I was coming out of the grocery store the other day when I saw two young men soliciting funds for a Christian ministry. I almost passed them by until I noticed their eyes. There was a sparkle there that grabbed my attention*. And just like that, I was in the presence of the Lord. I heard […]
The God of all comfort
Last week may very well have been the most difficult week of my life. Early on Wednesday morning, my only sister passed away after a lengthy illness. That same morning, Maple, my sweet dog and faithful companion of many years, was also sick. By Friday she hadn’t recovered, so we took her to the emergency […]
Do you splash and dash?
As modern Christians, we often expect God to move at our quick, have-it-now pace. We get a little splash of spiritual wisdom, refreshing, or anointing, then dash off to the next thing. The problem with this approach is that we quickly dry out, then become discouraged and disillusioned, and we ask God, “Is this all […]
You’re not a disappointment to God
I was reading the book of Acts this morning and thought, “I wish I could love God as passionately as Paul did.” Almost immediately, I heard the Lord say, “You do!” And I thought, “What? There’s no way I do!” If you’re like me and you feel like you come up short when measured against […]
Are you pedaling like the Flintstones?
Do you start things in God’s power then try to finish them on your own? When you do, it’s like trading a chauffeur-driven limousine for the Flintstone’s car. Instead of being taken where you need to go, you have to pedal yourself. And it’s exhausting. When the Lord spoke to me to create a blog, […]