God is doing what He promised.

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”. (Luke 18:27) No seriously, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) Lately, I see so much that seems impossible. Will our country ever come together in unity? Will we stop celebrating what God calls sin? You know theContinue reading “God is doing what He promised.”

Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.

The Christmas tree lights sparkle in the early morning dark. The candle flame dances. The smell of pine and cinnamon fill my home. I sit snuggled under a red Christmas blanket, piping hot coffee in my mug, my Bible in my lap. Sweet moments to savor. Christmas is almost here. Once again, it has comeContinue reading “Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.”

Peace. What’s it really?

Jesus is our peace. It’s sounds like such a calm, relaxing, silent night, kind of word. But to better understand we need to think of peace as in terms of war …war and peace. The Bible says, we were God’s enemies. (Rom 5:10) Not just lost or confused or mistaken. We were hostile to God.Continue reading “Peace. What’s it really?”

It’s no small thing who God chose to use in His Supernatural Rescue Proclamation!

The Shepherds. They were the ones not invited to the party. But they were invited to be eyewitnesses to the greatest moment of all. The ones who had dirty hands, the tattered, smelly shepherds—too unclean to worship at the temple…were specifically chosen to come and see the Lamb who would make them forever clean. ForeverContinue reading “It’s no small thing who God chose to use in His Supernatural Rescue Proclamation!”

Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math

One Sunday morning, my son texted me a verse to pray for him over the next while. Later that morning, I flipped my verse calendar to Sunday’s verse. It’s was the exact same verse!It was the SAME VERSE! I immediately asked my son if he had seen my verse calendar before asking me to prayContinue reading “Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math”

God With Us. But, is He really?

Our hearts were made to long for God to be with us. Perhaps, that’s why even unbelievers find themselves drawn to the wonders of Christmas-time. But this world has a way of telling us all, that God is not with us. The evil one tries to convince us He doesn’t exist or just doesn’t care.Continue reading “God With Us. But, is He really?”

Some people will never forget the bad things you’ve done…but God

If you know the Lord, you’ve got the best friend you could ever have. Some people will never forget the bad things you’ve done. But God forgets. He remembers the sins of His children no more. (Heb 8:12) For years, I knew this without thinking about what that might look like. Lately, through my Dad’sContinue reading “Some people will never forget the bad things you’ve done…but God”

Moment by moment, through the pain…

I sit thinking of friend after friend.Story after story.Every one of them.Not one of them came another way. Those I know well, who love God so deeply, whose trust is rock-solid, who possess the sweetest peace and unshakable hope…they each have this in common—they came the way of suffering. I bet you know them too.Continue reading “Moment by moment, through the pain…”

What about you?

The Messiah sat surrounded by the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The crowd surrounded the place and pushed in. I wonder if the buttoned-up religious leaders had to dust off their shoulders as debris surely began to fall from the ceiling as the tiles in the ceiling were removed. Did Jesus chuckle to HimselfContinue reading “What about you?”

Don’t understand? Do you realize Christmas is a time to celebrate just such a thing?

So many, who so powerfully and effectively preach and teach the Word, actually have to live it while walking really hard roads. This seems inherently unfair. Couldn’t they be immune from problems and pain? Why do they get cancer, and rebellious kids, and unfaithful spouses? Why wouldn’t a Mighty God protect those who seek Him,Continue reading “Don’t understand? Do you realize Christmas is a time to celebrate just such a thing?”

But what about when God does things I don’t like or understand?

It’s Christmas-time! We all love reading of the miraculous virgin birth. We like the miracles and power of the Savior. We think it’s so cool that the King of Kings hung out with sinners and find it heart-warming that the He wept with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died. We love that the little childrenContinue reading “But what about when God does things I don’t like or understand?”

You don’t need a title when you have a calling!

Her presence filled the room like royalty. She held the mop like a queen’s scepter as she prepared to clean the hospital restroom. I immediately noticed her dazzling smile as our eyes met and something in me told me she was a daughter of the King. (Have you ever wondered if God has given usContinue reading “You don’t need a title when you have a calling!”

Sometimes, I just have to set my Bible study down.

Sometimes I have to set my Bible study down and simply WORSHIP. Oh, I love to learn of Him. But there is a place in my soul overwhelmed by more of Him than words could ever express… head bowed down, hands held high to the MORE THAN I CAN IMAGINE GOODNESS of OUR GOD! IContinue reading “Sometimes, I just have to set my Bible study down.”

My quiet time hasn’t been so good…

Can I be honest? My quiet time hasn’t been so quiet lately. I’ve felt distracted. Worried. Hurried. I’ve noticed my soul needs refreshing. Again. (Yes, this has happened more than once, and yes, I think it happens to many of us who love Jesus) Anyways, when this “dry spell” happened before, I bought myself aContinue reading “My quiet time hasn’t been so good…”

Chips, Salsa & a Picture of God.

I sat trying to restrain myself from the bowl of chips and salsa when it happened. She poked my arm and looked up at me proclaiming, “THIS is a picture of God.” She was only four then, and proudly held up her crayon drawing– a large squiggly face with two odd-shaped, bulging eyes. Speechless, forContinue reading “Chips, Salsa & a Picture of God.”

Do you want to see God past the cloudy vagueness?

Perhaps it’s because my first born set off with a very low budget, a backpack, and what I thought to be a strange desire to see Eastern Europe. He walked and rode buses. He talked to people. He stood in solemn places from the Holocaust. While I watch the news, and find my heart breakingContinue reading “Do you want to see God past the cloudy vagueness?”

He came for these!

The Shepherds. They were the ones not invited to the party. But they were invited to be eyewitnesses to the greatest moment of all. The ones who had dirty hands, the tattered, smelly shepherds—too unclean to worship at the temple…were specifically chosen to come and see the Lamb who would make them forever clean. ForeverContinue reading “He came for these!”

Who do you celebrate? More of my story….

The angel said to the shepherds, “Fear not, for I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” There is good news of great joy because the Savior was born. Yet so many feel no joy. They remain unaffected by the familiarity of the Christmas story. So many, especiallyContinue reading “Who do you celebrate? More of my story….”

He is doing what He promised!

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”. (Luke 18:27) No seriously, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) Lately, I see so much that seems impossible. Will this pandemic ever end? Will our country ever come together in unity? Will we stop fighting with eachContinue reading “He is doing what He promised!”

You don’t have to box it up

The Christmas tree lights sparkle in the early morning dark. The candle flame dances. The smell of pine and cinnamon fill my home. I sit snuggled under a red Christmas blanket, piping hot coffee in my mug, my Bible in my lap. Sweet moments to savor. Christmas is almost here. Once again, it has comeContinue reading “You don’t have to box it up”