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?
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?
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
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