Faith. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certian of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1. This is the Biblical definition of faith. Being sure of spiritual truths even when we can't see physical evidence. It's knowing the wind is there even when we don't see the tree branches moving. … Continue reading Faith vs. Fear
There are a couple ideas in the church today that are seated with good intentions, but every time I hear them, I cringe. One is this idea that I'm just a lowly sinner saved by grace destined to sin the rest of my life and the only thing I have to look forward to is … Continue reading A Slave to Sin or a Slave to Christ?
All my life there has been such an emphasis on finding God's plan for my life. Stay on the right path. Make sure you're inside His plan. Pray so you can discern His plan. Don't take one wrong step or it could all get ruined. Graduating high school and entering into college was a stressful … Continue reading Purpose or Plan?
Over the last 2000 years of Christianity we sure have mucked things up. We've taken a gospel message that is so pure, simple and powerful and complicated it beyond reasoning. We've made being a Christian so confusing and befuddling. It's turns people away leaving them scratching their head and not able to understand what in … Continue reading Who Do You Say that I Am?
I'm sitting at my breakfast table reflecting on yesterday's events overwhelmed with gratitude. Have you ever been given a gift so big you felt unworthy to receive it? This was our day yesterday. Let me try to explain. Over a year ago we felt the Lord calling us away from the rural Kentucky community in … Continue reading Lessons from a Red-Breasted Robin
Last weekend the unspeakable happened. One of those things that when the news hits you, you wait to be waken up from a bad dream. You wait for someone to tell you it's not real. A bad sucker punch in the gut. When I got the news about Jonathan Lindeman's motorcycle accident, my heart sank. … Continue reading A Mother’s Heart on the Loss of Her Son
I am an avid reader. I love to digest a great book with a great message. I love hearing the messages the Lord has put on people's hearts. Many times a book and it's message will evoke emotions from me. Tears. Anger. Inspiration. Sadness. It all depends on the message. My most recent read has … Continue reading Powerful & Free
Have you ever lived through a season where you just felt disappointed. You were so sure about something only to have it not turn out the way you imagined? These are hard moments. They are even more difficult when they are moments when you feel God has disappointed you. It's been 8 months since my … Continue reading Disappointed with God
There's a twisted belief system rooted in the popular "prosperity gospel" that says if a Believer has enough faith bad things won't happen to them. I'm not sure where this came from, but part of me used to believe it. A small part of me used to believe that bad things only happened to people … Continue reading You Will Have Troubles
Recently, I met a gentleman who was on the verge of leaving his wife after almost 30 years of marriage. After he admitted why he had a suitcase with him, my heart ached. I immediately started praying in my spirit about the Lord's will for this encounter. I don't believe in coincidences. I believe in … Continue reading Ephesians 5:22-33