Don't Ditch Your Dream

What is crazier than trying to achieve a dream in 30 days? Fasting while you do. Since issuing my 30 day “Dare to Dream” challenge, a lot has happened. I wonder if it has for you, too. Seeing how my dream (a devotional on God’s heart) is holy ground, I decided to approach it with an extra measure of consecration.  And …

Avoiding the Panic Path

“You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:36   I sprained my ankle rushing to check on my pug, Luci, who’d had a major seizure recently from eating something poisonous. She does that, being one to eat everything that doesn’t eat her first, and several weeks ago she’d gotten into something–again–and flirted with …

I'm Taking the Plunge

Remember last week’s post, Risky Faith? Well, today I’m standing on the edge of a cliff of sorts, and I’m taking the plunge.   And I need to tell you about it because it affects you. Here goes: God is leading me to approach my writing very differently than I have so far. He’s calling me to abandon any idea …

Risky Faith

  Has God called you to do something risky? Something you don’t think you can do? Something you’re afraid to do?   God calls us to take risks. All the time. There’s no escaping it. I’m talking about risks like: The risk of faith; to tackle things beyond our abilities. Always scary. The risk of being judged; to share things about ourselves that are …

How Much Hope Does Your Jesus Offer?

Doesn’t it seem that every time you turn on the TV some catastrophe or another writhes across the screen? “Bangladesh: Cheap clothes lead to danger and tragedy”¹ “Southwest Florida children sold as sex slaves”² “Loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona blaze ‘unbearable,’ governor says”³ Tragedy gives way to heartbreak. Pain washes across the TV screen and spills into our hearts, …