If You Need to Remember the Great I AM

**Friends, please welcome my friend, Michele Cushatt, to the blog. She's just released a new book called I AM: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because Of Who He Is, and I hope for your sake you will go get it. A few things you should know. 1) Michele's my real...

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2 Questions to Ask Before Responding on Social Media

  This world, the recent election, the personal pressure cooker we are all in of fears and family issues and job woes and daily struggle has pushed out some of our ugly, lately. None of us want it. I hear us, we lament it. Where did that come from, we wonder to...

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A New Year, A New Site + Exciting FREE Bible Study!

Come on in, make yourself at home, look around, stay awhile. This is our place…a place for me to share the things on my heart and for you to find community and understanding. We may not always perfectly agree, but our love for Jesus bonds us. If you’re new to my site,...

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A Time to Speak

*As promised, this is the conclusion to the blog post I wrote last week. Fair warning: it’s lengthy. But I hope you’ll read every word. I believe it’s vital to both the struggles we face in the midst of ongoing cultural issues of today, answering some questions you...

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If Jesus Just Has You (An Open Letter to the Remnant)

  It feels to me much like that holy moment when I am walking up to the stage to give a eulogy for a dear friend once, awkward and slightly raw and yet suddenly in front of a microphone and expected to say something that could help some burdened hearts and...

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Here’s What We Tell the Kids

Put Your Warrior Boots On, April 2017, Acknowledgments… G, M, and S: My darlings, Jesus is the only thing in life. That’s all I can tell you. You’ll need these warrior boots, more than you may now know. Never forget to put them on or that your mom loves you, forever....

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Controversy and What The Church Does Next

*Disclaimer: I approach this post with great love, thought, prayer and under the accountability of II Corinthians 5:14: “Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us.” p.s. It’s a longer post than normal. But I ask you to read every word. There’s been a lot...

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When Things Don’t Work Out

Coming up with good words after you’ve given your brain a month off is a little like trying to get the ketchup to come out of the bottle for the first time: it’s all in there, but it takes some maneuvering to set it loose. That’s where I am this morning. I read two...

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When It’s Time for a Social Media Break

I come to you in this post, both sure and unsure. I come to you with a healthy heart and a weary one, at the same time, if that's possible. For weeks, maybe months, I've been saying to myself and everyone else I'm ok I'm ok I'm ok but in the past few days I have come...

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In Case You’re Fresh Out of Amazing

If this title resonates with you, we are kindred. I remember the first time my friend, Stacey Thacker, told me about her new book and what it would be called. Immediately, my load felt lighter. Someone had seen my life and understood. I had the privilege to receive an...

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