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Three Little Words

  Lord, I praise You because You can do the impossible.   Pharaoh experienced disturbing dreams one night. His wise men couldn’t interpret their meaning, so he asked Joseph to explain. Joseph said, “I cannot do it but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires” (). Joseph could have said, “You want me to… [ read more ]

Why is it Difficult to be "Sold Out" for Jesus?

Followers of Christ are familiar with the term “sold out for Jesus.” It means we’re completely surrendered to Him. Our money, time, dreams, relationships, possessions—everything about us belongs to Him and is readily available for His purposes. Yup, we’re familiar with the term, but quite honestly, living up to its meaning presents a challenge. Why?… [ read more ]

Facing an Unknown Future?

Here’s an article I wrote about facing an unknown future (I inadvertently overlooked posting it with the photo earlier). If you’re facing an uncertain future and you’re feeling fearful, then I believe you’ll find this piece helpful.

A Good Question to Ask When We Feel Afraid

Relevant questions reveal a lot about what people think and the reason for their behavior. Lawyers use them. So do life coaches. And parents. David used them, too. The Psalms record numerous songs and prayers he wrote throughout his lifetime, and many contain questions. On one occasion, as he ran from enemies determined to capture… [ read more ]

The Mistake That Causes Us to Make Mistakes

Doing women’s ministry means hearing lots of personal stories from other gals’ lives. Nothing saddens me more than hearing them express regrets for making certain choices. Sometimes these choices are moral issues; sometimes not. Here are some examples: I shouldn’t have become involved in a relationship with so-and-so. I’ve had nothing but heartache ever since…. [ read more ]

Baby Jesus has Grown Up

Christmas approaches bringing familiar strains: “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head…” I love that carol, especially when sung by children’s sweet voices. The lyrics transport me to another place and time, to that star-studded night in a distant land. They take me to a… [ read more ]

The Key to Living Well

Psalm 119 is one of my all-time favorites because it’s loaded with spiritual truths designed to help us lead abundant lives. Its impact on me started ‘way back in my elementary school days when I attended Pioneer Girls club every Wednesday evening. The club’s key verse was Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to… [ read more ]

My Secret to Inner Peace

John 14:1 says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me.” Verse 27 says, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” The command is clear—don’t let my… [ read more ]

3 Characteristics of True Friendship

What does true friendship really look like? I guarantee it runs deeper than Facebook. Here are three characteristics that I glean from the friendship between David and Jonathan: “One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. Jonathan went to find… [ read more ]