Red, fragrant spaghetti sauce splattered on the street in front of my house. Would I try to wipe it up or just let the monsoon rain lick it clean? I looked at the bright blue sky and decided the Arizona monsoon was not my faithful friend that day. I had dropped the jar of sauce from my grocery bag and I would have… Read More
Discouraged with Yourself?
“I seem to have hit a wall,” she said. “I was doing so well, but now, I don’t know. I seem stuck. And I can’t figure out why.” She sounded so discouraged. My sweet friend is a recovering addict. She just began her journey to sobriety and health about six months ago. She is doing remarkably well. But she feels… Read More
How Can I Be Holy and Engaged in My World?
Have you wondered how you can be holy and still engage with the people in your life who are living ungodly lifestyles? What in the world does it really mean to “be holy?” Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine. To be holy does… Read More
Could It be Time to Get Up Off the Ground?
Let’s be clear. There is no glory in prolonged grief. There is no reward for the one who grieves the hardest or longest. Even when you are grieving over your own sin there is no crown for skipping the dance and remaining in your mourning clothes. Jesus is well acquainted with grief and is a sweet comfort in our time… Read More
Will You Have a Blue Christmas?
Can we all agree that most years Christmas truly is “the most wonderful time of the year?” But for some people this Christmas could prove to be one of the most trying times of the year. If you’ve lost a loved one, the empty space just deepens during Christmas. If you’re struggling financially, the dollars stretch even thinner during Christmas…. Read More
A Christmas Devotional
I don’t recall if it’s happened every time every year, but it’s happpened every time this year. This Christmas season I have yet to make it through “O Holy Night” without getting choked up. Whether I’m listening to the song on the radio or attempting to sing along at church, I can’t get all the words to form on my… Read More