Christ in Me

I’ve been so aware lately of my many deficiencies. I have an ongoing joke with the Lord that I pretty much suck at life. While certain spiritual realities come easily to me–I guess you could say they are supernaturally natural–a lot of “normal” life stuff that seems like it should be a whole lot easier … More Christ in Me

Love Wins

Last week I posted some musings on a variety of things. This paragraph was included: Love wins. Period. There is no person, no program, no politics, and no policy that can eliminate the division in our nation, or the darkness that is so prevalent in this world. It should go without saying that dogmatically expressing our … More Love Wins

Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

Waiting. Could there possibly be a more despised concept in western culture? In these days of instant gratification and instant access to just about everything, waiting has become a foreign concept. Yet the exhortation to “wait on the Lord” is found throughout Scripture. Anyone who has walked with the Lord for more than about five … More Monday Morning Musings: “Be-Loved, week 3”

What Do You Want?

Do you want what you think you need in your timing, or do you want what you really want in Mine? I  wasn’t expecting the question. But, of course, I already knew the answer. Even though it sounds like a no-brainer, there was a very real cost associated with the “obvious” answer. What I thought I … More What Do You Want?

Hollywood, please get this one right…

A movie based on the New York Times best seller, The Shack, will be released next month. I’m SO excited!  But I’m also a little scared. I’m a little scared because, in recent years, Hollywood does not have a good track record when it comes to producing quality movies that rightly represent the heart and character of God. Sure, … More Hollywood, please get this one right…

Now is the Time…

“The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with … More Now is the Time…

Soaring

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 The Lord highlighted this verse to me at the beginning of the year–particularly the word “soar.” Although it is a … More Soaring

From His Heart to Yours: May 25, 2016

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. —2 Timothy 2:13 Have I ever failed you, beloved? When you look at your circumstances with natural eyes, you feel as though your faith is beginning to drift, but I will come through for you whether you remain strong and steadfast or whether you waiver. I cannot deny Myself—and … More From His Heart to Yours: May 25, 2016

The Hope of Christmas

  In the beginning … God. In the beginning, God created. God created man for His own pleasure. God created man for relationship; for intimacy with Himself. But then man separated himself from God. (It was never the other way around—it is still never the other way around.) Man hid. Man has been hiding ever … More The Hope of Christmas

Getting Through it: Tips for Surviving the “Most Wonderful” Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Right? For some it is, but for others, well, not so much. For some people the holidays are hard–sometimes really hard. The reasons are varied, but many feel especially vulnerable and alone this time of year. Although we have more ways of connecting than ever, a growing number of people … More Getting Through it: Tips for Surviving the “Most Wonderful” Time of the Year

Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Pain

On this week’s podcast “Letting Go of Pain” I share a testimony from my own experience of letting go. I had previously written about this particular story and it was published in an anthology book called God Allows U-Turns back in 2006. Since I’ve never published it here, rather than rewriting it slightly differently, I’m … More Monday Morning Musings: Letting Go of Pain

Back to Basics

Sometimes you need to keep things simple–really simple.  Really, sometimes you just need to go back to basics.  I’ve been in that place lately. On one hand, it is a ridiculously exciting time to be alive. I feel a shift in the spiritual atmosphere that I’ve never felt before. I’ve heard amazing testimonies on a larger … More Back to Basics