on a daily basis? Maybe it's the name on your birth certificate or a nickname you have had since goodness knows when. Just me? Ok. Maybe it's because my name isn't ordinary. Or because I get asked a number of [...]

Individually molded to be different

We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand. Isaiah 64:8 My son loves to cook. He enjoys buying new cookbooks, and learning how to use new kitchen gadgets, and is drawn to any nifty "cooking kit." Gingerbread men were no exception this past Christmas, and he tackled [...]