Recycled Lessons

I’ve always seen glaring similarities between the Israelites during their desert wanderings and my own walk with the Lord.  They’re praising and worshipping one day, then grumbling and complaining the next.  One moment they’re walking with God and obeying his commandments and the next they’ve forgotten all about him and have turned to other gods. … Continue reading Recycled Lessons

My failed plans

I am great at making plans!  Good ones, too!  I spend time considering the pros and cons and weighing all my options.  I pray about it (although I do a lot more telling God about my plans than listening for his guidance).  Sometimes I ask people for advice (especially if I think they will say … Continue reading My failed plans

You get what you put in!

"The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." - Luke 6:38 The context of this verse is referring to how we treat other people.  Jesus was teaching his disciples that what they received in life would be directly impacted by what they gave.  We should not expect to receive blessings if we … Continue reading You get what you put in!

How do I parent my teenager?!?

Parenting is a lot easier when your children are still in your bubble.  Sure, each stage has its scary parts.  I remember when my sons were babies and I would watch them sleep just to make sure they were still breathing.  The first time they slept through the night, I woke up repeatedly just to … Continue reading How do I parent my teenager?!?

My Intercessor is my Friend

Thousands of years before Jesus came to earth to die for the sins of the world, his work as an advocate and an intercessor was already underway.  In the midst of his torment, Job acknowledged that he had someone in heaven looking out for him! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is … Continue reading My Intercessor is my Friend

Success God’s Way

There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful.  Clearly it is something people long for.  It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there.  The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way

God will never forsake me!

God made a promise to Joshua as he prepared to move forward in obedience and conquer the Promised Land that I would very much like to claim as my own. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Joshua 1:5 I know it is important not to run around claiming all the promises that … Continue reading God will never forsake me!