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…

Your Whole New Life Can Begin Today

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the un-godly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for…

The Best Trade Deal Ever

One definition of ‘trade’ reads: “To exchange articles of more or less even value.” I traded in: Addiction for freedom; anger for peace; loneliness for love; self-pity for empowerment; emptiness for fulfillment; shame for honor; failure for success; aimlessness for purpose; and sorrow for joy. Who would make a deal like that? It’s Jesus Christ,…

I Got your Butterflies (and so much more)

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20). I was on a hike with some friends a while back when I tried to catch a photo of a beautiful butterfly but I wasn’t fast enough…

Love Really is all that Matters

A Grant study done over a 75-year period determined that love is the secret to a fulfilling life, which probably comes as no surprise to you. In fact, one man named Godfrey went into the study with bleak prospects for life satisfaction. He had the lowest rating for future stability and had previously attempted suicide….

You are Known

“Your saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:16). I believe wanting to be known is one of our greatest desires. I’m not talking about basic things like favorite hobbies or hangouts. I’m talking…

Triumph Through Tragedy

“In all things, God works for the good of those who love Him” (Romans 8:28). In the true story The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom and her family are put into a concentration camp for hiding Jews during WWII. While incarcerated they continue spreading God’s love to other prisoners. When Corrie is released she helps…

Eternal Hope

…But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10). True hope based on God’s eternal promise is stabilizing; not blown away by ‘winds of change’ or steered of course by earthly desires….

What Good is Your Mess if it Doesn’t Minister?

The Bible tells us in this life we will have trouble (John 16:33). We birth some from our brokenness, and more from the natural process of being alive, and some we create because of sin and rebellion. Today I’m grateful for the hard lessons marked by grief, loss, and betrayal; the years wasted by addiction,…

All Humans Are Created in God’s Image

  In light of recent events I’d like to share that God created all humans in his own image. ALL HUMANS of every race, tribe, culture, nation etc… When asked how she loved so well, mother Theresa simply said that in every person she recognized Jesus. We can make a huge difference in the world,…