Everybody’s Graduating!!!

What about you? Do you feel you are continually growing, developing and ‘graduating’ to greater levels of maturity in your own life?

Your Family, Your Living Legacy

Nothing in this world is more precious to me than my family, second only to God. Nothing has brought more joy or taken more hard work than parenting! Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of […]

Letting Go

Hello friends! Today I want to begin with a passage from 2 Corinthians 12: 8-10 in The Message translation. Paul is talking about a particularly difficult time of hardship he’s been in: “… then He told me, “My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.” Once […]

Honoring Mom Today

As I write this today my Mama has just chosen to do hospice. She is at the end of her race and is at peace and ready to go be with the Lord. We don’t know the day and time of her home-going but He does. Michael and I got the opportunity to go be […]

A little Vacay!

This photo was taken Friday evening in Punta Gorda, Florida. Michael and I haven’t had a vacation yet this year so we are taking it now. It felt so good to get off the plane here Friday wearing my snow boots and winter coat, then slip into flip flops and short sleeves! I may or […]

Is Seeing Believing?

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.” It usually means NOT believing anything you can’t physically see, right? Take a look at this verse of Scripture, quoted here from the Passion translation: “Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all […]

The #1 Secret for Living an Immanuel Life

This week I’d like to give you a secret I’ve learned about staying connected to Jesus throughout each day, day after day year after year. Watch this 18 minute video to hear what it is: There are so many distractions and stressors in the world we live in and also the holidays provide their own […]

Hearing God’s Voice

Do you feel confident about hearing God’s voice? Would you like to grow in that area? This week I’d like to share a podcast with you from the Love + War Worship podcast. My husband Michael and I did this a few years ago with Jon Shirley, a young pastor we know here in town. […]

Suddenlies

The picture you see here is a young maple tree in our front yard. It’s about 3 years old and last year was its’ first year to show color. This year it suddenly burst into these beautiful colors literally overnight! I was astonished to wake up and see it in full color one morning this […]

When You’re Out of Sync, You Sink

I don’t know what’s been happening for you, but it has been an exceptionally busy and demanding season in my life. Anyone else experiencing this? If not now, I’m sure you have before and will again! Sometimes life just shifts into another gear and you find yourself in a whirlwind of activity and demands. The […]

How to Live Fully Alive in a World the Tends to Suck the Life Out of You

Here’s a well known quote from the Lord of Life himself, Jesus. “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 The first part of the verse tells us that we have an enemy who’s only job and intent is […]