Many years ago when I was a baby Christian I didn’t get the whole “tithe” issue. After all, if we were struggling to pay the bills, shouldn’t we instead use whatever money we had to stay out of debt? God knew where we were financially, right? Since I was a stay-at-home mom with our special … More Blessings From God’s Storehouse
One morning I got up very early to go sit out on our patio. All was quiet except for a few birds chirping. My phone was inside and my husband still sound asleep in bed. I treasured my time that morning as I prayed, read my Bible and wrote in my journal. When I finally … More Walking Forward
I still remember about 2 years ago when my husband and I stepped down from a great ministry at church. It was hard because we so enjoyed the people we were serving with, but it was time. I had also just finished my first book and was trying to figure out what to do with … More The Fuzzy Brain Syndrome
Sometimes I look in the mirror and I see my mother. Unfortunately I don’t usually see the good side of mother, but rather the bad side – the side of her that we saw a lot of in the last years of her life. I see in the mirror her mouth frowning instead of smiling. … More Less Me, More Jesus
Think about this: If you really love someone, don’t you want to shower upon them wonderful gifts – even unexpected gifts? If you’re a parent, don’t you want to give your children all that you can give them, especially when they obey you? But what about your parents: Did they shower you with gifts and … More Who’s Your Daddy?
Ever been just cruzin’ along with Jesus on what you believe is the straight and narrow path, and then He asks you to suddenly take a sharp turn left? I mean, my life is His, and I want to be obedient in whatever He asks, but Lord, I don’t want to do that!!! Going through … More But Lord, I Don’t Want To…
OK, I’ll just come out and admit it – the spiritual discipline of fasting is not one discipline that I have practiced very well. As a matter of fact, I can probably count on one hand the times that I have fasted. I’m sure you’re wondering why. The truth: I love to eat! I’m a … More I’m Soooo Hungry! Oh, Really?