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Being Honest from the Heart

  “Who, me? I don’t have a problem with fear. Or envy. Or impure thoughts.”   “Who, me? I don’t struggle with unforgiveness. Or impatience. Or comparison.”   We might look in the mirror and think we’re doing okay, maybe even a tad bit better than the next person. But, human nature being what it… [ read more ]

Human Wisdom and Faulty Brick Walls

When my husband and I lived in Nepal, he worked as a civil engineer on a hydro project for a couple of years. Then he was asked to oversee a renovation project at a mission hospital. One day he leaned on a brick retaining wall at the construction site. To his shock, the wall collapsed…. [ read more ]

Trusting God for Lavish Gifts

God is a lavish gift-giver. That’s right! “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:8, emphasis mine). The dictionary defines lavish as “to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities upon.”… [ read more ]

Wisdom Wednesday

Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! Here’s today’s tidibit worth pondering.

A Promise for Guidance and Wisdom

Over the past six years, I’ve faced several major disappointments and frustrations in my writing and speaking career. I didn’t seek this path in the first place, so it was okay with me if God changed my direction. I just wanted to know His mind so I could invest my time, talents, and energies where… [ read more ]

A Prayer that Brings a Guaranteed “Yes”

I was in sixth grade when I developed a huge crush on a classmate named Grant. His presence made my heart flutter and my face flush. I longed for the feelings to be mutual, and so my daily prayer sounded something like this: “Dear God, please make Grant like me.” If we happened to be… [ read more ]

Busting the Myths About the Bible

‘The Bible’s nothin’ more than an old-fashioned book,” some people say. “A book filled with rules designed to steal all our fun.” Others say, “The Bible’s merely a collection of fairy tales. Who in their right mind could ever really believe the story about Noah building an ark and filling it with animals two-by-two?” Some… [ read more ]

Jesus Prays for Me and You!

Hebrews 7:25 encourages me, especially on days when I’m frustrated, discouraged, or doubt-filled. It says, “Therefore he (Jesus) is able once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Why does this verse encourage me? Because it assures me that Jesus is… [ read more ]

There's Something Different about You

A girlfriend and I were sitting at my kitchen table, talking about recent challenges our families had experienced and how we’d handled them. Conversation paused for a moment, and then she said, “There’s something different about you. What is it?” I felt like a dream had come true. Her question was one I’d always wanted… [ read more ]

What does Wisdom Look Like?

When my kids were toddlers, I began praying that God would grant them wisdom beyond their years. My desire was for them to succeed in every aspect of their lives, and I believed possessing wisdom would be vital to that success becoming reality. More than two decades have passed, and I still believe the same… [ read more ]