God is Worthy of More Than “Two Minutes Without Interruption”

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 (NIV) Among other aspects to last Tuesday’s televised presidential debate, the repetitive plea by Chris Wallace—the pummeled moderator—stood out to me. The dear man bordered on begging, hands waving in frustrated gesture. […]

Getting Everyone Involved…

“Making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:11 (The MSG) Whether or not I’d be considered an influential leader or a powerful change agent, I am leading others. While my resume may not provide evidence of being a leader, my actions and attitude and words […]

Thankful for Incessant Knocking.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person and they with me. Revelation 3:20 (NIV) Have you ever had someone at your door who knocked incessantly? Add to that, someone who was shouting, “Here I […]

Stay Connected to the Vine.

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.” John 15:4 (NIV) The morning after my husband drove my youngest daughter back to college, I used the time alone to do some deep cleaning in the bedroom she’d occupied since March, no […]

Squeezing Water From Rocks.

He opened the rock and water gushed out; like a river, it flowed in the desert. Psalm 105:41 (NIV) Recently I’ve struggled with particular aspects of my current manuscript. What I originally believed was a solid beginning started to feel “off” somehow, the vision for going from beginning to end suddenly unclear. Doubt nagged like […]