I remember the time when grace first revealed itself to me. Not fully, but I saw a little corner of the truth. I was spending the summer of 2009 scanning old training records at a nuclear power plant near my hometown. Drawer by drawer, we slowly emptied the old records storage building. When we finished … Continue reading Grace is Greater
A few weeks ago I began our small group by handing everyone a small blank note card and asking them to write a list of things that they would do if they were bolder. What would you do if you were bolder? One minute. Go! Take just a minute and list one thing you would … Continue reading What’s On Your List?
Work had reached a whole new level of difficulty. The administrative changes had taken a once supportive, amazing team and turned us into a very dysfunctional group. Once a joy to go work, it had turned into a nightmare. As I drove home one Friday, I did not know if I would go back Monday. … Continue reading He Speaks To Me
Yesterday my best girlfriend and I took a trip over to Atlanta for some quality time. We had a great visit just being together. On the way home, we decided that we need to be intentional about making sure we get together at least once a month with each other. We currently talk at least … Continue reading Being Intentional
"And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them." Acts 4:33-34 Finding her sitting in a shady spot, I pulled up a chair and she began to talk. The 24-year-old told me about her three children, ages seven, five, and a few months. That … Continue reading Get in the “Zone”
I think there are two types of hope. One is the hope that comes from knowing we have salvation and eternal life in Christ. The other is the hope we need to get through the struggles of daily life in the here-and-now. Faith in Christ is the foundation. Without that, nothing else matters. If faith … Continue reading Hope In the Vine
A little bit about me....I am hard headed. I want what I want and patience isn’t a quality I possess. I also love God and know without a shadow of a doubt that true joy is living a life that is built on a foundation of faith that God has it all worked out......we just … Continue reading A little bit about me….
I’m not a writer, by any fraction of the definition, so when I was asked to write, I literally laughed out loud. My friend kept encouraging me. The more I wanted to say “no way!” the more I felt God tapping on my heart that He wanted me to write. I didn’t want to…because I … Continue reading Cherished
But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent. Job 32:8 This word intelligence is a puzzle to me. It means the ability to learn and understand. And it can also mean the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment. It doesn't mean that you do … Continue reading Intelligence is Good, Right?
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8 When my sweet sister in Christ, Tracy McDonald, asked me to write as a guest blogger, I responded with an excited YES! I love an opportunity to share the words of Jesus as they flow freely … Continue reading Wanted