What to Do When Fear Creeps In: Speak Truth Out
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What to Do When Fear Creeps In: Speak Truth Out

It’s easy for fear to creep in before you realize what is happening, and just as hard to know what to do when it does. One of the primary ways Satan defeats God’s people is through fear. Fear of failure, fear of inadequacy, fear of disappointment, fear of the unknown…. I have personally struggled withContinue Reading

5 Easy Ways Women Focus on Time to Pray
Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Easy Ways Women Focus on Time to Pray

When you’re a busy wife, mom, business owner, employee, ministry leader or church volunteer, there are a few things you know you always need. A good calendar. A  good system to manage everything you have to remember. A couple of favorite restaurants on speed dial for last minute takeout when dinner disasters strike. Seven toContinue Reading

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Understanding of the Bible
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Understanding of the Bible

As Christians, reading and understanding the Bible is key to growing in our understanding of God – and important if we want to deepen and grow our relationships with Him. But many of us aren’t exactly sure of how to do that. I get it. I’ve been there. It’s hard knowing where to start. It’s hard knowing what somethingContinue Reading

How to See God’s Direction When You’re a Little Lost
Monday, October 27, 2014

How to See God’s Direction When You’re a Little Lost

Some people are blessed with a gift I only wish I had: a sense of direction. I’m not talking about understanding God’s direction for your life (we’ll get to that in a few minutes) – but literally – knowing the direction you need to go, when you need to go there. Understanding where I am and arriving where I want to goContinue Reading

3 Important Ways for How to be Content In Married Life
Monday, October 13, 2014

3 Important Ways for How to be Content In Married Life

Do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? How excited you were? How many butterflies you had in your stomach? How you just could not stop smiling? Did everything go perfectly? Did it all feel perfect, even if it wasn’t? At our wedding, the ceremony itself went off without any problems. That is, as long asContinue Reading

Can You Look for God’s Good Even in the Bad?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Can You Look for God’s Good Even in the Bad?

Just a few months after I’d turned my manuscript in to my editor for How Can I Possibly Forgive, I found myself in the middle of a tough situation. It was a hurtful situation where the circumstances went beyond just a simple mistake. I had nothing to do with the decisions or the outcome, but IContinue Reading

How to Stop the Small Stuff from Hurting Big Time
Friday, October 3, 2014

How to Stop the Small Stuff from Hurting Big Time

When you think about someone forgiving someone else… what comes to mind? Is it the Big Stuff? What seems to be the Unforgiveable? The woman who chooses to forgive the drunk driver who killed her son who was in the car he hit head on? The man who can still remember the beatings his father gave himContinue Reading

Mad at God? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Anger
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mad at God? 5 Ways to Overcome Your Anger

The following is an edited excerpt from my new book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret. We sat in the quiet of the church sanctuary, two chairs pulled together, our knees almost touching, listening to the faint laughter and conversation in the hall behind us as women lined upContinue Reading

When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan
Friday, September 26, 2014

When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan

I stood in line waiting for my zone to be called so I could make my way onto the plane. The gate area was crowded, filled with people jostling, doing that nudge, step, nudge, I’m-not- really-trying-to-move-in-front-of-you-but-yes-I-really-am  kind of dance. Still feeling the effects of full days and late nights from the conference I’d just left, IContinue Reading