The God of Different


Guess what?  God wants—He needs—different.    Sometimes…I gaze too long at other families.  Through my limited scope I see a different way of doing things and wonder—is their difference better?   God needs my family right where we are at and yours right where you are.  He wants us coming to Him…dependent upon Him for every thing—every […]

Applied Christianity


God…how do I live this out practically? I mean, this is what you want—this is what you are looking for in your children.  So help me to understand the walk You desire behind these few words . . . “He has showed you, O man, what is good.   And what does the Lord require of […]

Humility is a Greater Grace


“But He gives a greater grace.  Therefore it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble.’”  James 4:6 Most Christians could regularly quote the second half of that verse, but How many of us could say we are humble? Someone who is humble is modest—showing an awareness of one’s own shortcomings. […]

Desperate for Jesus!


Perhaps that sounds melodramatic or a bit “over the top”. But it is 100% absolute truth— no doubt, romanticism, or exaggeration implied or intended! I am desperate for Jesus! I know my story. I am who I am today because of certain people, influences, events, and responses. I am me because of grace and the merciful love […]

Hearts and Mouths


My words spill and as much as I would like to stop the harsh flow as it cascades and covers the heart, mind, and emotions of my child, there is no stopping up the ears ability to receive Mama’s tone of anger, frustration, disappointment, and weariness . . . “The heart of the righteous ponders […]