Good morning! This week I wanted to do something different. Now, now… different can be good! I put together several phrases inspired by the biblical texts to get you thinking. Some of these are paradoxes[1], while others state biblical truths side by side. These phrases are to get you meditatingContinue Reading

I was having one of those days. I’m sure you’ve experienced it too – those days where your feelings seem bigger than the facts. A day where you dwell on the negative aspects of your life and as you wallow in self-pity, you spiral further and further downward into hopelessness.Continue Reading

When I typically think of giving thanks, it’s only natural for me to think of the holiday that so many Americans like myself cherish. Thanksgiving. That’s the special space where friends and family can hit ‘pause’ and gather together in the midst of each person’s busy routine. There’s the overloadContinue Reading

The Holy Spirit put this message on my heart to make the distinction between guilt and conviction. As I began praying through it and processing this thought, an image of a river formed in my mind. I saw a person walking over to the river with the purpose of testingContinue Reading

Hear the sound of music,      the joyous melodies of singing,      the clapping of hands. Now it is time for you to dance! Take My hand…I will lead,      we will dance together back and forth, Laughing together as we bask in the moment,      creating memories that weContinue Reading

If you have been around church circles long enough, you start understanding, and even speaking, ‘Christianese’ – Christian words and phrases that reveal you definitely go to church.  Some of these are considered ‘ancient’ words such as ‘narthex’ (typically meaning a hallway or gathering space) or ‘brethren’. Others have theologicalContinue Reading

If you have social media, it’s quite likely that you have witnessed the reality of people’s comments. People can say some pretty mean things out there! It seems the more political the tweets, posts, and videos are, the more rambunctious and rude people get when they express their opinion. TheContinue Reading

Napoleon Bonaparte – feared military commander and Emperor of the French, knew battle strategy better than anyone in the early 1800s. In fact, he is considered one of the greatest military leaders of all time; his campaigns and the wars he fought are studied in military schools worldwide. What fearContinue Reading

Part 3 of 3| Through the Valley Series Chances are, you are quite familiar with a passage, in the Bible, that mentions a valley. Or, you may be scratching your head right now trying to think of the verse… or any verse! If that’s the case, let me help youContinue Reading

PART 2 OF 3 | THROUGH THE VALLEY SERIES When we go through physical pain, we have a natural reflex – to react to that pain! Many times this is expressed with loud cries such as, “Ouch!” or other choice words that need no explanation. Our reaction communicates to othersContinue Reading