Tag Archives: guidance
When I was 21, I traveled to England alone where I attended the University of London. The night before I was to board my flight, my host family called and said that I wouldn’t be able to come early like I planned, because they were […]
Some time ago, a red light appeared on the dashboard of my car. I know almost zero about mechanics, but I do know that when one of those little blinky things comes on, it’s “talking” to me about the internal condition of my automobile. All […]
Some prayers are lifted to God through tears, shouts, or whispers. Some are canned, and we know them by heart. We read others off the back of a book, the back of a bus, or the back of someone’s T-shirt. We shoot some up to […]
Some people believe God set the world in motion, then stepped back just to watch it spin without intervening in the lives of men. A simple search for the phrase, “But God” in Scripture shows otherwise. According to Khouse.org, the exact phrase “but God” is used […]
Last year I spoke at a conference and a woman approached me and asked, “Once you knew that God had called you to write and speak, how did you get from where you were to where you are now?” Questions like these always give me […]
Last summer, while I pondered the problem of depending on ourselves more than we depend on Christ, I scribbled the following notes in my journal. I hope they are an encouragement to you and a reminder that God uses ordinary people just like you. Self-sufficiency is the […]
The moments I sense God’s presence often come in unexpected ways but the time I most often hear His still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12; John 10:27) is when I am face down on the floor at home. There is something about pulling away from […]
Maybe you have heard someone say they are trusting God, that if He wants them to do something that He will open a door, but that if He doesn’t want them to do it, that He will close the door. This is how they plan […]
When I started ministry, I was passionate about writing. It burned within me to serve Him in this creative way, and I was excited. 13 years later, I still enjoy putting pen to paper, but just like young love that loses its first sizzle, my […]
As a new Christian, it was difficult for me to understand that walking by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) means not giving emotions the freedom to rule our lives. Instead, we let God’s truth determine how we respond to life. A sensitive, […]
One of the things I love about walking with Christ is that life lessons abound. If you aren’t learning one now, you’ll be learning one in a month, a week, a day—or maybe in the next hour! You never know what God might reveal to […]
I’ve spent a lot of time in-between endings and new beginnings. I have transitioned from the old to the new when I moved from Idaho to England, and from England back to Idaho. Then, I transitioned from Idaho to Germany; Germany to Texas; Texas to […]
When I was in college, I knew a young woman who dated a guy named Rick. Unfortunately the romance with Rick ended badly. Later on, that same young lady dated another guy named Rick. Sadly, that relationship went south too. After that, the young woman […]
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