Just say Know!

  Today I am reminded of a joke I once heard about a woman who had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she has a near death experience. During that experience she sees God and asks if this is the end for her. God says no and […]

I Do!

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name perform many miracles?’ then I will […]

I Believe I Can Fly!

So often fear keeps us from experiencing the amazing power of God’s provision and strength.  We are afraid of being rejected, abandoned, ridiculed, ostracized or just being different from the crowd around us.  We don’t want to stand out or stand up for Christ because we care more about what others think than what God thinks.   Correct me if […]

Love in the First Degree

To this day when my grandchildren or my children say I love you I respond with I love you more. When my grandchildren were smaller it became a game of who could expound their love the most. It went something like this. “I love you!” “I love you more!” “I love you all the way […]

It’s Sowtime!

It’s Sowtime! Spring is in the air. It’s time to sow seeds, plant flowers and wait as the earth springs forth the beauty of all your hard labor. Only problem I have is that I’m not very good at the planting or the waiting. I’ve killed cactus because of too much water and pansies because […]

What’s Passion Got to Do With It?

  Several years back a group of ladies and I went to see the movie, “The Passion of Christ.” Before the movie someone had asked what they meant by the “passion” of Christ.   I walked away from the  movie with pictures etched into my heart of a love born from the heart of God that […]

Leave a Message at the Beep?

Today I was thinking back to a time when I tearfully watched on as a police officer was laid to rest.  He was shot and killed while protecting the streets of a city where oftentimes you’re not even sure who is friend and who is foe.  There is so much to learn from these men […]

Do you measure up?

I recently learned that in ancient marketplaces  a merchant would measure out grain by pouring it into one pan of a hanging scale until it swings level with the weighted side.  Shopkeepers who were friendly would give a little extra, letting the pans tilt past the balance point.  So with that in mind read Luke […]

What’s Forgiveness Got to Do With it?

We waste so much of this short life bearing grudges and holding back forgiveness from those who have hurt us.  I even heard someone say once that they had forgiven someone 490 times and that biblically (Matthew 18:22)  they were okay and did not have to forgive them anymore.  My mom gave me to my grandmother when […]