Advent: Week 2: The Candle of Love

to be or not to be... that is the question

Do you know who said that famous quote? It is the opening phrase of a soliloquy spoken by Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. In the scene, Hamlet is torn about avenging His father’s murder or not. “To be or not to be; that is the question.” This week of Advent has been an anticipatory look […]

Advent: Week 1: The Candle of Hope

what to do in the waiting

Today, a friend texted me to ask me to pray for her daughter. She had witnessed a young man commit suicide right before her eyes. She was devastated and could not get the image out of her mind. My heart broke for her. My heart broke for the young man’s family, who will never see […]

Best Recipe for this Season

a worship sandwich

Family comes together. The turkey and dressing gets put in the oven. The pumpkin pie sits out, ready to be devoured. It’s Thanksgiving! We are hungry and can hardly wait to eat this scrumptious meal, and yet, there is something we hunger for spiritually that we rarely get.  We have prayers that never seemed to […]

The Downfall of America

who's to blame?

“She did it. It’s her fault.” “She made me do it.” “The devil made me do it.” Our fleshly response to most anything negative or accusatory is to blame someone else; especially if it might cost us something. Blame can often be the conversation over dinner. “If our President would just….” “If people would just […]

Eye Obsession

what are you looking at?

ATTENTION! Your Immediate Response Is Needed! It happens all the time. Something or someone is vying for our attention all the time. And their urgency often becomes your problem! If we are not careful, we will find ourselves consumed with whatever stole our attention to the forgetfulness of what or who originally had it. For […]

The Right Focus

when so much is competing

I don’t know about you, but I can be easily distracted. I can be fully engaged in conversation and see a bird fly by and then miss the last several minutes of conversation because I was “taken away” by this busy, little, bright bird! I can also become so consumed with the stresses of life, […]