Teaching Children about the Lord

In Jill Briscoe’s book, “Here I am, Lord…Send Somebody Else,” she applies the chapters of Exodus to our Christian walk.  She begins by comparing the Pharaoh to the enemy of our soul. Our enemy is in power in the world, and is worried that Christians have become too numerous. So the enemy deals shrewdly withContinue reading “Teaching Children about the Lord”

How to Cope with Deep Loss

Lysa TerKeurst’s audiobook, “It’s not Supposed to be this Way” explains how she coped with deep personal loss.  A broken marriage,  cancer diagnosis, and days of excruciating pain shattered her into dust. Lysa was like a beautiful and delicate glass flower created by God. But when God squeezed the beautifully delicate glass flower in hisContinue reading “How to Cope with Deep Loss”

How to Pray Fervently

Do you leave for work in the morning without praying? Does your mind wander when you bow your head? Or maybe you don’t pray because God hears the prayers of the righteous and well, …that doesn’t match your lifestyle right now. Perhaps, you’ve prayed the same prayer so often, you wonder why bother? Your enemyContinue reading “How to Pray Fervently”

Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend

One of the most precious groups of friends that I have been blessed to meet with regularly are women interested in studying God’s truth.  If you don’t have a group of friends to meet with weekly to share life with, then you are missing out on smiles, hugs, and laughter.  We were meant to fellowshipContinue reading “Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend”

How to Read Through the Bible in One Year

If you would like to join me in reading through the bible in one year, then read Genesis Chapters 1 -4 today. (If you do, let me know what stood out to you in the comments below.) A few years ago, I tried this and it actually took me much longer than that one year.Continue reading “How to Read Through the Bible in One Year”

How to Seek God’s Will

God has a plan for your life that is different from the plan for my life.  I have spent the majority of my life trying to determine what God’s will is for me and then mustering the courage to do it.  Fear will tell us there is a consequence for obedience, but the opposite isContinue reading “How to Seek God’s Will”

Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?

As a public school teacher I worked with children to teach them how to read, write, think mathematically, and ask questions like a scientist. The students learned about the importance to vote, the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  All important topics for students to grow up to be productive American citizens. But the biggestContinue reading “Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?”

The Holy Spirit

Hushing my anxious thoughts, I wait for quiet calmness. A hidden treasure protected by high steep walls. Listening to the silence breathe A tiny voice whispers within my soul. In the stillness of the early morning light, He sings to me. Simmering beneath the ashes, He waits. A precious spark reveals a rich legacy FanningContinue reading “The Holy Spirit”

10 Things to Lay Down

Our Own Path to “Freedom” According to the National Runaway Safeline approximately 2 million teenagers run away from home every year in the United States.  Youth as young as ten years old decide to leave their parents’ home.  Some may have parents who tell them to leave, but other may be escaping from sexual abuseContinue reading “10 Things to Lay Down”

Do What God’s Word Says

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 NLT The Pharisees living during Jesus’ life knew God’s word, but they didn’t do what it said.  Unfortunately, they were fooling themselves. Is it possible to go to Sunday school every Sunday, sing inContinue reading “Do What God’s Word Says”