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Secure in Insecurity

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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Eclipse of the Heart

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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Blessed Assurance

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"And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.  So we will not be afraid of the day of judgement, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.  Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love."                             1 John 4:17-18 (NLT) I can vividly remember as a child...

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Listen for the Rattle

This was not on today's list of things to do.  I have about twenty other tasks to accomplish today, but as I was reading this morning, I felt compelled to write it down and share.  This past weekend, we had a wonderful speaker, Diane Mullins, at our church who shared a powerful message on healing and wholeness.  Without rehashing the entire sermon, I'll jump right into the point that has stuck with me for days...

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