Once there was a very popular preacher. So many people crowded into his church services, the church had to be enlarged. He frequently preached at other churches, as is often the case with popular ministers. The preacher wrote beautiful Christian songs, that were also popular with churchgoers. Soon be began a series of weekly prayer meetings… Continue reading A True Story You Won’t Forget
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 was stopped in my tracks as I read the letter to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-6). 1"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You… Continue reading My First Love
Do the holidays trigger thoughts of what should have been instead of what is? Are you feeling lonely? The strange thing about depression is that it seems to take your mind captive. You may think you can't stop the downward spiral. The next thing you know, you're driving to the grocery to buy food for… Continue reading Holiday Blues
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?
Two years ago, I had no idea I was going to write a blog. I had no idea my daughter would lead worship in my church. I had no idea God was getting ready to change my life. But God had His plan working all along, even though I was completely unaware of what He… Continue reading Lord, Teach Me to Pray
Has something very unfair happened to you? It might be an unfaithful spouse, slander/ lies, you lost your job, or anything you consider completely UNFAIR). You probably can't believe it's really happening to you. If your answer is yes, this is God's promise for you: "And we know that in all things God works for the… Continue reading When Life Isn’t Fair