June is recognized globally as Pride Month, but what if Christians used this month to reflect on and address issues of pride in their hearts, conversations, and actions? As followers of Christ, we must confront our natural inclination to seek validation and social status through our accomplishments and possessions. Let's begin by comparing contemporary and... Continue Reading →
Praying for those in Conflict
When I opened the front door, my next-door neighbor and a woman living in our neighborhood were having a heated debate. A week prior, something happened between her dog and my neighbor's dog. During this conversation, she informed him she was taking him to court over the incident. I could see the conversation was none... Continue Reading →
Forgive and move on
Americans are stuck in a major blame game, refusing to take responsibility for their part in the nationwide mess. Blaming is counterproductive; nothing is really accomplished. What is productive is seeing that conflict is an opportunity to glorify God and serve others. But we often spend our precious time reading or watching the news media... Continue Reading →
The Hope For Tomorrow
Waiting with God These last few months have been particularly hard for Christians. We've seen all the terrible decisions that have been made by ungodly leaders. God has told us to wait. During times of prayer, my heart would be reassured that we are waiting together. I'm not alone in the waiting. God is right... Continue Reading →
The Lord Determines our Steps
"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." My goal for this year has been to simplify. I feel like God is leading me to do this as well as to live with less. God in His amazing ways does lead us in what is coming ahead. He prepares us. I may... Continue Reading →
Will I love my “Neighbor”?
The drive thru was busy that day. The customer in the car in front of me was receiving several drinks for a car full of people. All of a sudden his car door opened. He stood up as a pile of ice cubes fell off of his soaking wet pants. A wad of napkins hurriedly... Continue Reading →
These past few months have been grueling. Emotionally I find myself somewhere between an ostrich and a lion. Some days I feel like digging a hole and sticking my head in because the disappointment is so great. But then other days I feel like more like a lion, full of faith and confidence because I'm... Continue Reading →
Step Forward: What do we do now?
This has been a tough season for America. Two colliding thoughts on how to live life. I do not hide that I am a Christian Republican. Unfortunately each party is deeply flawed because people are involved. Having the Dems in control of the House, Senate and Presidency makes me feel a bit like the Israelites... Continue Reading →
Remove all Fear
Don’t be afraid of what others say or what will spook up the nation. What this fear is doing to the mind and emotions of the nation - the fear it evokes - is not God's doing at all. Remove all fear from your mind. Don’t listen to those who go on and on. Guard... Continue Reading →
America Wake Up!
The time has come for America to wake up! Sometimes I don’t like to hear statements like this, especially from others who seem judgmental. In fact, it makes me upset because I like to see the good in people. Do you lean towards grace or judgement? I've had to reckon with the fact that vast... Continue Reading →