“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...
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...
Dang it… this sucks!

Dang it… this sucks!

As I pulled over to the side of the road two years ago, I knew I needed to take the call before I lost cell service on the country roads. It was my doctor calling, which was a bit concerning. I had just had some of the usual cancer screening tests, and typically the...
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...