Tag Archives: discipleship
When I first wanted to start a writing and speaking ministry, an acquaintance of mine adamantly insisted that I would be out of God’s will. He quoted 1 Timothy 2:12, and said women were not allowed to even talk in church. This man loved the […]
I once heard a woman on television say she wanted another child because, “I know another child will make me happy.” She already had eight. If she birthed more babies, a hunch tells me she discovered Number 9 couldn’t do anything for her that Numbers […]
I once watched a video in which a woman talked about her temptation to have an affair. She shared how she was almost unfaithful until she spoke with a couple friends who urged her to work things out with her mate. And then she confessed […]
I love refreshing seasons with the Lord when He transforms and changes us in surprising ways with His truth. I am in one of those seasons now. The Lord has been reminding me of the beginning of my relationship with Him when I knew I […]
In his book Soul Cravings, Erwin Raphael McManus writes, “Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is . . . about community and belonging, and we are all searching for home.” […]
I like sharing “yahoo” messages that encourage. I don’t mean those from yahoo.com. I mean ones such as: You are loved by God! Yahoo! God will give you courage! Yahoo! You are loved in spite of your imperfections! Yahooooo! But every once in a […]
Lately I have been thinking about how many of us, present company included, sometimes have “train trouble.” What I’m referring to is a concept a friend of mine explained several years ago. While we talked, he laid three cards in front of me: one had […]
Have you ever thought that if you could just have something or someone you desired that you could be more satisfied than you are with God? Have you ever wondered if another love or desire could take His place, that something or someone else could […]
Have you ever struggled with fully obeying God? I have. I once felt the Holy Spirit nudge me toward obedience. He was telling me to let go of some potential opportunities because I was giving them too much importance in my life; they were edging […]
At the conferences where I speak, sometimes people tell me they want to experience greater freedom in their lives so they can be all God has called them to be. If you can relate, there is good news: the Bible contains the perfect recipe for […]
There are few places where the condition of the human heart can be so obviously seen than through social media. I am often blown away by the kindness shown from one stranger to another through online platforms, and I am even more blown away by […]
From today until December 14, my posts will be shorter while I am traveling. If you leave a comment, unfortunately I won’t be able to answer because I won’t have computer or phone access. But I will read every one when I return from my […]
There are some people who balance the demands of work or a calling with extraordinary grace. They calmly endure crises with joy; they patiently wait for God to act when things go awry, and they confidently navigate numerous daily pressures. Then there are those of […]
Have you been holding on to the hope of something for so long that you sometimes wish your dream would die so you could be relieved of longing? If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with a desire or two for years and there are times […]
There are some truths you intellectually know from the Bible, and then there are truths that one day jump off the page unexpectedly in fresh revelation. That’s what happened to me recently when I did something I have never done before. Since June, I have […]
"I was renewed in my mind and spirit today."
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"You have a way of clearly communicating what I could clearly relate to.
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