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Birthing the Promise

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  This morning, as I sat down with my Bible and my coffee, the Lord began to speak.  And it was one of those moments where I didn't question it, but rather just embraced it.  It was clear and wonderful as usual, yet humbling at the same time.  The year 2018 has quickly become the year of expectancy, as God is stirring the hearts of His people again.  There is such a strong sense of His presence and all that is to come, and with that comes an urgency to prepare our hearts to receive it....

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Secure in Insecurity

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God began dealing with me on insecurity many years ago.  It has certainly been a process, one that I'm sure will be ongoing in my daily walk.  For the longest time, I believed that these feelings were based on statements such as "I'm not" or "I don't".  Little did I know that the root of insecurity had nothing to do with what I possess or how I look.  The heart of the matter stemmed back much further to the ideas and beliefs I had about God.  And when He shined His light on those dark and...

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The Power of Choice

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If you know me at all, you know that I have a love for baking, among many other things.  And for 14 years, I have used the same pot holder that I received as a wedding gift.  This thing is completely worn, has torn edges, and is very outdated in its style.  Several months ago, I purchased a new set of pot holders as I began to be concerned with the safety of the old one.  But still to this day, I find myself reaching for that tattered, red pot holder.  Every time.  It's what...

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Eclipse of the Heart

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As if your news feeds and social media accounts weren't already flooded with articles about todays solar eclipse, I've decided to join the discussion and share my two cents.  Not that my personal opinion is even worth that much, but this important event in our history has my wheels turning.  And while I think that this phenomenon will be visually spectacular, I am more impressed with its spiritual significance and what we can learn from it. This morning I felt compelled to look up the definition of the word eclipse.  I know I do this often,...

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