I am claustrophobic. Not all small spaces send me into a panic, just small spaces that do not have a very clear way out. I’m fine in an elevator, as long as it opens when expected. I can even handle a cave or a tunnel as long as I can see the exit. But I … Continue reading Find the way out!
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, my power … Continue reading For when I am weak, then I am strong
Does God want us to have fun? I 100% believe that. God created our bodies to smile and if you have noticed, we are much more attractive when we do. Our smiles light up our whole face. And God created laughter and gave our minds the capacity to see humor. He created the very hormones … Continue reading The Tempting Lie
Fishing is quite the hobby. Someone who’s into it will sit for hours upon hours, day after day throwing their baited hook into the water to catch a fish. And the really avid fisherman will likely have a whole tackle box full of various baits - all different sizes, shapes and colors. They have a very … Continue reading Don’t take the bait
My kids know that ever since they were young I’ve prayed that God will help me to catch them if they wander into trouble. And they’ve seen that prayer answered time and time again when their dad or I miraculously catch them breaking the rules though they were sure they were going to get away … Continue reading God – help me bust my kids!
What do we do when someone we love, someone we know has accepted Jesus as their Savior, is allowing a particular sin to become bigger than their relationship with God? What do we do when we see them walking dangerously close to the edge of a choice that will harden their hearts and bring along … Continue reading Rescuing a sinner
When God first created mankind, he was hanging out with us. We were in perfect fellowship with him, oblivious to a world full of sin. We lived in a beautiful garden, alongside the animals, with fresh fruits and vegetables at our disposal. God's only forbiddance was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. … Continue reading Redemption plan
As a parent, one of the things I hope my children develop is empathy for others. When someone is hurting and we don't have the words to say ... showing compassion and understanding can show them that we care. Besides of course prayer, a shoulder to cry on is sometimes all we can offer to … Continue reading Empathetic Savior