What Does God Say About You? You Might be Surprised!
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What Does God Say About You? You Might be Surprised!

What does it mean to be “blessed” by God? God giving you stuff? Answering your prayers? Keeping you from getting sick? Those are great things, for sure, but the word “bless” as it’s used many places in the scripture, means “to speak well of.” Blessed means God speaks well of me? Really? What have I…

Can Things Ever Change? How Hope Makes It Happen
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Can Things Ever Change? How Hope Makes It Happen

If there’s anything I’m asking God for in 2020, it’s to hope more. You may be thinking—why hope more? Hope sounds kind of wimpy. Why not ask to love more? That’s really important, isn’t it? But hope? Isn’t hope just wishful thinking? Of course, love is important. It’s the first commandment. Love God. Love your…

3 Things I Wish I’d Done to Prepare for my Older Years
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3 Things I Wish I’d Done to Prepare for my Older Years

Getting older kind of stinks sometimes. Of course, considering the alternative of not getting older, I’d rather stay around a while. Years ago, I saw a really out of shape guy in a convenience store wearing a t-shirt that said, If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care…

Will Jesus Keep Us From Falling or are We On Our Own
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Will Jesus Keep Us From Falling or are We On Our Own

My late husband and I traveled in the ministry for many years. He preached, and I played the piano for our country gospel duo. I played sanctified honky-tonk. My husband said I beat the piano to death.

Once we were ministering in a storefront church that was housed in one of those old rock buildings, typical of downtowns everywhere. We were staying with the pastor, who lived in an apartment above the store.

Do you know how tall those old buildings are? Well, this one seemed taller than most. Maybe I remember it that way because of the terror I still have when I think about what almost happened there.

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