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Insisting On Simplicity This Christmas

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek, inquire for and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His Presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to … Continue reading

There’s always more Jesus

Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  James 5:16 Do you ever refrain from sharing your struggles with people because you are embarrassed?  Or you keep quiet because you feel as if your struggles are so silly compared to “what other people are facing in … Continue reading

Revive Your Gift

That is why I want you to remember the gift God gave you. God gave you that gift when I laid my hands on you. Now I want you to use that gift and let it grow more and more, like a small flame grows into a fire. 2 Timothy 1:6 ERV Years ago I … Continue reading

The Power of a Peppermint

I pulled up to the stop light at a nearby shopping center, easing my brakes after a quick trip to Target.  Luke was with me, sitting directly behind my seat, perched on his booster and talking about eight-year-old things. This red light tends to attract the homeless community.  It is not a rarity to find … Continue reading

31 Days of Praying Over Our Children – Mercy

January 8th – Mercy Lord, You are a merciful God and I thank you.  Today I ask that my children would follow Your example — always being merciful to others.  Just as You are merciful to us. In Jesus Name, Amen.   Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.  Luke 6:36

“Lord, do something!”

“Christ has come and He has come to you.  Look for the darkness and head that way. That is where He will shine the brightest and is needed most.” – Louie Giglio I find myself praying for the Lord to intervene in these dark times.  I ask Him to bring peace.  I plead Him to … Continue reading

Dear Becky, How do I get back “there”?

(This is a conversation I had yesterday with a friend who is desperate to draw nearer to God again.  She wrote me seeking encouragement on how to get back in step with Christ.  Haven’t we all found ourselves in a similar place?  One of drifting and just needing a little help to get back “there”!  I … Continue reading

Before We Play, We Pray.

I do it every May. Before the kids can even set down their backpacks from the school year, I am already mapping out “The-Most-Incredible-Summer-EVER”… VBS Reservations, Music Camps, Baseball Clinics, Drawing Lessons, Pool Playdates, Road Trips, etc. All of it – already on the books.  And, honestly, even more. But this morning, the Lord says, “Hold your horses … Continue reading

When The ER Doctor Knows Your Name

I grew up in the back seat of mama’s Chevrolet. You see, my mother loved real estate.  She loved brand new homes, renovated homes, big kitchens with cherry cabinets, and screened-in porches.  Sundays we would drive, searching for Parade of Homes and Open Houses and any For Sale signs staked deeply in acre lots. After … Continue reading

The Game Has Been Cancelled

This spring our lives revolve around baseball.  Three fields on which three boys play two games each week with one practice in between.  That is a lot of time in bleachers and equates to a lot of Big League Chew. But it also means a lot of cancelled games.  Rainy games don’t happen in baseball. … Continue reading