Had an interesting conversation with my favorite 80 year-old Catholic priest this morning. Normally he is lively and teasing. Today he still teased but he moved a bit slower and the smiles didn’t reach his eyes, eyes filled with sadness. I didn’t even have to ask if he’d seen the news.
I was struggling this morning—again—with the call God has put on my life and writing compared to the paltry-seeming effectiveness of my daily efforts. My hubby, as usual, was very supportive; praying, rubbing my back, letting me vent, etc. As he was praying, God brought to mind Abraham and the promise that “I will make […]
I love the work of Dr. Lee A. Simpson, a local preacher. Here’s another insight I got from his teachings. In another one of those three-minutes-that-change-everything moments on Sunday, my new favorite preacher threw this little challenge at me: “When you say you are over something or that you believe something… Satan will always come […]
Many thanks to Yvonne of Pear Creative. Awesome job, lady!
“One Night With A Rock Star” will always hold a special place in my heart since it represents those heady days when I fell passionately in love with writing.
In the summer of 2005, I woke from a dream involving a favorite singing star and a much younger me.
If we come to the Bible without a heart that is fully convinced of God’s overwhelming love that truly wishes none to perish, then many scriptures will seem to underscore our belief that some are born evil and some are born good—or rather that some are redeemable and some are not.
This has been one of the, if not THE, most harmful doctrines in history.
And I looked ‘round at the world, at all the wars and strife and I thought, “Dear Jesus, if only we were about to welcome You into the world in the flesh once more.” And He replied, “But that’s what it was all for… Me, coming into the world, in the flesh, through you–millions and […]
Why do I do this? Is it because I enjoy grossing you out with horror stories of what can happen, the tales of sterility and pain and nasty, nightmare growths in unmentionable places—even the possibility of dying due to disease: Am I bored? Not enough to do with a husband, four kids and a writing career I love? Is it money?
Nah. This is for free.
As I was praying this morning and asking God to work through me to touch lives and help spark major revival, He said something surprising, unexpected and yet so “Oh yeah, I get it.” He said, “The fact that you keep on, day after day, in spite of the obstacles and confusion is a miracle […]
My article about 24/7 Prayer is featured this week on the Grace & Faith Authors Blog! So excited! What an amazing group of encouraging writers. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Here’s the link: http://graceandfaith4u.com/2012/09/24/freefalling-how-247-prayer-changed-my-life/