Lift Your Eyes

Lift Your Eyes

As a child, had you ever done something wrong and were unable to look your parents in the eyes? A few years ago, I was visiting my brother and his family. We were all enjoying the afternoon sunshine on his back deck as the children played in the backyard. At one...
What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid Of?

What Are You Afraid of? The future? Death? Losing your job? Losing your home? I’ll never forget the year when I sensed God had pulled the rug right out from under my feet. In a span of only 30 days, I lost a job I loved, had to sell my home, the sweet little dog...
Do You Color Outside the Lines?

Do You Color Outside the Lines?

“Ha! We took bets on whether you could color outside the lines – the resounding answer was NO.” That was my friend’s response after seeing my first masterpiece. It happened about a year ago when I was home with the flu. My Bible study group kindly brought me...
Life is Full of Detours

Life is Full of Detours

If there is one Bible verse that really bugs me, it is Genesis 12:1 when God says to Abraham, “Go … to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12:1 ESV). Not only does it poke at my need for control, but I get lost … a lot. The Bible teaches that God determines the time...
Is Fear of Failure Holding You Down?

Is Fear of Failure Holding You Down?

“I’m done.” These are the words I said to myself this morning … “I’m done … I’m done believing the lies … I’m done holding back … I’m done bowing down to fear.” Have you ever sensed God calling you to some task? No sooner does He give you the vision, that you...

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