Enlarged in the Waiting

Dear Friends, This verse of Scripture has been showing up everywhere it seems – and when that happens I know I need to pay attention. The Message version of the Bible says it incredible well: “All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. […]

Change is inevitable, Progress is optional

Greetings to all of you! These words above came to me when I was at the very weakest point in my life. In 2004 I had brain surgery to mitigate a brain seizure disorder called trigeminal neuralgia. The surgery stopped the seizures but the nerve coating on that cranio-facial nerve was disintegrated and needed to […]

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Whether you have a mom or are a mom, or neither, this is a day to celebrate the way women care for the people they love.  Here’s a quote from my book The Divine Invitation about Mama Bears: “Mother-love is nurturing, constant, life-giving, lifelong, fierce, tender, tough and unstoppable. It is the […]

SOUL DEBRIS

SOUL DEBRIS Dear Friends,  The picture here is not very pretty. None of us would want to be on this beach with all the trash laying around! As many of us have extra time on our hands during quarantine, what if we took the time to do some clean-up? I’m thinking of the things we […]

Is this rude awakening preparing the way for a Great Awakening?

I’ve been wondering about this. I’ve heard a few people mention that they believe this is true. I suspect it is! Great Awakening refers to 4 movements in our history when people “woke up” from spiritual slumber, experienced a profound sense of conviction and spiritual revival and became increasingly devoted to Jesus as Lord. The […]

The Secret to Giving in Uncertain Times

Dear friends, Can you identify with feeling that no matter how much you give to someone or to a cause you believe in, it will never be enough? I’m not just talking about money, I’m thinking about giving of yourself, your time, your efforts, your resources of any kind. I confess that sometimes I don’t […]

Turn Your Trials Into Treasure

Dear friends, I’ve been thinking about you, wondering how you are doing as this pandemic and all the trials related to it continue on. It has been several weeks now and we don’t know how much longer we will be in quarantine. It is an Easter like no other! Are you feeling weary, discouraged, tempted […]

Is it Hard for You to Rest?

Dear friends, Many of you know the Biblical story of creation in Genesis. In the midst of all the doing, God demonstrates a very fundamental concept: BEING. He rested, and just WAS on the 7th day. It can be hard to “just BE”. If you try to take a time of rest, your mind can start […]

Even though…Yet I will!

Dear friends, I’ve been thinking today about you all today as we face this nationwide, worldwide crisis with the coronavirus. This verse of Scripture has been coming to me, one where people from another era would have been experiencing some unusually difficult circumstances. Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no […]

Love Your Enemies

Dear friends, The passage of Scripture below is a challenging one. It’s something that doesn’t come naturally to us, something only God can help us do. 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  Luke […]