Living in An Anxious World

Recently, I saw a video on Facebook where Max Lucado was touting his new book Anxious for Nothing that comes out September 12th of this year…love me some Max Lucado and can’t wait to pick up what I’m sure will be a page turner!!!  Enough about my love for all things written by Mr. Lucado…. […]

Contagious Encouragement

Listening to Christian radio yesterday as I sped down the highway to get to church on time (there’s something wrong with that), I heard the coolest phrase – Contagious Encouragement. As someone who is all about encouraging others, I found this phrase to be a perfect fit for what I would love to do in […]

The Struggle with Sacrifice

This coming weekend is my church’s “Consecration Sunday.”  Your church may call it something different, but it basically comes down to the one Sunday of the year when the church asks each person in the congregation to pledge what they will give to the church for the upcoming year.  This is all in an effort […]

What Do You Offer?

The El Salvador mission story I blogged about on Tuesday really has had me thinking lately about what God really wants me to be doing. Not that I’m going to pack up and move to a far off land and build schools, hospitals and orphanages, but it does have me wondering what I bring to […]

The Evil in the World

Watching the news is pretty scary these days.  Evil seems to be all around us and maybe even winning several of the battles.  YIKES! However, you do realize that the good guy wins in the end, right? Let me assure you…He does. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning […]

Trust

Trust is a major concern for most people regardless of their relationship status. The fact is that family, friends, spouses, co-workers and neighbors will all fail to reach our expectations at some point and time in our lives.  It is up to us to decide what to do with these letdowns and how they will […]

September 11th

It’s impossible for me to post a blog on September 11th and not think of two things…the terrifying events of 9/11 and my nephew’s birthday.  One is absolutely horrendous and the other is such a wonderful blessing that I feel completely stuck in the middle of sorrow and joy…Sigh. I’m even more emotionally confused this […]

Settling for Second

As we venture through Holy Week and remember the ‘reason for the season’ and all of Christ’s sufferings for us, it just makes sense to take a look at the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. There are many aspects of Jesus’ journey that we could ponder, but for me the one that hits […]

Naked

Surprised by the title?  Me, too. As I looked at the blog calendar for today’s post, I realized that I had written “Naked” as the topic. Okay, so anyone who knows me well, KNOWS that my modesty is lacking and my humor is on the level of a sixth grader. Sigh. You can only imagine […]

Now What?

Last week’s tumultuous events with the Boston Marathon bombing, the West, Texas plant explosion, the mid-west flooding and the play-by-play apprehension of the alleged bomber has me wondering what is going to happen this week? Talk about one heck of a wild ride! Jeez! Now what? I’m more than sure that these events aren’t the […]