leaders in transition

Leaders in Transition: Three Steps Closer to Transformation

This week, I’m thrilled to be a guest blogger on Voice of Courage as I share my story around a recent leadership transition and the heart lessons I discovered in making a new start.  What happens when we allow time to pace and see God’s transformation in the season?   Leadership transitions can be drawn out and difficult, at least in my experience. So …

trusting god in painful places

Trusting God in Painful Places

(First published in 2016.)   Are you trusting God? If you had asked me last week if I was trusting God in painful places, I probably would have said, “Yes” without much hesitation. I mean God has taken me through some lengthy trust-testing trials that have demanded a lot of me and my family. No doubt about it. But recently, God challenged that …

where's the hope

Where’s the Hope?

  Today we get to hear from author and speaker, Karen Foster, as she shares some timely perspective on what living hope looks like amidst the pain with which our world is dealing this week.   “I’m not a very religious person,” said a young man who was interviewed on the street after the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. “But whatever religion you are, …

God knows me

The God Who Knows Me

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” Psalm 139:1-3 God knows everything about me, and still He loves me. He sees the darkest thought of your heart, and still …

be strong

Be Strong and Courageous

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy. 31:6   Deism presents a cold, distant God who created the world, set it in motion, then turned away from it. But God’s own Word and the long history of Christian …