The Difference – Day 2 of 2

Welcome back, friends. When we last spoke, I mentioned an antidote, a recipe, or a solution to the dilemma we sometimes face when others seek to demean, diminish, or destroy us with their words and actions. We’ll get to that in a minute, but first I’d like to share some exciting news. You may have…

Choose Me

Today is the first time in a while that I’ve written a Music Monday post, and I’m happy to be back. I’ve missed ministering in this way. While on break, I spent some time following God’s lead and truly listening to his directives about where to go and what to do. When I listen to…

Day 26 – Room for Two

I woke up this morning, and I’m grateful for that. I’m even more grateful that there’s a song in my heart. That’s how I start each day — with music. Whether it’s in my head, my heart, or my playlist, God always plays whatever I need to hear. Do you set the table for your…

Day 24 – I See the Light

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Aren’t you glad to be alive? Everything in creation will turn toward you today as a cynosure — a beacon that beckons them closer. Take note as you continue to practice surrender in your life that your power to connect…

Not On the Agenda – Part 1

God is amazing! I must’ve said that 20 times yesterday as I started my day with about 40 women in leadership. We meet once a month to learn bible-based ways to become better leaders. I always leave encouraged and strengthened to fight the battles that eventually come. There’s a beautiful structure to these three-hour sessions,…

Be Still

Good Monday morning, friends! Take a few seconds to look at this short clip. Did it make you smile a little? Which one are you — the alert pup or the sleepy one? I bet you already know which one I am. In our house, I’m the first one up every day. By the time…

Sunrise Sermon: No Words Necessary

God speaks in the stillness. Are you listening? Do you know his voice? As his sheep, we know the voice of the Good Shepherd. All we need to do to hear him is be still. Now therefore stand still that I may plead with you before the Lord concerning all the righteous deeds of the Lord that he performed…

Hearing God’s Voice – Part I

The Evolution of Communication Most of us aren’t able to remember our first words. Our parents, however, can regale us with stories of how beautifully we spoke at the age of two – communicating in complete sentences – enunciating at a level far more advanced than our peers. Truth be told, we learn everything from…

Sunrise Sermon: Be Extraordinary

One of my favorite sayings is The struggle is real. I sorta smirk every time I hear it or see it as a hashtag. I just want to say, Duh, did you think it was fake, phony, or fictional? Of course it’s real. Everyone struggles from time to time, and that’s to be expected. Take…