A Remarkable Truth About God’s Spoken Word In The World

A Remarkable Truth About God’s Spoken Word In The World

And God spoke all these words …                                                                                    Exodus 20.1     God spoke the world into existence. The universe and all of creation are the result of words God spoke. Yet when it came to our...

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How To Break The Toxic Habit Of Judging People

How To Break The Toxic Habit Of Judging People

As the Sunday sermon began, I became quite distracted. Several minutes later when I had separate myself from the distractions and focused on the sermon, I felt like the preacher was talking far more forcefully than necessary. He also seemed to be missing the real...

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Judge Softly

Contrary to popular opinion, the proverb not to judge another before walking a mile in another persons moccasins or shoes does not come from Native Americans. Rather it originates in a poem written in 1895 by Mary T. Lathrap and focuses on our penchant for making...

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My Remarkable New Insight Into The Power Of The Cross

My Remarkable New Insight Into The Power Of The Cross

When we set out on a family outing, I would not have guessed the small town of Leakey (pronounced Lay-kee), Texas would be the origin of a spiritual insight regarding the power of the cross of Christ. God speaks in ways we often don’t imagine and can’t conceive before...

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Its Never Too Late To Be Thankful

Its Never Too Late To Be Thankful

As Easter approaches, my thoughts go back about 15 years to a missed opportunity to be thankful. A boss, who may not have been completely in touch with her employees, decided to host an Easter egg hunt. I was filled with dread as this sort of activity is not in my...

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How to Know What God Loves Most About You

How to Know What God Loves Most About You

“You’re screwing up.” That’s the first thing that popped into my mind when my husband asked, “If Jesus were to sit here and talk to you, what do you think he would say?” Instinctively I knew that is not what Jesus would say, yet it is what came to mind. What God loves...

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The Surprising Truth About Yeast And Life

The Surprising Truth About Yeast And Life

I love baking bread. There’s something about taking four very basic ingredients – flour, water, yeast, and salt and mixing them together to form dough. Give the dough some time, then bake it, and out comes a wonderfully smelling, freshly baked loaf of bread! It amazes...

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God’s Surprising Answer To My Urgent Prayer

God’s Surprising Answer To My Urgent Prayer

As I sat taking my pre-calculus mid-term exam, I suddenly was aware of the instructor looking over my shoulder. I wasn’t cheating, so had no idea why he chose my shoulder to peer over. I didn’t have to wait long to find out. He pointed to the problem I was working on...

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A Look At The Shame Of The Cross

A Look At The Shame Of The Cross

Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12.2   Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Pilate and...

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How to Combat Temptations With Three Truths Jesus Modeled

How to Combat Temptations With Three Truths Jesus Modeled

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4.1 In Matthew 4.1-11, Jesus faced temptations from Satan in his continuing attempt to prove himself greater than God. In these verses, Jesus gives us an example to follow when we...

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