Everything New

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“See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin”. – Matthew 6:28 One of the most awesome things about being around children is seeing the world through their eyes.  So many times I just hurry through the routine of life and miss out on God’s awesome little things. When I do

Finding My Bearings

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The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit . . . Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. —Romans 14:17, 19  One day I could hear that inner voice shouting orders at me:

Just for Today

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Each day, a seed embraces the task placed before it. Today it might have to embrace the dark soil it has been pushed into. Tomorrow, it might be not resisting the water that makes it literally disintegrate and fall apart. And then in a week or two, a green shoot pushes up and out of

Trusting God with the What Ifs

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“God is supernaturally tuned in to our frequency. His blazing eyes take in our slightest stir. His holy ears prick at our softest whisper. Better still, He’s in close proximity when we cry.” –Lisa Harper Life is littered with what ifs. What if there’s not enough money? Or resources to go around? Or the economy

You Know You Need Revival When . . .

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Can you relate? Fortunately, help is on the way! Bringing together the “East” and “West” events from previous years into one nationwide tour…

A Good Weird

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Imagine it’s your birthday. You’re all dressed up, enjoying lunch with a friend. After the plates are cleared, she passes you the shiny wrapped box. She grins and says, “Open it! I saw this, and it was so perfect I couldn’t resist.” You yank off the bow, tear away the paper, open the box .

Pouring God’s Grace on Others

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We human beings have an overwhelming tendency to jump to conclusions, to expect the worst in order to avoid disappointment, and to turn our backs on people who hurt us. Yet the Bible says, “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT). The extent

Simple Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. —1 John 4 :7 niv With all the talk about leadership and success and careers, we can forget the basics of life. It’s not climbing the corporate ladder. It’s not finagling a

Knowing the Love of God

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I am 39 years old and I have been in church since I was a baby. (In fact, the first few years of my life were spent living in family housing at Southeastern Seminary where my dad was getting his Masters in Divinity to become a pastor.)  I never really went “wild” but always felt

Adding God to Your Everyday Routine

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I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with His praise.  —Psalm 34:1 MSG We know all about everyday things.  We have everyday clothes – our “grungies” we wear when we clean house, join the kids in the sandbox, and mow the lawn.  We have everyday shoes – well worn, and comfy.  We