This scripture got down in my spirit this morning. Last night, the Lord brought to mind the scripture penned in Hebrews 12:1: “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Sin that entangles! That’s a cool image. […]Read More The Cruel Sticker Bush
You can choose to live in a world where you’re terrified of darkness or you can live in a world where your God terrifies the darkness. I chose years ago to accept Jesus into my life, but before that, the enemy tried to convince me I was a good person, almost like God should have […]Read More The New
“I’m a high school dropout, and I’m dumb, so if you want me on your team, you’ve got a lot of work to do,” I prayed. This was my weak-minded prayer in 1994 when God began to deal with me about ministry. I was a preacher’s kid. I grew up in ministry, and I had […]Read More The Nonsensical Mission
“What do you want from me?” I must have yelled that at Jesus hundreds of times. You see, I grew up a preacher’s kid, but I didn’t meet Jesus until I was a young teenager. I knew of Jesus. I had heard about Him my whole life, and I owned one of His Bibles from […]Read More Come into the Light
A few weeks before all the COVID lockdown, I stumbled over a pothole during my prayer walk. POP! At first I thought, “Oh good! I didn’t hurt myself,” but, as the day went on, my leg became increasingly painful to walk on, and over the next few days, I got to the point where there […]Read More THIS IS LOVE!
At a scary time in history, there is certainty.Read More Come on! I Know the Way!
What if God called you to do something so outside of your comfort zone you claimed it wasn’t God’s will? What if you even said, “I don’t want to do that”? What if God then gave you over to your own will and allowed you to find your own path? What do you think it […]Read More Hopes and Dreams
I read. I write. I speak. Always have. Lord willing, always will. My brain loves to learn, process, and help others. I learn by reading pretty much everything I can get my hands on, process through journaling, and then I help others by sharing what I’ve learned along the way. I read to continually learn […]Read More Oh No!
This morning, as I read Matthew 25, I recalled a funny story about this chapter when I was a child. I had a misunderstanding of what this verse meant: “‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return….’” Matthew 25:13 NLT If you read the story […]Read More Are We Watching?
“You look like a Jezebel with all of that paint on your face! I can’t even imagine a child of the preacher looking like such a hussy!” Her words stabbed like a dagger through my heart and robbed the smile from my face. I was only twelve years old, but I had a tender heart. I […]Read More The Ugly Preacher’s Kid