Changed by Life’s Storms

Grateful for a Flawed Past

It’s easy to be thankful for growth and prosperity, but we often take blessings for granted. Each holiday season, we reflect and reframe our perspectives. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add hardships to our gratitude list? What! Wait…hardships? Don’t we want to forget the drama? Without a doubt, we don’t want to experience hard times, but […]


Too Old for Spiritual Tantrums

Straight Talk About Spiritual Maturity

My granddaughter, Audrey, is a toddler. None of us expected this adorable blue-eyed angel to be such a strong-willed, independent, fearless tomboy. It’s all hands on deck to raise this mobile bundle of spunk. When tots resist adults and refuse to obey, the defiance is often called, The Terrible Twos. Audrey’s toddler ways, however, taught […]


The Natural-Supernatural Power of God

Demystifying the Holy Ghost

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m a Christian, but I’m not a fanatic!” I’ve heard that statement, and I’ve also made the statement. When I was a new believer, Holy Ghost manifestations were downright scary. Thirty years ago, a variety of spiritual expressions were publicized, criticized, and unfortunately categorized as weird. Let’s tackle the […]


Fall Back into Spiritual Habits

What would you do with an extra hour?

Have you ever said, “I just don’t have enough time to get everything done!” What if we had an extra hour to realign our daily practices? Perhaps we could fall back into spiritual habits? What would you do with an extra hour? Once a year, we have a chance to enjoy an extra hour of […]

Fall Back

Bold Faith for the Adam or Eve in Your Life

Less Human Intention; More God Intervention

From the moment children come home from the hospital, until they leave home for college, parents offer love, instruction, and guidance to raise healthy individuals. In the end, you hope they will transfer their parental trust to a loving God that will direct them throughout their adult years. But when they don’t, fear not, God […]

Mercy & Grace

The Gift Behind Every Struggle

A Call for Supernatural Living

Sometimes, our struggles make us feel like an exhausted swimmer in a riptide. Our intentions get us nowhere. We see the shore. It doesn’t look far, but we just can’t make it. We’re tired and need rest. We keep striving, and fear begins to overwhelm us. Perhaps, in those moments God whispers, “Your intention is not […]


5 Ways to Plant Seeds of Faith

Fewer words; More love

People emotionally connect when they share their vulnerabilities and victories. These commonalities tear down the walls of division because we realize we’re human. For Christians, however, the conversation often includes our faith. But it’s not easy when there’s resistance. We can, however, plant seeds of faith. In a public gathering, at a company lunchroom, or even […]

Seeds of Faith

A Valuable Resource for Ministry Leaders

Become a 21st Century Missionary

I don’t usually send you a post on Tuesday, but I couldn’t resist sharing this valuable resource to grow God’s Kingdom. Do you ever feel a little guilty that your evangelistic efforts are under the radar? We’ve become busier. People want to serve, but long work hours leave us with little time. I totally get […]

Gospel Sneeze Academy

Unrelenting Prayers for Prodigals

Love Redeems

On September 29, 1985, a young former Catholic woman came face-to-face with a disturbing stranger staring at her in the mirror. That morning, I examined the aftermath of another late night. I stared at the dark circles under my eyes wondering why makeup stopped masking my indulgent life. Ten years of addictive and reckless living […]

God Hears Your Prayers

War Room: Movie Message Hits Home

God isn’t tired of hearing your questions or problems. God hears your prayers, and He’s ready to answer. “Lord, please help me to forgive.” “Lord, please help my parents accept you as their Lord and Savior.” “Lord, we need a car.” “Lord, help me understand your will for my life.” “Lord, deliver my friend from […]