Speak Up

Miriam is a significant character in the Bible. We see three glimpses of her life, all of which give us great opportunity to learn from both her highest and lowest moments. She is first mentioned in Exodus chapter two as a young girl. We find her standing at a distance watching to see what would…

Even Now

This account of GOD’S timing and what seemed like a delay is on my heart tonight. There was an unexplainable delay, but in the end, the miracle arrived. “So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” (John 11:3 NLT) They knew Jesus, they loved Jesus,…

Boundaries

It seems to me that I’m hearing an awful lot about boundary busters here lately. A boundary is a dividing line, the proverbial line in the sand, sometimes unspoken and invisible, but nevertheless firm and real. Boundaries are necessary. Boundaries in relationships are absolutely essential. I think boundaries are a sign of respect, respect for…

A Fox in the Henhouse

Today is my day off from my job outside the home, which means I have a million things to do at home. So, instead of sleeping in, I got up early to get started and like many other weary mommas, I sat right down with a cup of coffee and began to have my devotion…

Understand

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45 NIV That single verse has been spoken in prayer many times from my lips. ‘Open our minds so that we can understand’. This is from the passage in Luke that describes the events that occurred on the very first Emmaus Walk. It…

This Love – Such Glorious Love

I know I must write about the glorious love that led to this day, this day in between. Jesus has been crucified and has not yet risen from His grave. And yet, I find myself at a loss for adequate words to describe what I am feeling.  As I contemplate the evidence of such great…

This I Know

I want to encourage some hearts today! Here is a simple truth for you to consider. It is okay if you don’t understand it all, have all the answers or have it all figured out.  I reminded myself this very morning of this same simple truth. I have been known to over-think matters. What about…

Mega Church Member – Who Me? Couldn’t Be!

We are members of what I believe is now the second largest church in our nation. It is indeed a mega church if there ever was one. We have tens of thousands of members and 14 campuses not including the 14 correctional facilities.  Honestly, it still surprises me at times that we are not only…

Division Disturbance

This weekend I viewed a video clip of an intense moment between police officers and a young man they viewed as a suspect. There was a lot that disturbed me as I watched. There was one thing that stood out above the rest. It was the fear. The officers seemed to be acting fearfully and…

James, a Friend During Difficult Days

After so many years of reading the book of James in the Bible, you’d think I’d have it memorized by now. I don’t have every word memorized but, I am familiar enough with the letter that James, the brother of Jesus, wrote that I often turn there for correction and guidance and comfort. Do you…