Is God Bigger Than Your Problems?

“The LORD is close to the Brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Life on earth is so short and no amount of fame, money, brilliance, talent, charisma or good looks can bring happiness. They’re all transitory. I know that if God hadn’t intervened in my life, I would have eventually…

It’s Never too Late to Bloom Again

The announcement of spring is like a canvas of color decorating the ground across the fields and valleys. It ascends through the trees where branches bud new life, birds sing, and nature awakens once more. It’s a great reminder that new beginnings belong to the cycle of life, and no matter what’s happened in yours,…

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…

Stay in the Boat

Dr. David Jeremiah said: “It’s safer in the storm with Jesus in the boat than it is on the shore without Him.” The problem is that it doesn’t always feel safe in the storm. I’m always tempted to take the easy way out. But it’s most likely ‘in the storm’ where we will learn to…

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….

Who are You?

“…And in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 2:10). Who are you? It was a relief after I got married, because if someone asked me I could say: “wife to a wonderful man.” Typically, I would answer with a summary of my radio career because that’s what defined me for so long. However,…

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,…

Three Cool Lessons from the Book of Job

If you’re going through a difficult time reading the book of Job might elevate your perspective. The first thing you’ll probably realize is things could always be worse! In addition to all the tragedy that befell Job, he had lousy friends too! God allowed Satan to test Job. Although God never explains why, what we…

Why Does God Allow Us to be Re-injured in the Same Place Again?

“There’s no easy way out, There’s no shortcut home, There’s no easy way out, Givin’ in can’t be wrong” (Robert Tepper – Rocky IV). Sometimes life is a bit like a boxing match. You barely manage to get back up and into the ring and BAM! You’re down again. That’s pretty much what my life…

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,…

This is How God Romances Us

  I’ve always loved exploring nature. While hiking in the mountains on our recent trip to Washington I experienced moments of feeling overcome by beauty. There were times when I actually feared I couldn’t capture it all so I spent hours climbing one hillside after another taking hundreds of pictures. Up in the Cascades you’re…