Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

The last few days, feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness, and anger have been ruminating in my soul. I have not found the right words to describe my feelings. But, I cannot wait for the right or politically correct words anymore. Racism needs to end now. Police brutality needs to end now. The violence needs to … Continue reading Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change

How to Manage Anxious Thoughts

“We destroy thoughts and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 What do you do with your thoughts in times of uncertainty? Are they helpful or harmful? Unfortunately, my thoughts have been unhealthy. Those anxious thoughts affect me mentally and physically. I … Continue reading How to Manage Anxious Thoughts

No Record of Wrongs

“It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.”  1 Corinthians 13:5   Jesus came to the Earth to die for our sins.  His ministry was of reconciliation. Once the sin was confessed, it was forgiven, and … Continue reading No Record of Wrongs

Don’t Let Sin Destroy Your Life

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Sin comes in a variety of ways. It can be outright evil, or it can be sneaky. Sneaky sin is scary. If you don’t ask for forgiveness and help from … Continue reading Don’t Let Sin Destroy Your Life

Spike-What My Dog Taught Me About Regret

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24   Spike was the name of our dog.  We were blessed to have Spike for 15 … Continue reading Spike-What My Dog Taught Me About Regret

Consider the Source

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2   My father gave me a piece of advice that helps me every day.  He advised, “whenever you hear information, consider the source.”  We receive tons of information day in and day out. Filtering out what is correct or wrong, … Continue reading Consider the Source

Redemption in a Starbucks Drive-Thru

“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it; it is sin for them.” James 4:17 Sin comes in many forms.  We sin against others, ourselves, and God.  Jesus came to die on the cross for the reconciliation of our sins.  Making our wrongs right, is necessary, but pride and … Continue reading Redemption in a Starbucks Drive-Thru

Never be in a Relationship that You Cannot Talk About

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 When I was in my early 20's, I entered into a relationship that was toxic and unrighteous. He paid attention to me in a way no one had. I … Continue reading Never be in a Relationship that You Cannot Talk About

Scenery Change

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.  I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26   This world is full of people who need a change of heart, especially those in a culture of racism.  It seems impossible … Continue reading Scenery Change

I’m not the Only One

I’m not the Only One “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified by His grace as a gift through the redemption that is Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24 In  September of 2002, my husband and I had been married about 6 weeks. We went to the Grand Canyon … Continue reading I’m not the Only One