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…

God 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…

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…