Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS

WHEN GOD IS SILENT—THEN WHAT?

I have a confession to make—I have experienced seasons when I don’t hear from God. Yes, I mean complete silence for an extended period. At first, it was disconcerting, especially when other Christians seemed to have a direct hotline to God at all times. What's wrong with me? I questioned. Have you noticed that Christians… Continue reading WHEN GOD IS SILENT—THEN WHAT?

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

Sometimes God speaks to me in unexpected ways. Today was one of those times. I was driving home after having breakfast with a friend. I enjoyed my time with her, but now the responsibilities of what lie ahead for the rest of the day was crowding in and threatening to steal my joy. My mind… Continue reading DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS

LOVE TRUMPS EVERYTHING

When I was in Washington, D.C. the day after the Presidential election last November, there was a group of protesters shouting, “Love Trumps Hate!” I agree. Love indeed, trumps hate. The only problem was, these protesters were also angry, pushy, rude, and using profanity. Their actions obliterated their message. How were they representing love? But… Continue reading LOVE TRUMPS EVERYTHING

Devotions, MONDAY MUSINGS, TEEN TUESDAY

REAL LOVE IS TOUGH LOVE

It’s February and love is in the air. Hallmark, Hershey’s, and Zales have made a fortune reminding us of our need for love (and their products to express it!). I don’t mean to be a wet blanket here, but love is, well...tough. Most of us have heard the term tough love. But what does it… Continue reading REAL LOVE IS TOUGH LOVE