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”

What Does Agape Love Look Like?

Until I received God’s love through Jesus Christ, the word “love” was understood by me to be a feeling that I received from my mom, dad, and other family members when they were pleased by my behavior. When I behaved according to their expectations, I received smiles and hugs. When I did not met thoseContinue reading “What Does Agape Love Look Like?”

FIVE FIERCE TRUTHS About You Part IV – Spiritual Gifts — Doris Swift

FIVE FIERCE TRUTHS is a new five-part series for your Fierce Calling journey… FIERCE TRUTH #4 – YOU Have Been Entrusted with Fierce Spiritual Gifts “…for God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29 It was just your average weekday morning–grumpy kids, cold breakfast, missing socks. The usual chaotic routine of working motherhood going…… viaContinue reading “FIVE FIERCE TRUTHS About You Part IV – Spiritual Gifts — Doris Swift”

Let Go of the Tasty Treasure

“Then he passed in front of Moses and called out, I am the LORD God. I am merciful and very patient with my people. I show great love, and I can be trusted. ” Exodus 34:6 (CEV) Before the sun rose my lips frowned as I refereed a tug-of-war match over the last Strawberry popContinue reading “Let Go of the Tasty Treasure”

Are You Standing Alone?

Before the first sun beam strikes my bedroom window, I’m already imprisoned in the comparison trap.  Every morning my best friend piles scrambled eggs and bacon on the table promptly at 7:30 a.m., but I’m a sleepyhead.  Thankfully, my sons rather pour themselves a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and plop in front ofContinue reading “Are You Standing Alone?”

Don’t Go There!

Has your spirit screamed, “Don’t go there?” The next two sentences pop out smooth as butter.  Then your conversation turns a dangerous curve. Under pressure your restraint cracks.  You pause, but complaints spew forth like a geyser! The Israelites who explored Canaan can relate. They desired to serve the Lord and were blessed with largeContinue reading “Don’t Go There!”

Grandma’s Gumbo

My Aunt Cathy taps her flip flops on the floor as she waits patiently at my Grandma’s dining room table. She jokes, “Those Cajun spices muddle a person’s senses. Nobody can resist the spicy smell of Andouille sausage, roast chicken, and garlic.” The heaping bowl of rich mahogany broth lures everyone. The rich savory scentsContinue reading “Grandma’s Gumbo”

Don’t Be A Christian Lone Ranger

The blue, yellow, and green M&M’s taunt me as I peek from the corner of my eye.  My body plods forward as I continuously repeat, “Just Keep Walking.”  My legs hesitate to cooperate and my fingers slide around a handful of smooth milk chocolate. I’ve lost the battle again! How can I expect my dearContinue reading “Don’t Be A Christian Lone Ranger”