The Futility of Outgiving

My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) My daughter’s boyfriend’s mom and step-dad (I’ll reference them as “D” and “J”) are among the most hospitable people I’ve ever known. The first time we met, the door to their house and heart swung wide open.  […]

Stuck in the First Chapter.

Do everything without complaining or arguing. Philippians 2:14 (NIV) If I pitched a story to an agent or editor that promised an engaging and entertaining plot featuring sympathetic, relatable characters, riveting tension, twists and turns, the assurance of justice, mercy, character transformation, and a happily ever after, the chance of garnering interest are solid. It might land […]

When You Eat and Are Satisfied …

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land … When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 8:7, 10-11 (NIV) Shortly before my husband and I and […]

Who Told You That?

And God said, “Who told you that you were naked?” Genesis 3:11 (NIV) Make no mistake. Each pithy question God asks throughout scripture aren’t an indication he lacks wisdom and is in need of clarity. They are always intended to sift through the lies we believe in order that the seed of truth will settle […]

Are You The Watchman or Hired Help?

The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. John 10:2-3, 12 […]