When Turning the Other Cheek Is Hard

I'm guessing everyone knows that person; the person who, sadly, exudes an 'I'm miserable' attitude and doesn't care if the world knows. It's the person who insults you, criticizes your faith and says whatever they feel, when they feel like it, no matter the company. Honestly, it's the person who tries your very patience and who … Continue reading When Turning the Other Cheek Is Hard

Even the Vilest Sinner

Let me preface this by saying that God is there, even in the mundane tasks, and if we're listening He might just speak to our hearts. This morning, my husband and I pressure washed the exterior of our home. As I worked on the garage door which was covered with a layer of gunk from … Continue reading Even the Vilest Sinner

On a Hill Far Away

If you've ever sang hymns in church, especially here in the south, you've probably sang "The Old Rugged Cross." The words are beautiful and tell the story of what the cross represents. As I think on the day of Jesus' crucifixion and that cross, the images from the movie "The Passion of the Christ" fill my mind. … Continue reading On a Hill Far Away

Being Beautiful

Yesterday I was speaking with a friend who was preparing for an important meeting. She was commenting on how this wasn't done, how that wasn't fixed and she was tough on herself about her appearance. I reminded her that she is "fearfully and wonderfully" made. What happened yesterday reminded me of this, that I actually … Continue reading Being Beautiful

An Overwhelming Love

Imagine yourself living when Jesus walked on Earth. Imagine being mere steps away from Him and your eyes locking with His as He addresses the crowd. Imagine Him at that moment being able to see all that troubled you, stop what He was doing and address you, specifically. As I prayed yesterday morning, my mind was flooded … Continue reading An Overwhelming Love

My God Through All of It

This month marks the sixth anniversary of my husband's diagnosis of cancer. I remember where I was when he called and told me the words I never wanted to hear. Fear swept through me and I began pleading with the Lord for his healing. Family and friends prayed over him and for him. Surgery was … Continue reading My God Through All of It

Stepping Out on the Water

In the song "Oceans" by Hillsong it talks about being called out on the water, where feet may fail, but having faith that God will uphold you. In Matthew 14 it tells of when Peter saw Jesus walking on water. Peter called out to Jesus that if it was really him to call Peter out … Continue reading Stepping Out on the Water