"Elvis has left the building." This is a phrase that announcers often used after concerts to disperse audiences who lingered in hopes of an encore. It has since become a catchphrase and a punchline in American pop culture. In 2020 many have wondered – "has the church has left the building?" During the absence of… Continue reading Has the church left the building?
The bucket list has become a popular conversation for discussing things people want to do. That is before they leave this earth to meet Jesus, essentially kick-the-bucket! Have you ever made a bucket list? Let's try to do the right thing here and come up with a list that should be on everyone's "bucket list."… Continue reading My Faith-Based Bucket List
Who me? I don't have the time or the experience? I'm too old or too young. What would others think? These are the questions of a woman on the brink of something great but is stalled out by Fear. Fear is a terrible thing, the opposite of faith, and a tactic of the devil himself.… Continue reading Is Fear Holding You Back?
As Americans, we celebrate the 4th of July as the day we won our independence from Great Britain. We became a free nation under God. Every year we enjoy the BBQ, parades, festivals, and fireworks; it is a great day to be an American! However, as Christians, we have better freedom to celebrate – freedom in… Continue reading Let Freedom Ring
An old African expression says it takes a village to raise a child, and when I think about who has had the most influence in my life, I realize it took a village. I had a wonderful mother that laid a great foundation. She taught me so many basics of life: how to be a… Continue reading It Takes a Village, or the Church!
One of the first lessons that God taught me involved King David's parenting skills. David wanted to build a house for God; he felt it was crazy that he lived in a castle while God dwelt in a tent. However, building a tabernacle was not what God had planned for David. God saw him as… Continue reading Man’s Finest Hour!
I don't consider myself a mean girl, but at times lying in wait, just below the surface of my church lady appearance, is my sinful nature. The mean girl inside makes me feel like a Pharisee – critical and judg·y. I feel like Paul expressed in Romans 7:15, "For I do not do what I… Continue reading Avoiding Mean Girl Syndrome
Recently, my daughter-in-law called me a peacemaker, commenting that I was happy as long as everyone else was happy. Guilty as charged! I am a peacemaker. Not only do I like everyone to be content, I want my loved ones to be at peace with one another. During the last year, with every topic… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers
Everyone looks for a place to belong, a group of people caring and receiving care and acceptance. Some find it in a club that shares the same hobbies or goals. Some find it in a sports team, and yet others in work. The best community for believers is the church of Jesus Christ. It is… Continue reading Join in the Fellowship of Christ Suffering
If when E. F. Hutton talks, people listen. When God speaks, the world responds. THE WORD OF GOD IS DIFFERENT from any other spoken or written word. God promises us that His Word is different, and we must see it differently as well! When God speaks, things happen. Atoms and molecules snap into place, and… Continue reading When the Word of God Speaks