I love Chris Tomlin's song Whom Shall I Fear. He sings, The God of angel armies is always by my side. That is an incredible truth! When I hear those words, I picture in my mind the Lord God Almighty, ready for battle, and He is right by my side as I face the unknown. The Psalmist… Continue reading Whom Shall I Fear?
My job (and ministry) is in a middle school. You know, where kids know how to push your buttons and are exercising their desire to rebel against authority. Maybe God hasn't put anyone "hard to love" in your life, but I bet He has. I only know that what God has asked me to to… Continue reading Where Has God Asked You to Love?
"I have concluded based on my years of experience that sheep are stupid. Not just stupid but mind-numbingly stupid— sometimes I wonder how they manage to breath and eat." Glenn Brunkow, Rancher¹ ********* I'm re-reading a fascinating book by Phillip Keller called A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.² Keller was a shepherd for years and relates… Continue reading A Shepherd’s Perspective
One morning, God stopped me in the middle of something (I thought) was very important and gave me a lesson in discipline. This is what happened: I was studying my Bible to prepare a lesson for the Women's Bible Study when the phone rang. The church secretary informed me that the room I had reserved… Continue reading So You’re Angry
Corrie ten Boom said, "If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you." And she is someone whose advice I respect. So why do we blog? Why do we write? As Christian writers, we say it's to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love.… Continue reading Why Do I Blog? To Be Followed or To Follow Him?
That's why we complain isn't it? To feel better. After all, I've got to get this off my chest! I need to vent!" But does it really make you feel better? I decided to do an experiment. What would happen if, instead of complaining, I thanked God. Here's what happened. The more I complained about… Continue reading Does Complaining Make You Feel Better?
I found myself in a situation that took me off guard, and I had no idea what to say. As all of us parents love to do, a friend was bragging on her kid. Then, she added that the child was too smart to believe in the Bible. I uttered a meager, "But it's true."… Continue reading Lord, Make Me Bold