His Grace

I was reflecting this morning on my journey of faith throughout the years. I came to Christ when I was 15 years old and I never could have imagined the opportunities, places, people and experiences […]

Small Beginnings

Yesterday morning, I was electrified by an update I received from my friend DaNetta Fernandez, who leads our church’s partnership with the La Viña (Vineyard) movement in Honduras. You see, for the last 11 years, […]

Is God a self-serve buffet line?

When I first began this walk with God I found my life revolutionized.  In a single moment my life was turned upside down, old addictions and patterns were broken, and I eagerly threw myself into […]

Start the Adventure!

A few months ago Mario and I took a day to run some errands in Tempe, have lunch with our daughter who attends ASU, and visit IKEA. While walking through the mammoth store we came […]

By Faith!

While reading my devotional this morning in Exodus I see God’s guidance in my life in such a similar way. I came out of Egypt – out of sin and slavery – but my journey […]

A Lesson Learned…

I was watching the show Wife Swap the other day and found a spiritual lesson that was unexpected. Most of you are familiar with the premise of the show, two women with radically different lifestyles […]

Your Place of Service

“I do nothing for God!” my friend complained to me the other day. Her comment made me sad because I realized how little value she ascribed to her ministry as a wife, busy mother of […]

What is in your hand?

Life is filled with “Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda” moments. It’s those moments that leave us with regret. The years we chose to be lazy rather than digging deep and working hard at something. The words we […]

Go the Distance!

The true test of endurance does not come when we are comfortably sitting on the Lazy Boy without a worry in the world. No, the test comes when we are faced with what seems impossible; […]


Today while hiking I overheard a conversation taking place in front of me that was difficult to miss.  It was a teenager arguing with her mother who was encouraging her to try healthy new experiences; […]