The Secret Mirror

Do you carry a pocket mirror in your purse? As a woman, having a mirror is essential. We use it to apply makeup and make sure we are presentable. At my son’s wedding, my daughters insisted that we have our makeup done by a professional. All kinds of thoughts raced through my mind. I wondered what … More The Secret Mirror

The Truth about Me, You, and Offense

If we are going to keep it real, you and I have taken offense at one time or another. Taking offense is pervasive in our society. The statistics on road rage are staggering. Offense is responsible for many of the squabbles in churches, among Christians, friends, family, and colleagues. We take offense when someone cuts … More The Truth about Me, You, and Offense

How to dress up properly and keep fit for spiritual warfare

How do you dress up every day? Do you have a morning routine? If you are like me, you probably have a series of actions you follow in the morning. Wake up, get out of bed, shower, dress up and get ready for work. Many of us have our routine down pat. As you get … More How to dress up properly and keep fit for spiritual warfare

Forgiveness: Taking the High Road in the Low Country

I cannot! I just cannot! This is too big to forgive. I wrestled daily as I thought about the offense. I could not see any way out. I was deeply entrenched in the low country of bitterness, resentment, and anger. Three months into this cycle, I was miserable enough to ask myself, how do I … More Forgiveness: Taking the High Road in the Low Country

A Willing Spirit

Do you have a healthy relationship with exercise? I like to exercise regularly, but lately, it has been a struggle. A few days ago, as I prayed about this problem, I opened my Bible to Psalm 51. I read the verses aloud and the last part of verse 12 stood out to me, grant me … More A Willing Spirit

A Gift of Streams in the Desert

What a great month it’s been! Several big events happened during the last few weeks. These events are a welcomed change from the status quo of continuously being in the “desert”. I see these events as God’s way of providing streams in our desert experiences. Although our desert was often marked by fears and uncertainties, God … More A Gift of Streams in the Desert