Twenty for Twenty – Enough

All of us have struggled with our “enough” being threatened in the last couple of months. In fact, “enough” has taken on a whole new meaning as we watched the grocery store shelves empty right before our eyes in a matter of hours when this pandemic started. How much is enough for you? How much …

Attributes of MOM

      The last few months have been challenging for all parents, but especially for women and mothers.   God instilled in women the nurturing, social characteristic that requires more interaction, affection and more visual connection.  So, this time of isolation can be challenging, but God can use it to create a new oneness with him.       As I recall some …

Twenty for Twenty – Influence

Influence is such an important privilege. Today anyone who is on social media is an influencer and the world is their platform. In some cases that has proven to be a dangerous thing. Especially over the last two years, some of these platforms have been sending fear into our hearts. For Christians, it is so …

Jesus, The True Vine

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, …

“Re-Opening” Our Lives

As we have been through these past weeks of quarantine, many of us have realized that there are a lot of things in our lives that we can and want to live without.  It seems like we may be on the decline of the virus and we can see the light at the end of …

Turning Doubt Back Into Faith

I am just going to be really honest here.  I have held my fear and anxiety at bay pretty well so far in this crisis, but yesterday when Dallas ordered a shelter in place, I pretty much lost it.  Like I full out panicked and cried like a baby.  I do not know why I …

Your Faith-life is Showing

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient …