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Dare to Be God’s Beloved Today Instead of Tomorrow

By On January 27, 2016

It’s hard to be God’s beloved today.  Isn’t it easier to plan to more beloved, to be better in some way — tomorrow?  Tomorrow, we are always more confident, more healed or less anxious… Read More


Dare To Choose God’s Quiet Love

By On January 20, 2016

“The Lord your God is in your midst. He will take great delight in you; he will quiet you by his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17  Something big is changing… Read More

Our something better isn't a plan. Our something better is a Person.

Face What You Fear To Live A Significant Life

By On July 9, 2015

What does it mean to have faith?  God values faith in ways we least expect. I never used to be afraid. I was all faith. Or so I thought. I had enough… Read More


A Tribute: Sara’s Song & Why It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

By On September 18, 2011

I got the news like a thud in the night. Except this wasn’t my disorganized closet imploding on itself. It’s my Jesus-fragranced friend. It’s Sara. Earlier this week, I opened up Jessica’s… Read More


Letting The Plates Fall — When Worry Spins Out Of Control

By On October 13, 2010

Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to live fruitful lives, we lose faith and end up collapsing under our own weight. I love autumn. Summer is so bright and intense,… Read More


Can Your Faith Change Your Personality?

By On October 7, 2010

For those joining in the Faith Barista Jam today: At the end of the post, click the blue button to submit the url of your post on "Faith & Personality". If you… Read More


What To Do When Your God-Sized Dream Stalls (Faith Barista Jam)

By On September 16, 2010

If you’ve ever pursued a God-sized dream, you will be challenged to do what doesn’t come naturally. I was driving late to an appointment and getting antsy at each stoplight.  There had… Read More


Overcoming Dead Ends and Discouragement — A Blog Anniversary Reflection

By On July 26, 2010

“If God brought you to it, God will get you through it.”  ~ Pastor Paul Sheppard How do you overcome discouragement when you run into one dead end after another? If you’ve… Read More


Never Been Kissed

By On June 21, 2010

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” ~ G.K. Chesterton I don’t know if dogs and cats dream of getting their first kisses. One thing’s… Read More


Getting Unstuck In a Rut — A Place of Honesty

By On June 2, 2010

I was recently talking to a friend who was a bit down. He felt stuck in a rut, too tired to think about changing anything and yet, wishing things were different. “Have… Read More


Laughter Can Be The Best Faith Medicine

By On May 21, 2010

Some might say that spirituality is measured by hours spent in prayer or in the Bible. But, the ability to have fun can be a telltale indicator of good faith health. When… Read More


How We Make Choices: What Super Bowl Quarterback Drew Brees Believes About God

By On February 26, 2010

A few weeks have passed since the New Orlean Saints won the 2010 Super Bowl championship title, but I’m still thinking about Drew Brees. No, I’m not daydreaming about a married man. … Read More