what a Word

Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse. Sometimes all in the same day. And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention. There is One, however, who knows the power of words. He not only inspired theContinue reading “what a Word”

at any age or stage, your life matters

It’s so much not about your age, but the life you’ve lived in those years. I have a few friends who have recently celebrated (some reluctantly) significant birthdays. Age is not a big deal to me. It’s more about the life we have lived in those years than the time we count. You may beContinue reading “at any age or stage, your life matters”

waiting for Hope

In the hard times, I have begun to speak words of hope to myself, especially when i want to wallow in my situation. Life can be hard, can’t it?  And we can easily become swamped down by the what ifs, why mes, will it ever ends and Argggghhhhs. I especially love the Psalms, because IContinue reading “waiting for Hope”

faith in action

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.  James 2:26 Life cannot exist when the body and the spirit are separated. Both are needed for life to happen. Faith without works isn’t alive. It too is dead. The spirit may be willing, but if yourContinue reading “faith in action”

for those lost in a maze daze

I recently read a Christian fiction book where one of the characters was trying to explain to the other about how God longs to guide us. Because you & I both know there are days when we sooooo need someone to take us by the hand and help us along when we feel like weContinue reading “for those lost in a maze daze”

what to do when you catch a glimpse you prefer you hadn’t?

Yesterday, I decided to walk around the mall I work in, and explore. As I work on the top floor in one of the professional spaces, I don’t see many of the other businesses, beyond the food court & the stores I pass on the set route I take to catch my bus. On myContinue reading “what to do when you catch a glimpse you prefer you hadn’t?”

aftermath

Ripping off the bandaid to show the partially healed wound below& exposing it to the air can be very painful…yet somehow refreshing at the same time. There are many wounds within everyone in various stages of healing. At any given time, anyone of us could be dealing with aftermath or fall out… your spouse cheatsContinue reading “aftermath”

space in your place

The truth is, inside of what GOD is doing is the most spacious place you could be in. @SteffGretz Stretching your arms seems to make more room for air in our lungs. Yet rolling up our clothes as we pack them takes up less space in our luggage, doesn’t it? How can we get moreContinue reading “space in your place”

called to go, do or be?

We were, and are, all called for a purpose. Typically, most of us (myself included) tend to think of this call only as an action. We are to go out & make disciples in all nations. Absolutely. We miss the key point when it becomes about where we go and what we are doing. WeContinue reading “called to go, do or be?”

our foundation

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. Hebrews 11:1-2 It is only our faith in GodContinue reading “our foundation”