Joy of Serving

Recently at a family gathering, I found I would be almost done with one task when someone would holler at me, “hey, it’s time for you to do the one thing!” Then I’d nearly be done with that when someone else would holler at me, “oh, it’s time for the other thing-You’re in charge of…

If not for God…

“Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” -1 Corinthians 6:11 NLT Paul describes in this chapter of 1 Corinthians, about the wide variety of…

Heavenly Reward

I was reading the Sermon on the Mount today (Matthew 5-7) and kept thinking about how counter-cultural everything was that Jesus said! He spoke in such a way like he was not bound by the world’s ways. It’s crazy! Then all the sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks. The way this man…

Is God Random?

She got into her car after being at the mall, and a tree fell on her car and killed her. What? Such a random way to die! Our Bible verse today seems pretty random too. John the Baptist had been in prison for a while. Even though he preached against what the king had done…

Crowd Control

When Indianapolis hosted the super bowl, many preparations had to be made to accommodate the crowds. Beyond the hotels and stadium built just to be able to win the super bowl bid, roads needed repaved, more restaurants moved in, and everyone already there staffed their businesses like crazy that week! Restaurants had to make even…

The Great Physician

Sometimes, our lives can feel out of control spiritually. We feel like every area of our lives need prayer. What we need prayer for doesn’t fit on a prayer card. It seems like nothing is going well and everything is spinning out of control! If only we could simplify our lives and just work on…

Need an Anchor?

“Lord, help us to trust that if you have not given it, then we do not need it,” came the prayer from the worship leader. Her prayer was coming from her experience being single. Yet I heard it as someone needing sleep! After that prayer, the Lord did provide a way for me to catch…