“The Lord inhabits the praises of His people.”  Psalm 22:3

One of our main goals when we come to church is to experience God…to be encouraged by God!  To be refreshed, renewed – – by the Presence of God! When Brian and I were first […]

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Help Us Pray

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”(Romans 8:26) Prayer is simply […]

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Breaking the Chains

The movie, A “Christmas Carol” based on the book written by Charles Dickens is a favorite holiday classic about redemption. The scene when Jacob Marley’s ghost appears to Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley is laden down with heavy chains […]

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When Is Enough Enough?

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have… –Hebrews 13:5a Global statistics report that if you have a roof over your head and a meal on your […]

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Dare Angel

Those of you who know me – or have heard me, for the matter – know that I may be loud but I’m far from brave. That is why my latest streak of courage has […]

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A Better Mind!

We were made to think about something bigger, better, richer than ourselves. Dallas Willard, a favorite author if mine, said, “We were made to have a mind enthralled with God – – a mind that […]

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Faith can be spelled, “R.I.S.K.”

Clarity?  Faith?  Trust? Risk? Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. […]

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Healthy Things Grow!

Years ago, a pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “Healthy things grow.”  It impacted me at the time and continues to impact me now.  Have you ever noticed that healthy things grow?  Plants, children, […]

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All Drugged Up and No Place to Hide

My husband and I recently enjoyed dinner with some small group friends. As parents frequently do – we engaged in conversation about our “wayward” children; offspring who’ve wandered away from the faith in which they […]

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Call Out the Best in Others

Affirm what could be… Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. –1 Thessalonians 5:11 I was having lunch with a friend who told me, “I’ve listened to […]

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