April 14, 2017
Last Sunday, as I sat down in my church, I looked up to see a cross suspended mid-air at the front of the worship center. I watched as people one by one became aware that it was there. I also discovered later that some people went through the entire service without noticing the cross at all.
April 08, 2017
Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. It is a time when we celebrate the Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem leading to his arrest, crucifixion and ultimately his resurrection. It is the beginning of Holy Week we need to take care to not overlook this day on the way to Easter.
March 31, 2017
Have you ever walked into a room and tried to be invisible? Maybe, you have slipped into the back row at a conference or a church hoping no one sees you. Have there been other times when you wonder why no one is noticing you? It seems that no matter what you do you are unfairly overlooked.
March 23, 2017
In many jobs, an assistant trains under the leader. It was no different in Moses’ day. Moses assistant was Joshua, and when Moses died, God commanded him to take Moses’ place and lead the Israelite people to take possession of the promise land. So they began dividing up the land. By the time, we get to Joshua 18 seven tribes still had not taken possession of their land.
March 17, 2017
Even though it doesn’t feel like it yet, next week is spring. This season conjures up hope like no other. We watch and wait for the promise that each new bud and warmer day brings. Even in the years that we thought it would never come, the Bible promises, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22) (NIV)
March 10, 2017
I recently saw a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at my local arts and enrichment center. Although many creative liberties were taken with this production, the basic story from the Bible was still present. Do you remember the story? It is in Genesis, chapters 37-50. Let’s see if we can find an easy way to remember part of this captivating story.
March 03, 2017
One of the things that we pride ourselves on is that we can multitask. We like to think that we can do several things at once and do them all well but we are easily distracted. Have you noticed the distractions swirling around you lately trying to pull you away from the work that God has for you to do? If so, you are not alone. Nehemiah knew the same feeling.
February 23, 2017
We have all at one point, or another uttered the statement, “I have nothing to wear.” We open the closet door and stand there trying to decide what put on and nothing we have appealed to us. On special occasions, we may get a little stressed out if we think that we don’t have anything appropriate for the event. Isn’t it great to know that we don’t have to worry about our spiritual wardrobe?
February 17, 2017
This week I want you to meet Shirley Crowder. Shirley is a fairly new friend that I met through our mutual friend Harriet Michael. I love the story of their friendship and how that it led to them being co-authors. God know how to connect us to just the right people for his purpose. So, please read about Shirley and her writing collaborations with Harriet and the other projects that she has in the works.
February 09, 2017
When God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, no one was more surprised than Moses. He thought the Lord must surely have the wrong man. He tried to convince God that he was not qualified and that he needed to pick someone else for the job. You can read Moses story in Exodus 3 and 4.
February 03, 2017
Have you ever felt stuck? It’s not a good feeling. You feel like you can’t move on from where you are right now. Writers get that feeling often staring at the blank page. I think we all feel that from time to time we would like to just get out of our present circumstances and do something new and different.
January 27, 2017
Do you talk a lot? People usual say that I’m quiet. One particular lady in my church loves to tell a story about when I was a little girl, and she couldn’t get me to talk to her. I was very shy when I was little. I laughingly tell people that once I started talking, I didn’t stop.
January 19, 2017
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When I was thinking about what to blog about this week, I looked up and saw a sign on my desk that my daughter made for me several years ago. It has three simple but powerful words on it. Those words are hope, pray, love.