Platforms of Praise

An estimated 2.77 billion people will use social media in 2019.  Everyone who posts on social media is given a platform, a place in which to begin to influence others.  So the real question we have to answer is, what do we want our influence to do?  As Christians, God has already given us the […]

Sacrifice of Self

The outer covering, the skin, is created as a barrier to protect the inside of an organism.  For example, the skin of a grape, protects the valuable juice that is contained within it.  However, in order to retrieve the best part of the grape, the skin must be broken. Afterwords, it is discarded, because although […]


Monday. As I greet the day, already the weight of everyone’s world seems to be upon my shoulders.  The To Do list, the uncertainties, the fears, and my list could go on….  Then. God, I open your word and this is what you say,“My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can […]

Letting Go

Growing up before the age of cell phones or even cable T.V, as a child I used to spend a lot of time playing outside, especially when I visited my grandparents’ house. They lived in rural Mississippi and a creek ran just behind their house. After a rainstorm, the creek would rise, and I would […]

Feast or Famine?

Did you wake up hungry today?  I did!  This is supposed to be a good sign that our metabolisms are working. Fasting is good for our physical bodies, in fact, a current fitness trend promotes regular periods of not eating. But when God speaks of hunger, He’s not always talking about real food. Throughout the […]

Dry Cisterns

Another rainy day in the forecast, and my first reaction is frustration.  Why so much rain? It gets in the way of what I want to do. Now, I have to rearrange my plans to accomplish my list for today! Notice the pronouns: I and my. Self is the complete focus of my feelings and […]

Faith over Fear

        My prayer journal this morning is full of intercessions for the fearful and broken-hearted.  A friend, who is mourning the recent passing of her mother, a young family faced with the frightening reality of a heart transplant for their two-year-old child, and the nations of Venezuela and Cuba, gripped in conflict, […]

The Fruit of our Lips

I love the way that the Lord gives me what I need to hear, even though it is not always what I want to hear! After complaining and accusing last night, the Lord took me to multiple passages this morning, helping me to see that my circumstances are not my problem.  Instead, the problem is […]

An Amphibious Life

2 Corinthians 1:12 “For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.” To be in this world, yet not of this world- as Christians, we hear this […]

Truth’s Freedom

  John 8:32 “…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Most people think of truth, especially God’s truth, as being restrictive. After all, the Bible tells us that living a life based on God’s truth means following a narrow path. However, I have found just the opposite to be […]