SHAKE, Shake, shake — Part 3

Now that the SHAKE-ing has stopped, you can breathe. As you endured the sinking sand, the muck and the mire, and the trials of many kinds, you felt helpless. You held your breath and prayed to God in desperation, begging him to stop the SHAKE-ing. Because he loves you, the SHAKE-ing continued — pummeling you,…

Perfect Vision

Happy Monday, friends! Join me in praying for all who suffer. Let our love for humanity spread throughout this land that we love. There is an urgency of NOW in the petitions of all who are suffering. Their words aren’t poignant and lengthy; they’re inaudible and succinct. Let the word of truth serve as your…

No Chains

There’s nothing more liberating than being released from prison. The air is sweeter. The sun is warmer. The path is clearer. I can only assume that being convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit is heartbreaking. That explains, in part, why so many prisoners “find” God while incarcerated. He is close to the brokenhearted….

My Everything

Good Monday morning, friends! How was your weekend? Mine was restful. I needed it after spending my vacation time rehearsing my¬†future. It was an insightful experience, and now I’m even more eager to get started, but I’ll wait until I get the green light. Often times, we’re so eager to jump into the future that…

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 30 – Chosen

There are times in our lives when we are called to be a light in the darkness. Now is that time — this is the sign you’ve been waiting for. Be a calming presence and representative of God’s love. Let your entire being shine like a beacon — a cynosure in these times. You will…

Day 28 – Proceed With Caution

Today is a new day, and it’s ripe with opportunities to love and serve the Lord. I know it’s going to be a great day because I woke up before my alarm. That was the first miracle of the day. Then, as I headed downstairs, I could hear a sweet chorus of chirping coming from…

Day 27 – Caution

Driving is probably my least favorite thing to do. I see it as a dreaded chore — worse than latrine duty. Perhaps it’s because I missed that whole right of passage as a teenager since we didn’t have a car. Most of my friends got a permit and a license in high school, and a…

Day 25 – The Smell of Pine

Growing up, Saturday was clean up day. I had two choices — either get up and help or get out of the house. Most often, I chose the latter. Doing chores was not my jam, but I did (and still do) love the smell of pine. My mother would get up pretty early and start…