Tag: christian living

New Growth

Someone once said if you ever stop growing you are dying. I guess that’s true. Can you be at a standstill for long periods of time? Or does decay sneak in undetected and begin to break down the foundation of who we are? So a couple of weeks ago, I was with friends. Being an …

The Pain that Performs

A few months ago, as I prepared to speak at a local Christian school, I had an ah-ha moment. As I pondered my own spiritual journey, I recognized that wounds from my past could be my excuse or my strength. Everyone experiences episodes that cause wounds. Interestingly, it is not the episode that causes long …

Daily Reads 02.01.2020

…But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all. 1 Corinthians 12:31 There is another table set for you by the Lord. It is here that we find fulfillment for all our core longings. As the psalmist says: As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long …

Daily Reads 01.29.2020

…though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more! I was circumcised when I was eight days old. I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there …

Daily Reads 01.28.2020

Consider identity – what you believe about yourself at the core of your being – how was it formed? I can’t help but believe that the beginnings of what we believe is formed very early in life by significant adults. This includes parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins. As we move into adulthood, …

Daily Reads 01.27.2020

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray …

Daily Reads 01.25.2020

If you are like me, there are times when you have muttered under your breath, or perhaps shouted at the top of your lungs: “There has to be more than this!” And you are right. We are made for more. More than just breathing but not really living! Sometimes we get in our own way. …

Daily Reads 01.24.2020

Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This scripture is the account of Ezekiel’s ecstatic experience where he was led by the spirit of God in a vision to a valley full of dry bones. The purpose was to reveal to Ezekiel the true condition of the hearts of the Israelites in captivity. There are several things of note …

Daily Reads 01.22.2020

I spoke at a women’s retreat this past weekend. It was a wonderful group of beautiful women gathering to hear from their Father. We worshipped, ate and crafted together and, of course, circled up around the word of God. Friday evening I spoke on preparing ourselves for a move of God. It is much like …

Daily Reads 01.10.2020

My first experience with roller coasters was while I was dating my husband. Theme parks, like Cedar Point, were not on my radar and I had never been on anything like the coasters theme park boasts. To be fair, I didn’t know how much I would hate them. We entered the park – this was …