For more than a decade I lived by the slogan, “I’d rather wear out than rust out”. I believed the more work I did for God and others the better. Unfortunately, I fell into a trap that many ministry loving people do – giving without replenishing. By continuing this practice, I had set myself up […]

One of the most difficult things to teach our children and learn for ourselves is the art of COMMUNICATION. If we want to have successful relationships, we must learn to communicate in love especially when we disagree. Communication involves sharing AND listening with the goal of understanding. Unfortunately, many people never learn to work through […]

Psalm a Day Challenge I shared before that I was challenged to read and share a Psalm a day by a young friend of mine. The last week has been a bit overwhelming, so I am behind… but committed! So here are my thoughts on Psalm 5. Psalm 5 (NASB95) For the choir director; for […]

Psalm 4 (NIV84)   For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.   1Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. 2How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long […]

Psalm A Day Challenge –   I was challenged by my spiritual daughter – a hungry for more of Jesus millennial – to study a Psalm a day with her. We invite you to join us with your thoughts and comments as well.   Psalm 3 (NASB95) A Psalm of David, when he fled from […]

  I have beening seeing posts on Facebook about super powers… you know the ones… “if I could have a super power it would be ____________________”. Well, I may have mentioned that God has me hanging out in 1st Corinthians 13. Today the I’m reading the AMP Bible (so fun to see how it is worded […]

So I know they are not fun but… Difficult conversations are necessary to maintain healthy relationships, clear up misunderstandings, share hurt feelings and keep the devil from getting a divisive foothold. Most people shrink back from conflict in fear, often at the cost of losing the relationship. Over the years I have made many mistakes […]

Unto us a child is born is the promise of a relatable and approachable Savior. Holy and humanity would share life. All we experience would be his experience―our joy, pain, fear, excitement, loss, and love. A child was born to us because he is for us ALL… inclusive not exclusive.

This past week I heard one of my favorite teachers, declare “Don’t be a whiner be a warrior!” I paused in my tracks and began thinking back over the past few days. Like everyone else, I’ve encountered a few challenges in life; health, children, finances. At times these situations have felt well… challenging, especially those […]

I’ve been thinking lately about the power of what we say. Names are important. Words matter. What we call others or say to them has more impact than we can truly imagine. What got me thinking? Football. My youngest is now a JV football player. I know I don’t look old enough to have a […]