Unashamed

Lord, here I am. I am not ashamed To admit I am weak. I need Your protection You have what I need. You are the hope I seek. Lord, here I am. I refuse to take another step Unless I hear You speak. Your word empowers me. Your love transforms me. In Your presence IContinue reading “Unashamed”

Transitions: Peace for Fear

When I was a new believer, I would hear older “mature” followers say in response to troubles, “Jesus will make everything all right.” or “Just trust in God and all will be well.” This one really set my teeth on edge, “Give your heart to Jesus and He will take away all your troubles.” IContinue reading “Transitions: Peace for Fear”

An Invitation to the Garden of Hope

Draw near to the garden

Reversing Darkness

Recently a friend showed me a reverse poem and I could hardly wait to try it out. I am in a season of hopefulness (my nice way of saying things aren’t exactly going my way) and I needed a pick-me-up. This was a fun way for me to encourage myself.  This is my attempt atContinue reading “Reversing Darkness”

Can You Hear It?

There have been many mornings I awaken with the sound of the sweetest music. It wasn’t music from a radio or an alarm. It has been love songs in my spirit. Scripture teaches us that the Lord speaks to us when we are asleep (Job 33:14-16). What a wonderful way to wake up–to the soundContinue reading “Can You Hear It?”

7 Things Courageous People Will Not Do

Deborah is our courageous hero today.  She didn’t use her gender as an excuse to avoid confrontation.  She didn’t let fear keep her from going to battle for her country. She boldly reminded Barak about God’s plan for his life.  Deborah is boldly telling us to watch, fight, pray, and praise our God for victoryContinue reading “7 Things Courageous People Will Not Do”

LOVE Helps Us Stand

In my pursuit to know God better, I clearly understand that He will answer prayer. He will give us insight and He will always tell us the truth about ourselves. He will uncover our secret thoughts and lay our weaknesses on the table to examine them with us. He will remind us that those whoContinue reading “LOVE Helps Us Stand”

You’re Qualified by Love

In my dream during the night I was at a school banquet with different people I have known through the past thirty years. I was very glad to see them, but they all seem to have something they were holding on to that kept them from enjoying the banquet set before them. As I wokeContinue reading “You’re Qualified by Love”

14 Days of Blessings: Day 1

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! People in my town appear to be frantically shopping for the perfect gift while I am trying very hard not to ignore the season this year.  I want more than streets lined with colored lights, beautifully decorated trees, and carefully wrapped packages. I want to see wounded hearts mended.Continue reading “14 Days of Blessings: Day 1”