I was talking to my work twin recently about a friend of hers whose religious beliefs are different than my work twin. Something that she said about her friend really challenged me as a Christian. This person stated that her friend was “devout” in her practice of her religion. While she was in awe of … More My Faith is Not an Accessory
This past summer my local train tracks were getting an overhaul. There were complaints and supporters on both sides of the temporary closures. Neither side really mattered because the construction was necessary. According to those who cared for the tracks no major work had been done to it since it was first installed. The tracks … More Discovering the True Me
Women, we can be a fickle bunch. If someone hurts our feelings we can hold on to it way past the expiration date. I have been guilty of this so many times I don’t even want to count. Admittedly, I have a lot of baggage regarding hurt feelings but it does not justify holding on … More Learning to Love His Way
Have you ever had your integrity called into question and felt pressured to give the answer that was expected rather than the actual truth? Like most people, my child has been challenged in the past in telling the truth when he thinks he is going to get into trouble. (Please don’t act like you have … More Lying For the Truth
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Before David was anointed to be king … More Hidden in the Shadows: It’s Nice to Be Seen
They say change is good but they didn’t say that it can be scary. I know that God has not given me the spirit of fear but sometimes the thought of change is scary. The unknown worries me and I would be lying if I said something different. As I make another transition in my … More Confession: My Future Scares the Heck Out of Me!
As I am strolling through peeking in on my friends on Facebook, a friend posted a piece of one of my favorite scriptures, Romans 8:28. “All things.” That is all that he posted. My fingers almost tripped over themselves as I typed my response. “That means the good and the bad…” Those words were borrowed … More The Good and the Bad Works
Driving back from an outreach site my work twin shared with me some personal things going on in her life. She asked for my advice or perspective on how to handle the situation but the question quickly changed to how could she be more like me. Unfortunately she has come to know me as a … More Distrust or Discernment: Learning to Tear the Walls Down
Today our church had some guests from an organization called Defy Ventures. They are an awesome organization that helps convicted felons get back on their feet through discipleship and business mentorship. They teach them how to use their skills for a greater good despite their past. Hearing their stories today reminded me of my mission … More Victory is Possible!
When I think of the above question it makes me think about the story that I heard as a little girl about a man who was in a flood. This man began to pray for God to save him from this situation. As the story is told an old man comes by to ask him … More Why Won’t God Help Me?