Delight in Freedom

They practice deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets; but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me. “They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies.  They are all adulterers, burning like an oven whose fire the baker … Read more

The Comparison Battle

I’m over at The Glorious Table today with an excerpt from Lessons from the Sidelines. Here’s a preview: Even as an adult, I’ve comfortably maintained a deep respect for authority. While others may break the rules and ask for forgiveness later, I generally prefer to review the rulebook and stay within the boundaries. However, this … Read more

On Opportunities

If you lack wisdom you should ASK God (action on your part) who GIVES generously (action on God’s part) But WHEN you ASK (action on your part) you must believe (choice on your part) So here’s my encouragement to you. Take the courageous next step. It’s worth it when you partner with God. When it … Read more

Samson and the Fruit of the Spirit

I came across a Twitter thread recently that made me chuckle. It was one of those times I was reminded that we may hear information many times, but until we experience it we won’t comprehend what we’ve heard. Raymond Chang asked, “What if young people are leaving so called gospel-centered churches, NOT because they are … Read more

A Purposeful Life

A purposeful life

Studying Beth Moore’s Bible Study on Esther I found myself wrestling with a challenging question. In Esther Chapter 4 Mordecai calls Esther to do more than sitting silently. Faced with the king’s edict drawing nearer Mordecai realizes that his niece is sitting in a position of influence. He sees the bigger picture and asks her … Read more