Who are you? Many of us tend to look at our past mess-ups and failures and think we can never be good enough. Questions flood through our mind like the following: I’m unlikable because … I’m the way I am because… I’m a failure because… I’m ugly because… I’m a loser because… Can I just … More Marred Yet Perfect
It’s been kind of depressing for me to dig down and remember all the yukky stuff I got into during my younger years. But what’s past is past, right? I can’t go back and undo all the things I did, but I can learn to accept them – and hopefully help others get through their … More Humility – Learning The Hard Way
A few weeks ago I got blindsided when we were getting ready to leave church. It had been such a great service, and about 20 people got baptized. My heart was full. But as we were chatting to a couple people before heading out the door I learned about a woman who had been abandoned … More The Ultimate Day Of Healing
I hate snakes – I mean I really, really do. Just seeing a picture of a snake absolutely freaks me out. People talk about them, and I find myself breaking into a sweat. They terrify me. I was born in Iowa, and our family lived in a cute little house that had a small orchard in … More Crushing Evil
Proverbs 24:7 (ISV) says: “Wisdom lies beyond reach of the fool… ” I love the bluntness of the Proverbs, don’t you? As I’ve been reflecting on “foolishness,” I’m reminded of so many years when I thought I knew it all. Yes, I was a fool. I knew what was the right way to do things … More Freedom From Foolishness
As I sat drafting this post, I started thinking that I’ve been kind of cranky lately. Why? I actually can’t pinpoint it. I’m at a point in my life where I’m doing so many things that I love, such as writing, helping at church, and getting ready for a couple foster-kid camps that will be … More What Am I Focusing On?
When I first started this post I had just gotten home from the memorial service of a beautiful vibrant lady, who loved Jesus and loved serving others. She’d been struggling for over 5 years with various forms of cancer. No treatment seemed to work for more than short periods at a time. She left such … More The Midnight Cry