Finding a good friend is sometimes easier said than done. The long two years of the pandemic haven’t helped, polarizing people with varying opinions on masks and vaccines and gatherings. It can be tempting to pull back and allow yourself to become isolated – but to do so means to lose out on the value of true friendship.
If we opt out of the work of building a friendship, we can end up like the guy I encountered in a Southern California park one day. I’ll call him Joe, and Joe had an advantage...
What do you do when you’ve been slandered, spitefully used or cursed? The enemy has attacked and you’re grappling with maintaining even a semblance of Christianity in its face.
In light of the recent mass shootings and the reveal of rampant sexual abuse within the Church and society at large, I’m refreshing this blog with hopes to bring help to the hurting. You may be angry or fearful or in shock, but God has a word for you and a way for you to move past the pain and recover your life. Keep reading, and watch for the links below to my YouVersion devotional plan that can help you wrestle through your feelings.
When was the last time you shared your faith with someone? Remember when you first got saved and you had to tell everyone? If your zeal has waned, there may be a hidden reason why.
I spoke recently at The Blue Cord Impact Conference in Dallas, hosted by iHope Ministries. With a goal to embolden and equip women to share their faith across cultures, I jokingly told the attendees that I had the “privilege” of sharing the stark reality that doubt counts you out of the plan of God. Especially when it comes to sharing your faith with others, doubt will hold you back...
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:6 NIV
Today, if you’re hurting, seek the Lord. If you’re desperate, seek his face. He is near, he is listening. You don’t have to do life alone. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
People talk about their religion or their “spirituality,” but I’ve never considered those terms when it comes to God...
What are you in-between? In between jobs, churches, a relationship... You could be in between healing and wholeness, or in that awkward space between loss and grief and finding a way to continue to live after a loved one has passed...
What’s your dream? I pray you will be inspired and encouraged to pursue all God has for you. Now, more than ever, we need people of faith to go, do and become the light for the world.