A Sad State of Affairs for the SBC…and what we can do.

It is hard for those of us who love the church to hear how very much some of our leaders have failed. This morning as I think of the SBC report, released yesterday, I am saddened. Once again, the enemy laughs, the lost world scoffs, and captives remain bound in chains while the church dealsContinue reading “A Sad State of Affairs for the SBC…and what we can do.”

There at the small church…

I’ve learned to keep my eye out for a steeple. It often peeks above a hill as I turn the corner and finally see the small church. Oh, the Lord has had me share in some big churches with parking lots like theme parks, but mostly it’s been the small churches where I’ve found myselfContinue reading “There at the small church…”

“Momma, you GRUMPY”

In the years after my first husband took his life, I began to heal. Good days were still coupled with days when I just wanted to cry. And sometimes a good, snot-making cry seemed to help. I tried to hide my tears from my boys, but sometimes their sweet little hugs would bring on moreContinue reading ““Momma, you GRUMPY””

Walking Forward with God even after Wrestling

Even after seeing amazing grace and incredible faithfulness by God, I’ve turned right around, and allowed myself to be filled with fear, imagining God might not carry me through the next thing. Have you? Such is the case, as Jacob is warned by God to leave the land of his father-in-law, taking his wives andContinue reading “Walking Forward with God even after Wrestling”

It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.

As Christians, we so want what we know to be good and right and true to be embraced by our culture. We often find ourselves exuberantly cheering the slightest hint of Christianity in our political figures when they use a Bible verse in their speech or our athletes when they thank God after the victory.Continue reading “It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.”

Best to follow THE ONE who keeps His Promises.

The deceiver is deceived, as we come to the famous story of Jacob and his two wives -Rachel, and her sister, Leah. (Genesis 29 and 30) This text is full of deception, envy, and even sex, as the two sisters send in their maids in a baby competition. We feel sad for unloved Leah. WeContinue reading “Best to follow THE ONE who keeps His Promises.”

Don’t put ANYONE on a Pedestal

I’m not sure if anything comes as close to rattling my faith as when people, I thought godly, walk away from Jesus and do ungodly things. This was exactly what was happening in the church in Corinth. We see it today as some continue to choose the praise of men and compromise with the worldContinue reading “Don’t put ANYONE on a Pedestal”

Truth In An Immoral Culture

A.W. Tozer once said, “Another kind of religious leader must rise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray there will be not one but many), he will stand in flatContinue reading “Truth In An Immoral Culture”

How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?

Hard words. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bumper sticker or Christian T-shirt that read, “Jesus came to send fire on the earth” or “Jesus came to bring division”. No. We like unity. We like peace. Those T-shirts sell. Those messages grow crowds. So what do we do when we bump into Luke 12:49-53?Continue reading “How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?”

Real hope even from a place of pain

My friend Beth wrote this and I asked her permission to share it on my page. It’s heartfelt truth in a time of horrendous pain. I think you’ll be encouraged as you read her words to remember where our hope is found— 4 weeks ago today, I hugged and kissed my husband for the lastContinue reading “Real hope even from a place of pain”

Caramel Corn Spiritual Warfare

I wrote this a few years ago…I found myself needing some caramel corn today. Maybe you do too?❤️😉 Hard. This week has just been hard. I’ll spare you the details, because I know I am not the only one who has hard days—days filled with worry and dread where the troubles of this world seemContinue reading “Caramel Corn Spiritual Warfare”

Have you created a god in your own image?

God makes a profound covenantal promise to Jacob in his dream (Gen 28:13-15) and then Jacob makes a conditional vow to God. CONDITIONAL Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing toContinue reading “Have you created a god in your own image?”

God is very involved in this world and your life.

I’ve been reading Genesis for several weeks. In light of all that is going on in our world, it is so important to understand the relevancy and reliability of Scripture. Old and New. As we study it, we begin to see both world history, and what the future holds, in a different light. In GenesisContinue reading “God is very involved in this world and your life.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

From my Momma Heart this Mother’s Day 🌺 Almost twenty-nine years ago a squirmy, wet, beautiful, little creature was laid upon my belly, crying, filling his lungs with air. My heart exploded with emotion because everything in me knew I had never loved another human being as much as I instantly loved this tiny one.Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

My Momma Heart -Sad and Happy at the same time

My heart is sad and happy all at the same time. It’s a momma heart and it’s just apt to be like that. It’s Mother’s Day weekend and my nest is empty. I’m so thrilled my kids are flying on their own. I’m sad they aren’t with me as much. We raise them to leave.IContinue reading “My Momma Heart -Sad and Happy at the same time”

Even the faithful feel hopeless sometimes.

We don’t talk openly about it very often. It’s usually a whispered discussion if we say anything at all . But this thought occurs for many of us, sometime over our lifetimes. Those who are of the faith, sometimes feel hopeless. Sometimes,circumstances,are so very bad,we even despair of life. We don’t think we can goContinue reading “Even the faithful feel hopeless sometimes.”

Have you ever comforted yourself with these thoughts?

I wonder, have you ever comforted yourself by wishing harm on someone who has harmed you? You know, have you ever lay in bed plotting how you’d get them back? In Genesis 27, Esau is enraged over the deception involving the blessing and birthright, and Rebekah tells Jacob, “Surely your brother comforts himself concerning youContinue reading “Have you ever comforted yourself with these thoughts?”

You can’t see everything just yet…

Isaac is about to bless Jacob in one of the most famous stories of deception ever told. (Gen 27) It’s a hard story. Culturally, the whole idea of a blessing like this is foreign to us. It can even seem unfair on the surface. But let’s remember, the surface is all our human eyes canContinue reading “You can’t see everything just yet…”

Pause, just a moment, and ask God this…

You know, when we go our own way, and choose to sin, we are demonstrating a distrust in God our children will notice and often emulate. It can be generational. As I open to Genesis 26, Isaac and Rebekah have the twins and there is a famine in the land. Isaac lies to King AbimelechContinue reading “Pause, just a moment, and ask God this…”

Sunday Thoughts

We sat together last night and talked about Jesus, the Word, and the world. His tattoo reads, “Finish Well.” And I thought to myself, it’s just pretty cool that we ever even started this journey of faith. My cousin and I don’t come from a long line of faith. In fact, just a couple ofContinue reading “Sunday Thoughts”