Living Upstream in a Downstream World
August 4th, 2020
Against the grain. Swimming upstream.These thoughts swirl in my head a lot. I heard them again over the weekend as I listened to a sermon.I looked up a couple of things I wanted to share with you. Fir...
"If My People" Not "If the People"
April 2nd, 2020
I keep prayer journals and random notes on my phone all the time about important things—the kind of things I don’t want to forget.Something today made me think about a vision God gave me back in Augus...
The Holy Spirit is Waiting
March 30th, 2020
Let’s be honest, but for the Holy Spirit, there would be no Church.Moments before the Holy Spirit descended upon those who were seated in the upper room, the people were together, sitting there. Scrip...
March 14th, 2020
Do you remember the days immediately following September 11th? People stayed home. People didn’t travel. People held their loved ones close. It wasn’t because we were fearful, it was because we were a...
Worry Creates Pause
February 26th, 2020
Worry creates pause.In the middle of a recent conversation, the thought above hit me. Worry creates pause. When we worry, something happens, and that something is generally not good. Worry creates anx...
When the Subtle Things in Scripture Stir Your Heart
October 8th, 2019
This blog first appeared on Kingdom Winds. Subtle things have a way of becoming normal or expected. We gloss over them, often without even a thought. It is why opening the Word of God and not just rem...
Can I Give Her a Hug?
October 2nd, 2019
Today in an unlikely place, the love of Jesus was on full display. Yesterday in Dallas, Texas, Amanda Guyger was found guilty of the murder of Botham Jean and today, she was sentenced to ten years in ...
What Happens When We Give Up Too Early?
September 26th, 2019
We see it every day. People quitting the ministry. People leaving their spouses. People quitting jobs. And sadly, people ending their lives. People give up because things get hard, aren’t what they we...
Don't Just Survive, Overcome
July 16th, 2019
It's a difference in tone. A difference in the way one lives. It isn't subtle, yet many can't see the difference, especially those living with it. What am I talking about? Living as an overcomer rathe...
God Turns Bad Things Into Good News
April 19th, 2019
Years ago, my youngest son played the role of Jesus in his school’s pre-school rendition of the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As he walked down the hallway, the other school children waved palm bra...
February 10th, 2019
There is something that is not being spoken of much from the pulpit anymore. We cover salvation, purity, relationships, tithing, and community pretty well but we rarely ever discuss drunkenness and dr...
What We Can Learn From Our Past to Help Our Future
January 28th, 2019
Yesterday, was a day of remembrance of the liberation at Auschwitz. While the Holocaust is a complicated and sensitive event in the history of our world, there is so much more we can learn from the Ho...
The Year of Contentment...2019
January 25th, 2019
Last year, I wrote about my 2018 word for the year. My word was, “Home.” Little did I know when I released that blog on January 16, 2018, that the Lord was about to do something incredible as it relat...
Get Out of the Tree
January 18th, 2019
Several years ago, I wrote a blog called, “Climb a Tree.” In it, I described the scene found in Luke 19:1–10.Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he...
Holy, Healthy Habits
January 14th, 2019
I stared at the contents of my grocery bags and thought, “Who would have ever thought that I would come to love fruits, veggies, and healthy food so much?”. As a young girl, the only fruits I ate were...
Leave it Behind in 2018
December 31st, 2018
If I learned nothing else during my two years in middle school confirmation classes, I realized the omniscience of God (all-seeing), the omnipresence of God (all present), and the omnipotence of God (...
November 8th, 2018
Media.It’s the hot topic of today.So much media and so much noise. It’s the time we are living in. But as I read Joel chapters one and two this morning, the word “solemn” jumped out at me. In these ch...
Reaching the Middle
September 4th, 2018
A conversation I had the other night still has me thinking. It’s not a thought I haven’t had before, but it is a thought I feel burdened to share. The spiritual landscape of America is failing. Whose ...