Delighting In God’s Direction

January 24 2024

When God Calls Us To Pivot From Our Plans To Pursue Something Better

When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” — Luke 13:12 (NIV) Recently I participated in some online planning workshops to help me set goals for 2024. In our discussions, this question kept popping up: “Are you a planner, or a pantser?” If…

January 4 2024

Jesus Is The Way, The Truth, And The Life — Why This Is Important

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” — John 14:6 (NIV) As a young mother, I found it very challenging to leave my children in the care of others. I always created detailed instructions in the hopes that all would go…

October 19 2023

We May Feel Out Of Step With Life, But We Can Always Be In Step With God

I will hasten and not delay      to obey your commands. — Psalm 119:60 (NIV) You are not behind. You are right on time. My mentor’s words took me by surprise. How can she be so sure?  I feel like a late bloomer in my Christian walk. I didn’t grow up in the church,…

September 27 2023

Are You Willing To Follow The Path Jesus Has Chosen For You?

When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” — John 21:21-22 (NIV) As I listened to the sharing from the other members of our group, I got an all-too-familiar sinking sensation in my…

June 8 2023

The Importance of Choosing To Believe God’s Truths Rather Than The Enemy’s Lies

Blindsided, her accusation rendered me speechless. As she gave voice to her feelings, I struggled to understand how she could have misunderstood my heart. In vain I offered her the truth ~ I never thought nor felt the things she perceived in me.   As we parted ways, I thought of the old saying: You can…

June 1 2023

Why Does God Call Us To Leave Our Comfort Zones?

Five years ago, I got the crazy idea to write a book. Ironically, I didn’t even have a topic in mind. I just felt the urge to write one. Since the urge didn’t go away, I began to explore the idea. One step led to another until I finally launched the book last Tuesday. At…

April 13 2023

How We Can See God Use The Ordinary for His Extraordinary Purposes

Technology had not been my friend that day. I failed to produce a usable graphic for a writing project. The gas pump refused to read my credit card. And my depleted cell-phone battery reminded me I needed to replace my phone months ago. Needing to accomplish at least one thing that day, I set out…

March 23 2023

If Jesus Tells Us To Knock On Doors, Why Don’t They Open?

“Help me!” Even before I heard her plaintive cry, I heard the thumping on the door. The doors in our house tended to stick and my little one lacked the strength to push this one open. After a few unsuccessful attempts, she asked for help. Smiling, I opened the door and greeted her with outstretched…

March 16 2023

God Always Has A Plan B, But What If It Is Really Plan A?

Opening my planning notebook, I stared, fixated at the date of the last entry. It had been exactly three weeks. Vivid memories of that day rushed through my mind. A week of back-to-back appointments had left me feeling exhausted and out of control. Wanting to break the pattern of overcrowding my days, I had set…

February 9 2023

How Does My Reluctance To Take Risks Impact The Rewards God Has For Me?

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” (John 2:4 NIV) These words, spoken from Jesus to His mother, have perplexed me for years. For context, this conversation occurred when Jesus, His disciples, and His mother attended a wedding in Cana. During the festivities, the groom’s family ran out…