I have not shared this story with many. It is supernatural, incredible, and miraculous. And it is true. In 2011, I faced the greatest fear of my entire life...and witnessed the miraculous. In the most terrifying and difficult season of my life, I was blessed with the most intense peace...a peace that absolutely cannot be explained in human terms. A peace beyond my understanding and impossible to explain apart from Jesus! I "saw" Jesus holding my child. I "saw" angels circled around … [Read more...] about Witnessing the Miraculous, Seeing Jesus!
We all have pain, hurts, mistakes, and regrets. We have been hurt, and we have inflicted hurt on others. We have pain, and we have caused pain. And It doesn't matter if the offense is intentional or accidental, it still hurts and we want, we need, relief. Whether seeking relief from mild discomfort or debilitating pain, headache or migraine, a hurtful word spoken or a horrible deed, we can only find real, lasting relief in one way...it's not necessarily the shortest way, and it's often not … [Read more...] about Real Relief
My son spent a few days in the hospital last week. He has rare and potentially serious health risks so his doctors tend to be extremely cautious, and because of his symptoms, he was admitted to the hospital . Thankfully, it wasn't serious and he was able to come home yesterday where he is recovering quickly. We rejoice and praise God! There is nothing I have experienced in life harder than watching my child, my son, suffer in pain, endure medical tests, procedures, and surgeries, and fight … [Read more...] about Growing Pains
Jesus Peace: 31 Days Finding Peace in His Presence Now available in paperback and Kindle! Come experience the incredible, life-changing peace that only Jesus can give. This 31-Day Devotional will transform you as you trust in Jesus and find His perfect peace. In every situation and every season, we can find peace, strength, and rest in the comforting presence of Jesus. Peace has nothing to do with our circumstances. It has everything to do with Jesus! Order Jesus … [Read more...] about Jesus Peace
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 1:19-20) Easter week is a special time to focus on Christ. It is an opportunity to reflect on His sacrifice, and remember His pain, suffering, and death. But even more so, it is a wonderful time to rejoice over His … [Read more...] about Resurrection Power
"Good times", "That's good", "It's all good"... we use the word "good" in many, many ways. We say a movie was good, our kids are good, we fight the good fight, and we even say God is good! So, what is "good" really? It is the opposite of bad; the absence of evil. So yes, most definitely God is good! But...He is so much more! God is my Creator, Sustainer, Provider, Savior...my absolute everything. Yes, He is good, but oh, He is so much more! God is Love. God loves us with a deeper, … [Read more...] about God is So Much More than “Good”
Jesus died on "Good" Friday. He suffered in pain and anguish as He was beaten, tortured, and crucified. His family and friends watched in horror as He died an excruciating death while others mocked and spit at Him. So how can we possibly call it "good"? It is the most horrific day in history when the Savior was brutally killed because of our sin! If the story ended on Friday, there would be nothing "good" about it. It would be the saddest, most depressing story of … [Read more...] about Why is Good Friday “Good”?
Jesus called His first disciples simply by saying, "Come, follow Me." He found them, loved and accepted them right where they were, and offered them a new life, a new beginning with Him. Before they could even understand the magnitude of their decision, they knew they should accept...and follow Jesus. Jesus offers the same exciting, life-changing adventure to us. He simply and lovingly extends His hand and says, "Come, follow Me." We don't have to meet any requirements … [Read more...] about Jesus Changes Everything
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9) The Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday. Jesus has spent the last three years teaching, preaching and healing throughout the area, and today, He rides into Jerusalem to make known … [Read more...] about On a Donkey
Today, we have a choice. Will we grow closer to God? Or will we drift away in the busyness of life? Every new day ushers in fresh opportunity. I can choose to grow closer to God, or I can allow myself to fall away from God...It's up to me to choose. And falling away doesn't always happen in big leaps, but often in small, unnoticed, unintentional slips. Seemingly unimportant decisions that don't line up with God's Word, and move me in the wrong direction. Let … [Read more...] about A Daily Choice