Is Forgiveness Really the Greatest Gift?

Have you ever forgiven a loved one who wronged you and said they were sorry? It’s difficult, but to save the relationship, many people find it in their heart to forgive – especially if the other person is sincerely sorry. But how about the person […]

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Jesus Completed God’s Punch List

(I am honored to partner with CBN. This article serves as today’s Daily Devotion on CBN.com) It never fails. No matter what the construction project, no job is ever finished until the completion of the Punch List: a list of mistakes and imperfections that must […]

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What Does Evil Look Like?

(I am honored to partner with CBN. This article serves as today’s Daily Devotion on CBN.com) Some things seem to automatically conjure up feelings of fear, revulsion, and warning. Take snakes, for example. For most people, snakes almost always invoke a sense of evil and […]

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The Shack: To See or Not to See?

“We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.” – A.W. Tozer I read “The Shack” several years ago. I knew many Christians were applauding the book, and that others had concerns about its theology. When a […]

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God’s Love Never Fails

“Happy Singles Awareness Day!” the newscaster blurted out through the car radio. It was the first time I had heard the expression, which made me laugh and nearly spit out my coffee. I thought about it all the way to work that day – it […]

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Whose Side Are You On?

(I am honored to partner with CBN. “Whose Side Are You On” serves as today’s daily devotion on CBN.com) The excitement is in the air and the signs are everywhere: people sporting their favorite team’s jersey, heightened chatter on the news, at work, and at […]

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Desperate for Hope (Book Review)

A number of years ago, I was greatly blessed to meet pastor and author Bruce Martin when I attended my very first Christian writers conference at Mount Hermon. His spirited and magnetic personality – especially among us introverted writer-types – is both rare and refreshing. […]

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Partnering with God to Leave a Legacy

(This post is also featured as today’s Daily Devotional on the Christian Broadcast Network.) Every so often someone comes along who so inspires others that he or she is remembered years later – perhaps a preacher, a songwriter, or president. However, this story is not […]

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What Are You Clinging To?

It’s a pitiful sight we encounter all too often. My friend’s son recently turned four years old. For nearly two and a half years, he carried his blanket ‘binky’ everywhere. His mother used to sneak it in the wash at night to avoid the drama […]

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Let God Redeem Your Past

Give God all the Broken Pieces

Abuse? Alcoholism? Bullying? Do you believe God can’t use all the broken pieces of your past? Think again! During my seminary studies, I was fascinated by a story of a missionary named Mary Slessor whom God used to save the lives of abandoned infants in […]

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