Is the Antichrist among us?

As a little girl, I remember listening while my older relatives talked about the Antichrist. Honestly, it scared me. As I’ve grown up, I’ve searched the Scriptures, watched the news, and tried to figure out who it could be, and if he has appeared on the scene. John tells us, it is the last hourContinue reading “Is the Antichrist among us?”

“I’m really pro-life, but I don’t want to tell others what to do.”

“I’m really pro-life, but I don’t think we should tell other people what they should do.” Have you heard this argument? It’s that lukewarm, middle of the road, soft ground, that seems appealing to many. Is this you? But the fact is, those who take this position are really alright with telling people what toContinue reading ““I’m really pro-life, but I don’t want to tell others what to do.””

Passionate Family Debates

I love my family. You’ve heard from a few of them over the years on my page. I’m pretty amazed by those in our family, especially the younger ones, who have chosen to speak out on hard issues-often going against culture and at the risk of losing friends. I’ve watched them stand for truth whenContinue reading “Passionate Family Debates”

Bad News for the Lukewarm

Things are weird. Hard. Confrontation. Chaos. Uncertainty. Are we approaching a time where we must pick a side? It has been easy for Christians to love America for so long because, in the past, she has loved the things of God. However, more and more, our nation has been changing—drifting, sometimes running 100 mph, awayContinue reading “Bad News for the Lukewarm”

Have you noticed this?

It’s so easy, especially this month, as our world so lavishly, every-where-you-turn, celebrates sin to think, “I’m in the world but not of it” (John 17:15). But it’s so easy, for the evil ways of this world to get into us and for our sins to become acceptable and unnoticed. By us! Let’s not forget,Continue reading “Have you noticed this?”

The thing is…I trust God more than me.

I’m sad. I just read a post by a woman who used to work at my children’s Christian school. Their CHRISTIAN school. This woman was gushingly celebrating her lesbian couple friends, saying she’s “never witnessed a love like theirs” and characterized their relationship as a “kind of holiness”. This woman has heard truth, but sheContinue reading “The thing is…I trust God more than me.”

Many of us are grieving…

This morning, I’m thinking back to words my sister-in-law said to me late last year as we prepared for a baby shower. They are increasingly true. Before all the guests arrived, Shauna, who is a prayer warrior and dear friend to me, talked about all that is going on in our world. She said somethingContinue reading “Many of us are grieving…”

Engage. Speak Up.

I get it. I really do. There are times we all need to pull away from the news and this crazy world and be refreshed with truth and rest. However, it’s not okay to stick our heads in the sand and leave them there! The truth is, it’s not realistic nor is it helpful toContinue reading “Engage. Speak Up.”

God Help Us

These photos were taken at real events, one called “Drag them to Pride” where transgendered persons danced on stages as young children were encouraged to stuff money in their underwear while signs flashed perverted messages that read it’s “not gonna lick itself”. Are you sickened? Is this not child abuse? How can we sit idlyContinue reading “God Help Us”

Beware. Pride Month.

As we come to what some individuals and corporations are celebrating as “Pride Month”, let’s be careful. Let’s be careful to walk in truth, as defined by the Bible. Let’s understand there is no “my truth” and “your truth.” Let’s understand the danger of the popular phrase -“I’m so happy you found your truth”. TheseContinue reading “Beware. Pride Month.”

I almost sent that text…

I almost sent that text.But I deleted it instead. The words I had rehearsed in my mind, didn’t roll off my tongue.I kept my mouth shut. God knows what I had in mind. He knows the old me who could compose a quick, insulting comeback and be proud of the wounding I would inflict. ButContinue reading “I almost sent that text…”

Where is our country headed?

As we pause this Memorial Day to remember the courage of those who gave all for our country, many wonder if that kind of courage still exists. Where is our country headed? News alerts scroll across our screens — children are killed in another school shooting—senseless, tragic. All the while others are literally fighting forContinue reading “Where is our country headed?”

Know this about the SBC Scandal…

I know them. I see them. LOTS of them! Pastors who serve day in and day out with hearts that do not seek their own but the well-being of others (1 Cor 10:24). In these days of scandalous news involving the Southern Baptist Convention, let’s remember what does not make the news—the countless untold storiesContinue reading “Know this about the SBC Scandal…”

“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””

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.”

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?”

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 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?”

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…”