Do you practice religion? Don’t people just get so turned off when the subject of religion comes up? Lots of people truly hate religion. Even people that believe in God. When I asked a friend of mine one time if she even believed in God her answer was, “It’s not that I don’t believe in […]
Read More I Practice Relationship, Not Religion
Even if you’ve never cracked a Bible you probably know the story of David and Goliath, the little shepherd boy who slays a giant with a slingshot. I’m excited for the animated version of this story in the not-too-distant future. If you want to see the trailer of that movie click <here>. You can watch […]
Read More How do You Fight Your Goliaths?
My assignment was to write a letter from God to me following the format of the letters written to the seven churches in the book of Revelation, chapters two and three. I love these letters. You can click those hyperlinks back there and read them yourself if you like. If you have never read the […]
Read More God is my penpal
Feb 2014 Copied from my Facebook post on my church’s page: I had an interesting day. It took me twice as long as it should have to detail the bike and take the seat off to install my new bags, so I was aggravated. Halfway through it my new neighbor came to ask if I […]
Read More Should This Be Chapter One?
I used to, until I realized the disappointment in myself wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. In Christian-ese we call it “sanctification.” It’s a process of refining, perfecting, changing – aka repenting. And it’s a marathon, not a sprint. It is lifelong. There are peaks and valleys, just like with anything else worthwhile. Just the fact […]
Read More Do You Beat Yourself Up for What You Cannot Do?
On August 24th, 2017, at 4:20 pm, my sister, Pat, took her last breath in my arms. It was truly the hardest, yet the sweetest thing I have ever done. And even in her dying, she made me chuckle. My red-headed, left-handed, fun-loving, pot-smoking sister, breathed her last at 4:20. Of course she did! If […]
Read More Why Me?
Yesterday’s passage in the book, THE GOD OF YOUR STORY, by Brian Hardin, got me thinking about all the chaos brought on by the overturning of Roe v Wade in recent months. I have undergone such turmoil in my own mind about it all that I’ve been very silent, as a friend put it. I […]
Read More Getting Back to Basics
I have a story to tell. Don’t we all? It took me way too long to get to this point, but I am here. Because here’s the thing; God doesn’t want us to waste our pain or our mistakes. He expects us to share our despicable secrets and shameful screw-ups to help others, no matter […]
Read More God Can Use Anybody
That question is a direct quote from today’s pages in THE GOD OF YOUR STORY, by Brian Hardin. I purchased the book for my sister, for Christmas last year. Then I decided to get one for myself. Published in 2019, it is his commentary at the end of each day’s readings from the Old and […]
Read More Does God Have Feelings?
This little book I started reading a while ago was co-authored by three seasoned and knowledgeable Christians. The creator of the multi-season, crowd-funded series called THE CHOSEN is one of those authors. The book coincides with season one of the series and is jam-packed with lines that give me pause. The passage I will reference […]
Read More My Reason for Being Here