Trust Like A Child

Do you remember your childhood, having fun, jump roping, or playing on the playground, with not a care in the world? There was nothing to worry about. Ah, blissful ignorance! My daughter has shouted at me in frustration many times, “Adults have all the fun!” when she doesn’t get her own way. She obviously doesn’t […]

Catch and Release

In Matthew 28, Jesus declares the ‘Great Commission’. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 It is likely that you are familiar with this passage. […]

Just Hang On

Trials aren’t fun. What’s a trial you ask? Simply put, a trial is a difficult or troubling time in your life. Do you ever think, “Sign me up! I want to go through some trouble, please!” If so, you’re amazing, because you have evidently figured out the key to maturity. I’ve gone through a lot […]

Loyal Or Devoted?

My brain has been playing it on a loop, like a constant reminder. It’s grabbed hold of me and won’t let me go. One word. Devoted. I’ve been stuck thinking about that one word from a recent book I read, Francis Chan’s ​Letters To The Church​. That isn’t even the central theme of the book, but […]

Beautiful Messes

What would be the first thing you would do if a friend arrived at your door unannounced? Would you willingly invite them in and enjoy the fellowship of a friend, freak out about the house not being picked up, or be secretly annoyed that they interrupted your day? For me it would have been ‘freak […]

Stop and Yield

As long as I have been a Christian, God has been in the business of interrupting my life! Why? Because that’s what I signed up for when I asked him into my life. Late last fall, the Lord showed me a vision. I saw a piece of farm equipment, almost like a plow or tiller. […]