Don't Leave Them Out
April 11th, 2018
I made a request to God several years ago. I asked him to allow me to do ministry with my family. I never wanted to do ministry apart from them because I knew God had specifically given me the privile...
It Starts With Our Households
March 21st, 2018
I’ve had this thing brewing in my soul for the past few weeks (okay, maybe the last several years). But this recent stirring began to boil over as I stood at the back of the room on the final morning ...
Storytellers We Must Be
February 27th, 2018
I saw a post a couple of days after the passing of Billy Graham that bothered me. In it, a young mom spoke of how her children and certainly their children would never know Billy Graham. I thought to ...
Prayer Does Change Things
February 19th, 2018
“Prayer isn’t working.” “Thoughts and prayers are nice, but they aren’t going to change things.” “God isn’t fixing this!” These are the statements that play out and circulate after significant even...
A Double Dose of Love
February 12th, 2018
This week two events collide. On Wednesday, February 14th people will celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a day filled with love and expectation, and sadly sometimes a little sadness. Sappy love cards wi...
Close Encounters of the Best Kind
January 26th, 2018
Choosing to continually encounter the presence of God is a lifestyle, not a one-time encounter. Far too many people believe they have to make time. have the time or wait for the right time to have an ...
What is "HOME" to you?
January 16th, 2018
My word for this year is “HOME.” It’s a word I see all the time, and it’s an issue I’ve struggled with for many years. By the age of thirty, I had somewhere around twenty-seven addresses I had called ...
What is Your Community Lense?
December 29th, 2017
Years ago, shortly after my baptism at my home church, I received an email from a woman inviting my husband and me to a Bible Fellowship class (also known as Sunday School, small groups, or community ...
Listen to Him
November 29th, 2017
We are bogged down by words these days. Whether we enjoy reading or watching the news, watching television or movies, or reading books or blogs, words are thrown at us. So. Many. Words. Some words are...
The Gift of Conversation
November 22nd, 2017
Many of you already know this, but I homeschool my three children and well, during the day our house often gets loud. Not obnoxious loud but the kind of loud when a lot of people are talking…sometimes...
God Can Use a Museum
November 15th, 2017
The Museum of the Bible did not disappoint. Here is a sneak peak of what you will experience....
Why Do You Share Your Faith?
October 26th, 2017
Sharing your faith may be challenging but you don't want to be known as someone who "never said a thing!"...
Spiritual Disorder Brings Physical Chaos
October 7th, 2017
I started writing a book titled, Spiritual Orphans: A Generation in Crisis, shortly after the Manchester bombing in May of this year. The book is slowly coming together but after the events of this pa...
The Mission of Motherhood
September 26th, 2017
Motherhood is about sacrifice, and it is only the presence of the Holy Spirit that ensures the success of the servant’s mission. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring G...
Live Life With a Live Feed Mentality
September 15th, 2017
This past week as I reflected on all that was happening in the United States—the two hurricanes, wildfires burning, and general unrest, I slowly began to reflect on the horrible events of September 1...
He Is Meant to Be Experienced and Shared
September 7th, 2017
As hurricane season is upon us, we see firsthand the dangers of living near God's unpredictable creation. There is so much beauty surrounding bodies of water; whether that be an ocean, a river or a l...
If You Are Going to Proclaim...
September 1st, 2017
It has been a tough week in Texas. Hurricane Harvey forever left its mark on this state. Out of this tragedy, it has been heartwarming to see the response of people helping people. Would this have hap...
On the Day of the Solar Eclipse
August 23rd, 2017
On Monday as Americans were watching the solar eclipse, something strange and wonderful was happening in my little corner of the world. In between running in and out of my house and sliding on my so...
What Kind of Giver Are You?
August 14th, 2017
This side of heaven, there will always be need. God enables us to be a part of meeting the needs of others. He asks we do so joyfully not with bitterness and resentfulness. “Whatever you give is accep...
Are You Comfortable or Are You Content?
July 10th, 2017
I read an interesting fact this morning. It referenced the division that ensued among Christians when Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. Many argued that the theory of evolution would give ris...
We Reach Through Love
July 5th, 2017
Not long after the flood, people found themselves struggling again to do what was right. Noah’s son, Ham, shamed the family after Noah drank too much wine and stumbled naked into his tent. Instead of ...
Are You Hurting Your "Friends"?
June 21st, 2017
Recently, every speaker and every conversation around a table end up at the same place these days…social media. The conversation is rarely uplifting, very authentic, and usually, by the end of the co...
To the Fatherless...
June 18th, 2017
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day appear to be handled slightly differently. Mother’s Day is full of pink and flowers, and tears. Father’s Day has lots of directives and barbecues. The roles of mother and...
The Battle Hasn't Ended It Has Only Just Begun
June 12th, 2017
Last weekend was a super busy weekend for us. Between my husband’s schedule, my schedule, my children’s schedule, and our family schedule, we were going in lots of different directions. All good thing...