A Girl Transformed

My youngest daughter is a poster child for God’s transformation.  When she was a toddler, she constantly begged me to buy her bright and shiny things she saw advertised on tv then displayed on the grocery shelves. I left the grocery store many times during one of her meltdowns.  As she got older, I heard on a dailyContinue reading “A Girl Transformed”

A Good Plan

When my eldest was two years old (she’s now 27) I quit my career job.  It was a big decision for me as I placed so much value in working.  I had never planned on being married and having children so getting a good education and then a good career was my grand plan.  And here I was,Continue reading “A Good Plan”

Big “S” Little “s”

Born Again By His Spirit How can you love others when you can’t love yourself, is it a bridge too far? Perhaps you’ve been hidden away on a shelf unaware of just who you are. It is time for you now to come into view and to stand in the place of knowing; to allowContinue reading “Big “S” Little “s””

My Big, Fat, Sparkly Life

I recently read an excerpt from author Tim LaHaye’s, “Spirit Controlled Temperament.”  I love reading about different personalities and picking out which ones line up with my family members.  For those that aren’t familiar with LaHaye’s temperaments there are four of them.  He calls them the “real you” and they are based on names given by Hippocrates.  Your temperamentContinue reading “My Big, Fat, Sparkly Life”

The Arresting Officer

As I sit here in my comfortable, middle-class, suburban home it’s hard for me to imagine living where rioting and violence have taken over cities in America.  Now mind you, my neighborhood is very diverse. On my block alone live people from India, China, Philippines, Samoa, Puerto Rico, and Mexico — and there’s only 18 houses.Continue reading “The Arresting Officer”

Dirty Knees, Bountiful Harvest

Is there someone in your life you are praying for – praying they will know God and surrender to Jesus?  I have a few friends and family members on my prayer list that I lift up continuously to the Lord.  He is our great Harvester but as He says in Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful butContinue reading “Dirty Knees, Bountiful Harvest”

The Rescuer

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Be careful what you wish for!”  That especially holds true when we sit in prayer with God.  At times he will, because we refuse to listen to his guidance, give us exactly what we’ve wished for – and realize it’s not what we needed.  Other times he gives us the exact opposite ofContinue reading “The Rescuer”

Clean Feet

Did you realize that Jesus, in the upper room before His death, cleansed all the disciples’ feet.  By all I mean even Judas’ – the betrayer.  Jesus, however, made it clear that not all of the disciples had been cleansed. “Those who have had a bath (cleansing of the spirit) need only to wash their feet (toContinue reading “Clean Feet”