In an unexpected moment life can change. A sudden injury, the death of someone close, role or job changes, a life-altering medical diagnosis – all are suddenly moments. Jesus had a lot of suddenly moments. Suddenly they were at the other side of a lake. Suddenly the woman bleeding for 12 years was healed. Suddenly […]


When a change comes into my life, by choice or by surprise, I’m learning to grieve first before moving into the next phase. Of course, sometimes grief is put off until we get our feet under us again, but grief requires our attention. I’m afloat after an intentional change. The process of grief doesn’t keep […]


This word can be used in several ways, like live bait for fishing and to live life. I’m going to talk about the latter. I was out for a walk a couple days ago and thought about the “highlight reel” of lives in the Bible. We read them quickly and jump from highlight to highlight […]

Words Matter

A friend of mine posted these questions on Instagram. How do you talk to yourself? Would you talk to anyone else like that? Think about it.

Rest is your friend

The Huffington Post published an article on Type A individuals. Most leaders fall into the traps mentioned: driven to accomplish, competitive, uncomfortable when trying to rest, turning to fill every moment lest one be wasted. Although many of these have been true of me in the past, I’m growing up and I  encourage you to […]

If you love me…

““If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (Jesus in John 14:15) I read this when I was in college and believed with all my heart that to demonstrate love to God I had to do everything He told me to do in the Bible. Well, that was quite a long list of to […]

Freedom – Every Day

Our church is providing a course and conference combo that leads people to be free of their past in a healthy way. The course provides a foundation to live on day by day and the conference offers an environment for being set free in areas we all tend to have difficulty in. [Church of the […]