One of my devotional readings this morning led me to Genesis and the story of Jacob. Jacob’s name meant “deceiver” and he lived up to every bit of it. His mom concocted a plan to deceive his dad, Isaac, who at the time was old and blind, into thinking Jacob was actually his older brother … More Appalled, Yet Humbled
“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) About two months ago, my best friend moved to Raleigh. In cleaning out her old house she came across a silver coffee service set that had belonged to her mother. It had set on the closet shelf … More It’s A Heart Condition
Have you ever heard of Achan? Well, he’s a fellow in the book of Joshua who decided he wanted to do things his own way instead of listening to Joshua’s orders which had come directly from God Himself. God had told Joshua that they were to take no spoil when they entered into Jericho. But … More Listening Or Doing It My Way
Being grateful. Sometimes that is hard. When life throws us curveballs, the last thing we want to do is give thanks. Yet, that is what God calls us to do, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day. As with most things in life, that is a choice we must consciously make. It’s not a one-time … More Grateful
Naïve. That’s what my family calls me. And that’s okay with me. I actually expect people to do as they’ve promised. That’s just how I am. It hurts me to the quick to see severed vows and broken promises. It crushes my spirit to see the pain we inflict on our families. I am embarrassed that “believers” … More How God’s Heart Must Break
You are probably familiar with the story of the prodigal son. It is in Luke 15: 11-32. So many times, I think we fail to realize where we are in this story. After all, most of us haven’t taken our inheritance and gone to another country and blown it on fast living. Or … More Now This Is Love!