Happiness — see joy

Recent quotes from a well known speaker have raised red flags on my truthometer — particularly one that read “If you’re not happy, that’s on you.” It was like a carrot baiting readers to start striving for happiness. Truth is, happiness is a cheap, man-made, temporary version of what we really want. I looked upContinue reading “Happiness — see joy”

Fragile yet Unbreakable

Distressed. Confused. Wronged. Beat down. These are the affects we feel from this messed up world. Yet when we are the  most fragile, in the deepest of despair, God’s people are unbreakable. YOU are unbreakable. Read this chunk of truth and let it set in… “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show thatContinue reading “Fragile yet Unbreakable”

Salvation Removes our Shame

Think of your very worst day. The one you hope no one saw. Or your biggest mistake. The one you still haven’t forgiven yourself for. What if I told you that Jesus was there that day. Would that make you squirm? Would you believe me if I told you that is the best news ever?Continue reading “Salvation Removes our Shame”

Public Teachers do God’s work

The leader of the pack was in my public school homeroom. When he wasn’t there he was most likely in in-school suspension. But after weeks and months of standing at my door giving high-fives, smiles, and compliments to students, I had gained his trust. He was in my room asking me to pray. Could aContinue reading “Public Teachers do God’s work”

For You to really live

My belief of the significance of Easter was missing a key element for a long time. I wasn’t hung up on if it all happened. I believed that Jesus died on the cross, conquered death and rose victorious the third day. I believed all the things you are taught in church… I just didn’t believeContinue reading “For You to really live”

Transforming Sunday Religion into Immovable Faith

“When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” That was the haunting question Jesus asked his disciples in Luke 18:8 NIV. It’s a question that makes us squirm a bit. But it shows exactly what Jesus is looking for in us, his people. He will NOT be searching our lives forContinue reading “Transforming Sunday Religion into Immovable Faith”

Radical Love or a Dozen Roses

Let’s play a Valentine’s game. Would you rather have pure radical love or a dozen red roses? A few years back a friend couldn’t believe that my husband didn’t send me roses for Valentine’s Day. She made such a big deal about it that I wondered if I should be upset, too. Then truth floodedContinue reading “Radical Love or a Dozen Roses”