I’ve sent up more than a few frantic, “help!” prayers in my lifetime. There have been times when I just didn’t know what to say how to pray. There have also been times when I’ve prayed those quick prayers and experienced what I can only describe as a supernatural power shortly afterwards. My faith has been strengthened from these events and I want to give full credit to where that power came from: the Holy Spirit.Read More
It took me awhile to catch on.
For years, I worked for a challenging boss. She was difficult, demanding, and impossible to please.
Her words regularly came out in a critical, almost vicious, manner. Most of the staff would hold their breath, as she would walk into our work areas. She was a tough person to work for, to say the least.Read More
Think about the last team you were a part of maybe it was a sports team. You shared a common goal or purpose with other people. If you had an effective team then you, undoubtedly, also had good leadership.
My high school dance team had a goal: win state. It was as simple as that.
The work that went towards accomplishing that goal was anything but simple. Thousands of smaller goals had to be met first. It was a journey that spanned the course of a year and there were many distractions and hurdles along the way.Read More
Do you remember the first mobile phone you ever saw or used?
My dad had a huge box that sat under the dash in the front of his car. In this box was the most wonderful contraption. It was a gigantic mobile phone.Read More
I closed my eyes throughout most of the movie. Is it over yet? I kept thinking. Why? This is too awful! Why did he have to suffer so much?
Jesus’s death, as portrayed in The Passion of the Christ, had my mind going to uncomfortable places, confronting me with a reality that hurt. It was only a movie, but what Christ did for me, and for you, was illustrated so vividly, that even from the comfort of dark theater, it was almost more than I could handle.Read More
I remember it like it was yesterday.
Our phone conversation was brief but poignant. I shared the horrific details of my situation through tears.
All she said was, “I’ll be over soon.”
In my moment of deepest need and greatest hurt, my friend came to me. She left what she was doing and made her way to my house to comfort and encourage me. I had nothing to offer her, nothing to give, and little to say.
But, she showed up – just when I needed her the most. (And, she brought flowers!)
Similarly, when we were in our place of greatest need, Jesus stepped out of heaven and came down to earth for us. We had nothing to offer, nothing to give, and little to say.
But Jesus showed up – just when we needed Him the most. (And, He brought hope!)Read More
Sitting around a dinner table the other night with friends, the conversation was relaxed. At some point, one person asked a simple question,
“What’s your story?”
That question, when asked in the right context (of trust, love, and good listeners) is one of my favorites. I believe each person has an amazing story to tell.Read More
Is the Bible the only book we REALLY need?
It’s a question worth thinking about. I love to read and I love books! I have piles of books stacked throughout my house. I’m usually reading 2-3 at a time. I wrote a book- and I want to write more! I’m not saying other books are without value and I don’t appreciate them. But what if we could only choose one?Read More
God answers prayer!
In fact, God hears and answers all of our prayers.
Often, He answers us immediately with a resounding, “YES!” And, don’t we like it when He does?
However, “YES!” is not the only way our Fathers will respond to our prayers.Read More