Jun 052017
 
Defeated by choice

Are you listening? You are NOT being beaten up by the Devil, nor is God withholding from you to teach you a lesson!

However, you may be dabbling in things that might make that happen … but most often that just isn’t the case.

Now, before you get your feathers all ruffled, stop long enough to ask yourself a few questions. Questions I started asking myself after one of our congregational members came to visit me and poured out her heart regarding the challenges and woes that her life was facing.
 
Because her visit had interrupted me in the middle of a task, I asked her to walk with me while I finished so that I could hear her better. Perhaps it was because I was not looking at her directly, or perhaps the Lord just wanted me to hear something I’d never really paid attention to before, but while I talked, I noticed certain phrases that she was using, that I’ve heard in church often. In fact, I believe I’ve used all of them myself!

Feb 172014
 

The road less traveledOn the long road of life, where getting from point A to point B is a daily activity, it’s easy to get lost in the ‘road rage’ energy that comes with interacting with other individuals on the highway of life.

The first step to changing your course, along with your attitude, is to find another route. or, as the poet calls it, “The road less traveled.”

Years ago, I found myself getting caught up in feeling competitive and raging at slow or distracted drivers. I didn’t like how I felt and that feeling usually carried on throughout my day, and into my work.

Feb 052014
 
Embracing me

By identifying your strengths you allow others around you to embrace theirs.

Imagine a world where everyone was who they were born to be!

When you embrace who you are, a world of limitless possibilities unveils itself.  Imagine what the world would be like if people focused more on whothey were as individuals rather than judging what they thought every one else was.  There isn’t a person alive on this earth that hasn’t judged another person through their own limited perspectives and experiences, not knowing the whole picture behind what they judge.

Feb 012014
 

Lunar eclipseThe night was chilly and crisp, the skies clear and the mountains to the west glowed an eerie silver blue-gray in the twilight. My two children, husband and I were wrapped up in blankets, standing or sitting on the deck of our home in Colorado, faces lifted toward the moon.  This was the night we were to see the much talked about Lunar Eclipse.  For what seemed an eternity, we stood in the cold fighting stiff necks to see what we might only see in a lifetime.  The moon was brilliant that night with not a cloud hindering our vision.  The light reflected by the sun was almost blinding, and looking through binoculars, we all agreed, the moon was breathtaking!     

Aug 312013
 
Innocent woman

Ever notice how people react these days, to the question of “Are you saved?” The meaning and ‘punch’ of what that question meant has become blurred through time and one horrific life event after another.

Whether watched over the news or experienced in your personal life, if you have been “saved” you may wonder why you are still struggling and in pain and/or confusion about what you thought would change in your life after you were ‘saved.”

The hidden lie behind ‘being saved’ is actually a very subtle and quiet assumption that comes with being human. “If I’m saved, I’m SAVED – right?”