Last month my book foreseen.forgiven.FREE was published. I never thought in a million years that I would be an author. It wasn’t even on my radar. Life is funny like that. You can be on one path with goals and aspirations, and then God propels you to another path entirely out of your comfort zone … More Surrender
There is a very familiar story about Moses and his encounter with a burning bush in Exodus 3. Moses was in the desert tending his flock, doing his day-to-day thing, when he saw the flames burning from within the bush. As I read this story afresh the Lord spoke three things to me about Moses’ … More The Choice is Yours
With the start of school already here I, like many of you, have been preparing my children for a new year of learning. As you can imagine, they are less than excited. I’ve talked to them about the blessing and privilege it is to have the opportunity to learn. I’ve talked to them about not … More Back to School Advice
Do you have good intentions about getting things done? It’s not that you aren’t busy. That certainly isn’t the case. In fact, it’s just the opposite; you are so busy that you can’t get done all the things you want to get done. And it doesn’t matter how hard you try, and how much faster … More Where Does the Time Go?
I would guess by now you have read more than enough blogs, posts, articles, etc. about New Year resolutions. This post is not a resolution, it’s a DECLARATION. I decided that this year I wanted to start out DECLARING who I am in Christ. I want to continue the year DECLARING who I am in … More Not Another Resolution
The world lost a great man today. My pastor passed away early this morning. What is our loss, though, is Heaven’s gain. Heaven gained a man of incredible strength. Heaven gained a man of deep integrity. Heaven gained a man with a crazy sense of humor. We all process loss differently. For me, I am … More All Smiles
Have you ever been moving toward something and at some point you stop moving forward, paralyzed by fear? I remember one early morning run with some friends. We were training for the Chicago Marathon and often started our runs at 4:30 in the morning in order to be finished before time to get the kids off to … More Running Scared
I am not ashamed to say that there are things that I fear. I am deathly afraid of snakes. I am afraid to sleep outside overnight in my backyard. (Hey! There are coyotes in the city!) I fear being alone in my old age. On March 26, 2012, my 15 year old daughter was diagnosed … More Stand Firm and Without Fear
I did something crazy this weekend. I got a tattoo. I’m not really your tattoo type girl, but this was really important to me. It was about taking another step in the freedom God granted me. And it was about giving myself a daily reminder that I am set free by Christ’s infinite love. Do … More It’s Time to Change Clothes
It’s easy to get discouraged. That’s what Satan wants. And he knows just where to get us. Sometimes he gets in the middle of our circumstances, and he tries to convince us we are powerless to change them. Sometimes he reminds us of past experiences or choices and tries to convince us that those experiences make us tainted … More I Know How the Story Ends. He wins.