What else happens…..

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 So I spent a year imagining how the garden in the front yard of our new house could be transformed. Hedges, bushes, and small trees were overgrown with all sorts of…

The great switch

This post is somewhat of a departure. It is a prayer following a time when God shone His perfect light in areas of my life that needed to change. This is for all those who are being held captive by false thinking–who need to quit believing lies and replace them with Jesus, the Truth, Who…

God’s “OK” and ours

God’s OK and ours is not the same. When I reach out for peace, I cry out to God for some type of homeostasis–LORD, take me back to the way things were. Before, you know. Everything changed.  Take me back to the time when I could hug my dad without a nagging feeling in the…

Relentless Hope

I have nonChristian friends who talk. Who express their wonderment at how any person could still believe in a God of love and mercy after the year 2020. As I chat with them, we wade through this tension between the circumstances of the world and the challenge they present to the hope we are called…

How do Introverts become Bold?

Be bold. Be confident in the gifts you’ve been given. Don’t be afraid to use them. Don’t. Hold. Back.  I’ve heard them all. OK extroverts. Me, speaking in front of people? Praying out loud? That’s me being bold. That’s me coming a few clicks short of a nervous breakdown in order to wield this gift…

What the blind beggar knew…

Are you stuck in your spiritual walk? Modern events stagnating your faith? Find out one key ingredient to a deeper walk with Jesus.

If you say so Jesus

Luke 5:1-11. Jesus told Simon to put his nets down into the deep water. And, Peter’s response was a reluctant one. “Master, we have worked all night long, but we have caught nothing.”  Um, Jesus. I just did that. You actually saw me cleaning up my empty nets before you borrowed my boat.  But, after…

Evangelism for Introverts: Isaiah 55 and Walmart

Isaiah 55 has been somewhat of a war cry for me this year. I love when the deep mystery of faith reveals itself in practical ways–when I see played out in vivid reality that His ways are higher than mine.  Usually I’m not so much of a girl person. Or a crowd person. But, this…

Ken, Doris, and Defiant Faith

So, asking for a friend. What do you do when you have a nervous breakdown in the middle of praise and worship? What do you do when you want to stop crying, but, for the love of God, all you can do is see your soon to graduate sons running towards you as toddlers, as…