Just the other day, my son was asking me what I had been up to lately. I told him that I had been working on a curriculum book called Balance®. I spoke of the hope and desire to present it to our women’s ministry small groups in the Fall. As I was telling him, Read More

  “You gotta fight, stand up strong. You got a fire, so let it burn on. Show ‘em what you’re worth…You gotta roar, get up and shout. Ain’t gonna blend in; go on and stand out. Show ‘em what you’re worth…I’ve been created for a purpose that is solely His—know what I’m worth—aye! Don’t, Read More

Determined to meet my new neighbors, one Sunday afternoon I made a big batch of banana-chocolate chip muffins. Warm muffins would be my offering of friendship, my reason to knock on their door. While the muffins baked, I wrote our name and contact information on little note cards and attached them to the top, Read More

“It’s hardwired, living inside of me. No matter where I go, I know You’re gonna be with me. I just can’t seem to shake You. Even if I could, yeah, I would not change a thing, yeah. If it’s pushing You away, yeah, or running to You, You still love me the same, yeah., Read More

“I used to live like I was under attack, dodging arrows from my past. I had no hope for tomorrow. Felt so much pressure, yes, I thought I would crack. But now, there’s no looking back. I’m moving forward ‘cuz I know I got my armor now; no fear, no doubt gonna shoot me, Read More

Seventeen. Seventeen people were killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. There have been 25 fatal school shootings since Columbine in 1999. The temptation is to either avoid these statistics, turn off the news, look away, or to live in fear. As people of God we have a better way. We know that we serve a, Read More

“Your baby is going to be born with a birth defect.” The young mother heard these unsettling words when she was pregnant with her second baby. She played back the sequence of events in her mind. Her nearly three-year old daughter had double-pneumonia and when the mom went to the hospital to be by, Read More

My friend is going through a rough patch. Ann (not her real name) is out of work and has been for a period of months. She doesn’t have a place of her own. Friends have opened their home for her to stay with them, and she is thankful for their generosity, but there’s no, Read More

The hurricane season this year has created devastation in many parts of the world and our hearts have been heavy as we have lifted prayers for all who have been affected and found ways to help personally. I have been praying for God to not only heal cities that have flooded but to heal, Read More

I am not a bibilcal scholar. I love the Word and love to study it but I am by no means an expert. I keep myself enrolled in Bible study throughout the year because truth be told, as much as I love it, Bible study often is the first thing to fall off of, Read More