• Courage To See Past The Church Walls

    **To hear the audio for this post, please visit SoundCloud** I heard the sirens but only as white noise in the background of the rest of the morning — until I realized they were right outside my house. I jerked open the front-window curtains and saw my neighbor being placed into an ambulance. My heart… Read more »

  • Why I Do What I Do

    Why do I willingly open up my life through writing on a public blog?  Why do I share personal experiences and insights from God’s Word?  Why do I make myself vulnerable to criticism and judgement? The short answer: because I need you. Yes, you. See, I need other women in my life to encourage me, pray for… Read more »

  • The Persecuted Church

    Ask any Christian to describe the cross and they will use words like — love, grace, compassion, victory. We sing songs about clinging to the old rugged cross, but are we actually clinging to an image of the cross. Have we made the symbol of the cross into an idol? Christ didn’t die on a… Read more »

  • When Life Takes a Turn

    In February 2012, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.  Although there are many aspects to a cancer journey, from the emotions to the physical scars, for me it was also a spiritual journey. It was an intimate walk with God through the valley of the shadow of death where I encountered… Read more »

  • Nothing Except a Jar and Borrowed Vessels

    Years ago, when I was a mother of two small kids, lucky if I found enough time to brush my teeth and wash my face, it seemed like every woman I knew was busy having coffee dates, attending Bible study, and enjoying hobbies. Oh how badly I wanted to be able to do those things that other… Read more »

  • How Should We Respond When God’s Promises Seem Lost?

    You can now listen to this blog post.  Click below. Scripture Reference: 2 Kings 4:8-37 Elisha and the Shunnemmite Woman Elisha often visited into the town of Shunem and fellowshipped with a wealthy woman and her husband. They developed a relationship with Elisha and decided to build a room for him in their house where… Read more »

  • A Soft Answer

    You can now listen to this blog post! Click below A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 ESV Over the past week and a half, I have been studying through the Gospel accounts of the period of time leading up to the crucifixion and the beginning of… Read more »

  • The Healer’s Grave

    Another typical morning drinking coffee and catching up on my Facebook newsfeed. Then, I see it. I stop. Every molecule in my body has a reaction as I feel my soul scan every detail of the picture. My spirit recognizes this place as familiar. It is my Healer’s tomb. THE spot where my healing took… Read more »

  • Grace & Mercy | The Goodness Twins

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Psalm 23:6 Grace and Mercy – The Goodness Twins. They are found together in scripture and we often mention them together in prayer. But, have you noticed we are far more likely to discuss grace in our conversations and in our writings? We… Read more »