Scripture uses “courage” and “boldness” (including derivatives) over 110 times. To live boldly, we must believe boldly. How can we live and believe boldly? Continue reading
Set Aside Your Mourning Clothes
The last two years have been a time of prolonged loss, anxiety, and uncertainty for many of us. And whether or not we remember when we put on our mourning clothes, many of us struggle with when we should take them off. How do we know? Continue reading
Welcome to My Messy
My life is messy. Of course, you wouldn’t know my life is messy just by looking at me. Most of us don’t want others to see our behind-the-scenes messy truth. And whether we recognize it or not, we live in a constant battle for self-worth, fighting against isolation. Continue reading
What's Your Superpower?
If you were approached by a genie wanting to grant you one wish for any superhero power, what would you ask for? My first thought: ask for something I could use in the battle between good and evil… Continue reading
A Promise from God
Whether our requests are big or small, at some point we all wonder if God hears us. Does the Creator of the universe care about our prayers for a new job, loneliness, a persistent cough, or help paying bills? In a word: Yes! Not only does He care, He promises so much more. Continue reading
Which Way Did He Go?
We can’t focus on both Jesus AND circumstances. It’s impossible! If we choose to focus on circumstances, suddenly it’s as if Jesus is gone. Continue reading
Why “Do Good” For No Reason?
We genuinely want to help others. But it hurts when there’s no response or, worse, a bad response to our good efforts. So why keep trying? Continue reading
When Enough is Never Enough
When was the last time you had everything you wanted? Splurge to lift your spirits. Save for something big. What is enough, really? Continue reading
Cross the Starting Line - Just Start!
Is it harder to cross the starting line or the finish line? We often don’t move forward because we’re too afraid of the unknown. Just start! Continue reading
Getting What You Ask For and More
If a fairy godmother was standing in front of you right now tapping her glittery wand, what would you ask for? What’s your #1 wish? Continue reading
I Am Second
We push hard to be first but we’re broadsided by reality. Life can stink! New life is possible once we stop trying to control our destiny. Continue reading
Treasures in the Lost and Found
Have you lost something you loved and couldn’t replace? Favorite things are too precious to easily let go. That’s how God feels about you. Continue reading
Who is Jesus?
Around the world, people today are laying down their lives to talk about Jesus. Who is He? Continue reading
Love Notes from God
Until recently, I never realized how many love notes God sends us every day. He speaks. We have to be ready to look and listen. Continue reading
Wallenda’s Praise & Prayer at 1500'
Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. No net, no harness. Wallenda’s peace and courage came from Jesus. Ours does too. Continue reading
Not Everything Happens for a Reason
“Everything happens for a reason” suggests there can be a good twist. Even terror, murder & abuse? No! Not everything is good or from God. Continue reading
When Plans and Dreams are Shattered
When our lives come to a screeching halt because of bad surprises, how can we hold onto faith? We can’t just pretend everything is fine. Continue reading
Want to be Happy? Practice “Happy”!
Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” So do this: Practice being happy this holiday season – and it will carry on to next year! Continue reading
Past Scars: Stepping Stones to Purpose
We can find purpose if we realize our past struggles allow us to help others who are struggling. No shame and no fear of our past in Christ! Continue reading
What Happens To Us When We Die?
Many of us aren’t sure what’s next when we die, so we don’t think about it. But in a crazy world like ours, people are starting to wonder. Continue reading
What Are You Doing With Your Dash?
When we die there will be 2 numbers: the date we were born & the date we died. Neither matters as much as the dash––our life––in between. Continue reading
Your Life Story in 6 Words
Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story- “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Wow! In 6 words can you spark hope? Yes! Tell us your 6 word story! Continue reading
Sweet Friendship Refreshes the Soul
Sweet friendship refreshes our soul, like beautiful aromas that engage our emotions and warm our heart with good memories. Continue reading
On the Road to New Beginnings
No matter where we’ve been, no matter where we are, we all can experience the joy and richness of new life! I’m living proof. Continue reading
Eye of the Storm
Eye of the storm: Place of peace where truth & courage meet. No matter what storm we’re in, we can survive & be stronger on the other side. Continue reading
Church: Hospital or Country Club?
A healthy church community is for people like you and me – who want to turn from the brokenness of our past as we walk forward to new life. Continue reading
Mud Puddles of Life
Where are you stuck? Fear? Isolation? Shame? Depression? Worry? Mud puddles of life bring hopelessness. But one new step leads to new life! Continue reading
This Changes Everything!
We’re stuck. In past hurts, loneliness, dead relationships, debt, no hope… But don’t despair, there’s something that changes everything! Continue reading
Who is God?
We have our own thoughts about God. But it’s hard to think about having a daily relationship with the Almighty God. He wants that to change. Continue reading
Feeling Fruity: It's a Good Thing!
Everyone’s life produces something. How do we get out of the weeds and live a joyful life even in the midst of trials? We grow good fruit. Continue reading
Take Your Stand
No one wants to be attacked, but we are. Self-worth cracks. Shame and regret haunt us. But God gives us armor and weapons to take our stand! Continue reading
Breaking Free and Staying Free
We’re stuck in circumstances or bound by guilt, regrets and wounds of the past. We don’t believe we can break free. But we can! Here’s how. Continue reading
5 Steps On the Right Path Forward
When it comes to life, most of us aren’t where we think we should be. But there’s a path of life marked out for you – and you can find it. Continue reading