The Joy of Following Jesus

The Joy of Following Jesus

Revival Under the Big Tent I went to an honest-to-goodness tent revival meeting last week. At some point between the opening song of “Our God Reigns” and later during “I Exalt Thee” a little piece of my soul came back to life. The cross section of Believers was...
Let Go, Start Over, and Dream Again

Let Go, Start Over, and Dream Again

Mel Monroe: Virgin River Have you ever seen the show Virgin River? From the moment I watched season one when it came out, I loved Mel Monroe. I felt a kinship with the character, a nurse practitioner who completely reboots her life from scratch in a rustic Northern...
The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life

Hello, Friends! What you see below is the entrance essay that I wrote for the School of Kingdom Writers. As a librarian with lots of book-loving friends, I thought a few of you might be interested. Also, I promised you a “part two” on my story about how I...
Saying Goodbye Is Not Easy

Saying Goodbye Is Not Easy

Have you ever read a really great book and cried when you got to the end? Not because the book was sad, but because you were sad that it was over. I’ve had this happen a time or two in my life. My first favorite book series, The Lord of the Rings, and also The...
Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Sunny Sanibel When I was young, my family went to Sanibel Island, FL every year. I was the epitome of a beach bum. I loved the beach, the water, the sounds. I even relished the bit of gritty sand in my teeth as I ate salty potato chips and drank Pepsi in the hot sun...
Win the War Against Worry with Worship

Win the War Against Worry with Worship

Who’s worried!? 😳 Not me! 😬 During my last blog I was taking highway on and off ramps to delay a hard decision, even while Jesus clearly indicated “the way” forward. This week I’m mixing it up by recounting my experience boarding that trusty...