God places an “and” where we are often tempted to utter a “but.” Learning to embrace the whole truth will equip us to stand firm in the evil day…. … More Yes…And
Healing and freedom are not meant for just a season. We are meant to maintain the release from the power our past has held over us. So when memories refuse to be subdued, how do we hold the ground we’ve conquered in forgiveness? … More Maintaining Release From the Power of the Past
For those who merely survive and attempt to run ahead into what seems more promising, the glance backward only paves the road of doubt that leads so many hearts to wander astray. But for those who are willing to sift through the ashes of devastation and disappointment – to get honest with God and listen for His wisdom and truth in the middle of it all – the glance backward paves the road with faith that has become like shining gold.
Joy is a permanent possession – a gift God gave to the world in the gift of His Son. If you feel like you’ve lost your joy, this is for you! … More Joy to the World!
It is time to unwrap the decorations and set the table for a feast in celebration of the One Who has come – Immanuel! As we behold Him, our hope rises, for He is alive! … More Unwrapping Christmas
As we come into the Christmas season, do we have the pearl holder’s perspective, or are we trapped and burdened by a false sense of duty and obligation? … More The Pearl Holder’s Perspective
I can step into this holiday season, even with all the chaos and limitations slapped over it, with a heart that is heavy but hopeful. Because of Jesus, Who is ever present with us, grief collides with hope and yields an incredible opportunity for moments that add depth and richness to the fabric of my vulnerable life…I need those moments right now. And Dear Woman of Breakthrough, so do you. … More The Collision of Grief and Hope
True hope never disappoints, because it is rooted in the things which Jesus has accomplished for and given to me. When I get off track, and it feels like my hopes have been shattered, I can know that these were misplaced hopes, and that there is still a very real and unchanging hope – a silver lining that nothing and no one can erase because it has been irreversibly placed like a banner over my life … More Hope is a Silver Lining I Can’t Erase
There are hidden distortions about Christianity on both sides of the religious tension that exists in our world. But we are invited to move beyond those and into the real heart of the matter…that God is Love. … More The Heart of the Matter
While we are appointed – according Scripture – a certain measure of suffering, how do we know when we’ve exceeded that measure and have embraced suffering that was never appointed for us? … More Avoidable Vs. Unavoidable Suffering