• First Fruits Given Unto Him

    I used to really relish in my morning coffee with Jesus, on the deck, starting before dawn reading my Bible, devotionals, journaling, praying and watching the sun rise! In fact, I used to look forward to my next day morning coffee starting mid-afternoon the day prior. But this current season in life hasn’t been lending itself well to my giving of those first fruits to The Lord. The first moments of the day that I was never guaranteed or owed, but that He has so graciously given to me. In addition to the guilt I’ve felt about everything else, guilt began to settle in about this detail as well. No…

  • When You Don’t Have The Words, Pray The Scriptures

    I believe in the power of prayer. I believe evil exists in this world and seeks to steal, kill and destroy. I believe no one is exempt from these demonic influences and God allows a certain amount of suffering for everyone, all the while having it under control in ways we could never imagine. I believe it is our responsibility to teach our children the way they should go so that when they are older they will know which path to choose for themselves. I believe it is our responsibility to interceded on the behalf of our children through prayer – and that it doesn’t stop when our children reach…

  • Notice, Pause, Listen & Act

    Confession: I’ve felt a little haunted the last couple of weeks. Not over what I’ve done, but over what I didn’t do. I can argue that I already have a lot on my plate (truth), and that there already isn’t enough time in a day to get it all done for my own family (truth), or that I did nothing because I simply didn’t know what to do (truer words may have never been spoken). And while all these things are true, let me tell you this:–I noticed.–Just because I didn’t know what to do doesn’t mean nothing needed doing. I noticed a man who was possibly in need…but I…