“Are you really with me, God?”

“Are you really with me, God?”

Have you had challenging times in your life where you just needed the assurance that God was with you?    I went through something where I wanted to confidently know that God saw me and cared about me.  And you know what, He met me in a very personal way that led...
Do you ever feel this way?

Do you ever feel this way?

Have you ever felt like you were simply In Over Your Head?     On one particular summer day last year, my morning prayer went like this: Lord, this is a big week for me emotionally, physically, and mentally, and the one thing I CAN do is prepare for it...
Deep Gifts in Hard Places

Deep Gifts in Hard Places

Here’s a not-so-popular phrase we sometimes hear: “the gift of suffering”. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of seeing “suffering” and “gift” in the same sentence. That’s as outlandish as “count it all joy when you face trials.” Today I want to share with you...
“Come on, God. Give me a clue!”

“Come on, God. Give me a clue!”

What’s your gut reaction to this quote:  Faith is knowing God has a plan even if you don’t know the plan.   Personally, I really, really love it NOW, but in all honesty, it made me a bit angry at first.Like I wanted to scream, “Come on, God. Give me a clue—anything to...
I Did NOT See It Coming

I Did NOT See It Coming

I really, really wasn’t worried about this doctor’s appointment. It was simply a “let’s check in and just make sure we’re still on track” type of meeting. After all the pleasantries and quick questions, I was almost out the door when my doctor wanted to confirm just...
What I Do To Encourage My Faith

What I Do To Encourage My Faith

Years ago, I worked at a Christian school with a principal who would sometimes end her prayer with this beautiful sentence:  “May you be surprised by splashes of God’s presence this week.”  I love, love, LOVE that! Recently I had an amazing conversation with a friend...