Deep Roots

Keep Hope Alive

Palm or Pineapple?  I love to walk at twilight. One spring morning I finished my three-mile jaunt listening to “How Great is Our God” playing in the background. The breathtaking dawn prevented me from going inside the house, so I extended my time with God on the front porch with a cup of coffee. The […]

Invitation to a Greater Life

Faith that follows

There’s nothing more compelling than getting to know our Savior, Jesus Christ. Yes, we can get a glimpse of him when we read the Bible, pray, and cultivate our eternal relationship with him. We know he was humble, sinless, unselfish and a servant leader, but what else? How did he physically walk on water? Did […]

An Extreme Makeover Worth Pursuing

Honoring God through our relationships

Do you enjoy watching makeover shows? I love home renovation programs where weekend warriors envision a remodeled home, and then, they make it happen. They invest sweat equity stripping, hammering, and replacing what no longer serves their residential structure. The completed renovations far outweigh the labor and expense. Similarly, we are weekday warriors as we […]

See What You’ve Been Missing

God can open our spiritual eyes

My four-year-old granddaughter was getting ready for bed. After I had helped her put on her favorite Princes Poppy pajamas, she ran down the hall for one last trip to the bathroom. She made sure her water bottle was by the bed. She quickly scanned the room to pick the honored plush bedtime friend and […]

Everyone Needs Good News

Share the Gospel

Remembering the Good News How did you hear the Gospel message? The Gospel plays an essential role in the salvation process. Inviting someone to church on Resurrection Sunday is a perfect way to share the Good News.   It’s Not Too Good to be True In Luke 24, we read the events that ultimately transformed the […]

Women of Faith

Faith transforms our disadvantages

Have you ever felt the tension of a disadvantage? Perhaps it’s a nagging thought that heckles your dreams and opportunities for success. Faith, however, is our spiritual advantage against disadvantages. Faith is our spiritual advantage against disadvantages. Click To Tweet   Life’s full of Disadvantages For years, I believed my lack of a college degree […]

Ask Questions

Questions help us examine our hearts

The most compelling question asked is, “Why?” It causes people to examine choices, opinions, and beliefs. I often wonder how children discovered the power of, “why?” They instinctively leverage their position and wear down adults with their repeated questions. “Why do I have to pick up my toys? Why do I have to eat my […]

The Inspired Word of God

The Bible for Christian Living

Do you remember receiving your first library card? For most of us, it was our first official identification. It gave a kid a sense of identity to see their name laminated on a card. Suddenly, you could access a collection of free books. Young explorers could scan bookshelves stocked with entertainment and educational resources. Years […]

The Power of Prayer

The Miracle and Mystery of Prayer

I love my Women’s Bible study group. I’m humbled and challenged by their faith and hunger for God’s Word. We recently finished a four-week study on prayer. It changed me. I have to admit; sometimes I take prayer for granted. It becomes a practice instead of an interaction with God. Needs can obscure the purpose […]

The Spirit World

(Part 3) Thriving Spiritually in a Physical World

The Spirit World I don’t understand myself. I want to have a good attitude when I drive through the Las Vegas highways, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. I know I have a wrong attitude. I need to live God’s way because it’s better than experiencing anger behind the wheel. […]