A few months ago, after indulging in some pretty pathetic eating habits over the the last few years, I finally yielded to God’s leading to go on a diet. I’m doing it for Him, but I am benefiting from it as well. I normally stick with a more devotional approach on this blog, but today… Read More Saying “Yes, Lord” to Healthy Eating
It was so real, it was as though I was actually there. Dreams can be that way sometimes. The early morning sun lit up the entire eastern sky and streamed into my hotel window which looked out over the vast, immeasurable ocean. It was going to be a beautiful day! I looked out the window… Read More Tsunami! Sound the Alarm!
I was just thinking about my time serving God on the continent of Africa. It’s not that there were no trials there, nor that there was no spiritual warfare to engage in. But looking back, I have an overall memory of God surrounding us with His favor and protection. As a matter of fact, it… Read More Please Pray for Me
“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy.” Psalm 103:1,4 (AMPC) O LORD, You beautify my life with Your covenant love and Your… Read More Psalm of Ruth when the evil one spoke lies over her through the mouth of others
This morning is not the first time I’ve had a conversation like this with my son. One of the rules at our house is that no one is allowed to eat in the bedrooms. We have a perfectly good area where eating is allowed, and the kids leave their plates and crumbs sitting on the… Read More Hiding the Mess
The other day God showed up in a special way. He woke me up early to pray about a huge, complicated set of problems that I needed to walk through with a friend, problems that were too huge and overwhelming for either of us to solve. These problems fell into the category of “Only God… Read More God shows up when we pray
When I was quite a bit younger than I am now, I hated work. Can any of you relate? I would much rather play or read a fiction book or just goof off. I remember my dad teaching me and my sisters to pull weeds in the raspberry patch. I strongly disliked the chore. He… Read More Work that makes God smile
Balance. What does that mean to you? You might think of a gymnast doing her routine on the balance beam or maybe a skate boarder or surfer. But what about the routine of everyday life? Think of a pencil balancing on the end of your finger. A little too far to the right or to… Read More Serving God “in truth”