Archive | November, 2014

The Hot Light Is Always On!

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing like having a craving for something at your favorite restaurant. It is a disappointment to drive the distance only to find the restaurant closed because of a holiday or remodeling or for some other reason….the neon sign is dim. Have you ever driven by Krispy Kreme […]

God Never Disappoints

Recently, as I sat in my office early one morning, Thomas strolled in and plopped in the bean bag chair I have set up for visitors. I love it when the kids are home and join me on their own. This day became special because Thomas and I had just finished reading Mark Batterson’s book, […]

Back 9-er Stories

Dear Back 9-ers, I love personal testimonies of what God is doing in people’s lives. Not only testimonies of someone coming to know Christ, even though I love those stories and I want to hear them and share them, but stories of God Winks as well. Too many times we don’t get the opportunity to […]

Trust In A Big God

One of the saddest things I have experienced in the Back 9 as I mentor young people is their “small view” of God. I get consumed with regret at times for not being more courageous on the Front 9…one of those people who takes “bigger, riskier steps of faith”…knowing that when anyone does that…not only […]

Snuff Out Fear

Who would ever understand or make human sense of God telling Gideon, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands” (see Judges 7)? LOL…If I were Gideon, I would be saying to God……”Shut up!”……..”What?” But Gideon was a little more composed than I would be! Gideon obeyed and proceeded to […]

God’s Glory

Have you ever thought about this–maybe God allows the “odds to be stacked against us” so that we can overcome our fears…step up and step out….so that He gets the Glory and we know it was His power….and His hand that brought us to the place of overcoming and achieving?! Maybe, too, so that others […]

Hearing and Listening

I think there is a difference between hearing and listening. You can be hearing but be “indifferent” meaning you hear but do nothing. It could be described as “flowing in one ear and out the other.” Listening, on the other hand….to me…is not just “hearing, but processing what you are hearing and applying it to […]

The Power of Words

In the last week…I have gladly given the better half of several of my days praying for and listening to three friends I deeply care about who have been devastated by other people’s words. They are all females who range in age from 20 to 52. As I listened and watched…all three, independent of each […]