Woman in the Mirror

“Who do you believe you are?” She was asked this question recently and the answers varied from last week. “I’m a mother, grandmother who is alone, sad, tired, fat, homeless and disillusioned.” “Why do you believe that?” “Why? Because that is what I think others see. Therefore, I believe that is who I am.” “Why…

The Seating Chart Has Changed!

Over two thousand years ago a man named Jesus changed the seating charts forever! It doesn’t matter where you were born, if you have royal blood, work on a plantation, or own many towers. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order…

Rotten Tomatoes or Not???

What is wrong with this picture? The photo above is a tomato that has been sitting out on the counter for at minimum 3+ weeks.. I don’t know how long it was in the store… Fresh Produce?? Nutritious?? Rotten Tomato or Not?? Just saying??? When I was growing up my folks made me pick through…

Mission Drift

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy from a Roman prison and encourages him to; 1) Hold on to sound teaching. 2) Guard the good deposit that is in us. The Roman Empire was changing rapidly and Nero, was the presiding Emperor. After the death of his uncle Claudius in 54 A.D. Nero was nominated, helped…

Fathers, We Need You! You are Soul Care Providers

I was sitting in a coffee shop thinking about Father’s Day and asking God what He wanted me to share.  There have been many influential fathers in my lives. Pictured above and below are just a few of some of the ones I know personally. While I was writing I was privy to a conversation…

Face of God

When I was in Asia recently and looking into the faces of my two grandson’s Jonah and Hudson, I encountered total unconditional love and unspeakable joy. I observed how they cling to their mother when they are tired and hungry, but aren’t afraid to explore and be themselves in the presence of their mom and…

What is that to you? Follow Me

Imagine yourself to be the Apostle Peter. You have cried, prayed, fasted, fished, all night, and caught nothing. And then suddenly a voice cries out from the shore and tells you to cast your net again, just one more time. The fish come from nowhere and are practically jumping into the net.  You look back…

Survivors Guilt

I wonder if the Apostle John when he was imprisioned on the island of Patmos, ever considered himself a survivor, battled compassion fatigue or dealt with survivors guilt? Noah Webster describes “surviver” as one who outlives the other and “survivor” in the real estate terms as a joint tenant; and “In law, the longer liver…

It’s In The Process

What makes, clay pottery, cow’s milk buttery, butterflies fluttery? It’s something in the process. What makes, bologna lunchmeat, a cane of sugar so sweet a loaf of bread from whole wheat? It’s something in the process. What makes, dark clouds roll away, the rooster crow at dawn each day, us doubt and turn to God…

“I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility

Immobility  – Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield, Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break down a person’s worth; and little by little steals their…

Like a Signal in the Sky….The Power of the Cross Never Dies!

I’m looking back a few years ago, when I took this picture.  I had spent a year in Ohio working at a large ministry and the experience and friendships that I made while I was there are not measurable.  There was probably not anything in Ohio that I didn’t love!  I thought I was going…

“Cinderella Released, Take My Hand!”

This morning during prayer I began to be anxious, and feeling like I wasn’t doing “enough” to get things moving the direction the Lord would have me to go.  He told me to, “stay seated.” When the time was right He said, “I will come and take you by the hand.” He then reminded me…

Are you “set” for the end times?

I was studying Psalm 2 this afternoon and came across the word “set.”  It is an interesting word.   In this Psalm it speaks of rulers or kingdoms setting themselves up… Wow there is a lot of this happening in our society today… Further along in the Psalm it speaks of setting God upon His…