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...
What Did Jesus See on Good Friday?

What Did Jesus See on Good Friday?

I will never forget the night . . . It was April 3, 2015. Good Friday. I was home alone watching the movie Passion of the Christ. With tears streaming down my face as I watched the horror of the crucifixion, my heart cried out, Oh Jesus, why!?! Why would you do that...
God Chose the Thorns

God Chose the Thorns

Have you ever received a gift you didn’t expect? My best friend loves to cook and her kitchen is filled with every gadget known to man. While I like to bake, my kitchen tools are comprised mostly of the basics. I have silverware, a few large metal spatulas and spoons,...
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...

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