How to Hear God’s Voice – Part 3

In my last post I talked about why it is important to hear from God. More than getting what we want and need out of life; it is about loving others, spiritual transformation, and living in the Kingdom of God right here on earth. But, how do we hear from God?  Of course, one way…

How To Hear God’s Voice – Part 2

In my last post I talked about how in our desire to hear God’s voice regarding the various things in our lives, we often forget one thing…God is love. 1 John chapter 4 tells us: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows…

How To Hear God’s Voice – Part 1

There are so many reasons why we would want to hear from God directly. Here are a few questions we might have: What does God have planned for my future? Should I take that job? Where is the person I’m supposed marry? What should I do with my life? In all of our asking, one…

When the Depth of your Faith is Proven Through Pain

The last five years have been tumultuous to say the least. I experienced a friend’s betrayal in a business endeavor gone awry. The death of my brother in 2015 marked a tragic end to his twenty-five-year battle with addiction leaving irreversible physical and emotional family scars. I sought relief in the one place I though…

Grace

Grace is God Acting in my life to accomplish what I cannot accomplish on my own – Dallas Willard It’s amazing to realize God‘s grace is so much more than forgiveness of our sins-heaven is it’s eternal reward; but God wants His grace to flow through us in this life to achieve what we can’t…

Love’s Doesn’t Wait to Settle the Score

God can take our wrongs and use them to create beauty, restoration and victory. He is compassion and forgiveness. Rarely do we face the full consequences of our actions, when we acknowledge them and seek the Lord in humility. Genesis tells the story of Joseph’s jealous brothers who plot to kill him. As they are…

One Thing That Will Never Burn Away

With all the crazy things going on in the world today, there’s actually only one thing that will survive the test of time. If everything on earth was burned up at this moment; one thing would still live on: Love. The bible says “…love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like…

Your Indestructible Home Awaits You

“Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape for the hills, lest you be swept away” (Genesis 19:17). When God destroys Sodom and Gomorra with fire, he tells Lot to escape and flee with his family. But Lot ‘lingers’ and literally has to be seized and removed. Although…

Contentment is Better than Euphoria

“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:4-5).    I admit I’m a sucker for a good boutique. Especially ones with home décor and furniture since I…

How to Stay Forever Young

  “Forever young I want to be forever young Do you really want to live forever?” Forever, forever young” (Laura Branigan) It’s hard to grow old. I admit I don’t plan on doing it gracefully. In fact, I’ll probably fight it every step of the way. I love make-up, clothes, and styling my hair; and…

There is a Heavenly ‘Key’ to the Pearly Gates

“…But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins-and not only our sins but the sins of all the world” (1 John 2:1-2). Although Jesus Christ is the…

The Gift of a True Friend

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light” – Helen Keller God has brought many dear friends into my life over the years. Some were for a season while others are for a lifetime. One thing I know for sure is I would not be who I am…