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 […]


Under New Spiritual Management

What we should and should not manage

Working for one company throughout your corporate career is no longer the norm. Last week, my husband announced that he wouldn’t be traveling anymore. The company he worked for downsized, and the new size didn’t include him. Our first thought was to manage the situation, but we soon realized there was someone already managing our […]

Manage or Surrender

Awaken My Dormant Heart

Time to Flourish

Las Vegas heat triggered a dormant-like state for my Labrador Retriever, Charly. He shed fur all summer while his ninety-five-pound body lay across the best air-conditioned spot in the house. His daily routine became unhealthy inactivity. To keep him active, I had to get up before dawn and take him for a cooler desert walk, […]


The Crown Trumps the Trophy

The Meaning of Success

What comes to mind when you think of public speaking? Imagine you’re invited to speak to an audience of twenty-two hundred people at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. If God asked you to step on stage and speak outside of your church community, would you ask for a different assignment? I’ll go to Africa, […]


An Unfettered Mind for Christ

How to Find Daily Peace

Imagine you received a text message from Jesus telling you that He was coming over. How would you react? Perhaps, you’d pull out the Target dishes, start the BBQ grill, and prepare an Israeli recipe you found on Pinterest. Instead, most of us would stress about the lack of time, the dog hair on the […]


Our 7 Marriage Secrets

“I don’t want to date you–I want to marry you,” affirmed Vince. When Vince proposed, we knew each other for three weeks, but it was love at first sight. This weekend, Vince and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. What guaranteed a life-long commitment? The answer is simple–a commitment. Our first commitment was to […]