What Did Being Blessed Look Like On Mary?
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What Did Being Blessed Look Like On Mary?

What does being blessed look like? Let’s see what it might have looked like in Mary’s life. In Luke 1:29-35 a young Jewish virgin is told by an angel that she has been chosen for something really important. Gabriel greets Mary with some powerful words of affirmation: “Hail, you who are highly favored. The Lord…

Vision Is All About How We See Things. What Do You See For 2022?
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Vision Is All About How We See Things. What Do You See For 2022?

There’s something about a new year that gives me new vision. It just makes me want to get busy. Right now! Today! It spurs expediency to finish that new book! Lose that extra weight! Start a little business! Work on some drawings! I wonder if that isn’t why God made the earth to revolve around…

What Kind of Normal Should Christians Pray For?
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What Kind of Normal Should Christians Pray For?

The question that stalks most of our thoughts in these troubled times is, Will our lives ever get back to normal? I have to admit that I’m one of the many who has pined for the old normal to return. I want to go to a movie with my husband. I want to go shopping…

When We Judge God: The Importance of Believing the Bible
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When We Judge God: The Importance of Believing the Bible

All of us have struggled with things we read in the Bible. Sometimes the things we read just don’t feel fair or right. Sometimes they go against what we hear and see in our everyday lives. Things we think are acceptable, good. Beautiful even. So we hold up the Bible on one hand and what…

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…

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