What is it about transparency in people that draws us? I know I am drawn to transparent people…those who are real and vulnerable. We feel closer to someone who shares their heart with us. Simply […]
I keep a list on my desk as a reminder of God’s promises and answers. I see it every time I sit down and it keeps me going. Two years ago this month, the […]
Making Choices to Live like a Christ Follower
I am increasingly alarmed by the number of Christians who are exhibiting behavior which feels lacking in the Fruit of the Spirit. (Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) Even though our […]
An Easter Decision
For many people Easter Sunday is all about the pastel bunny rabbit and cute yellow baby chicks, the delicious chocolate treats and jelly beans in a basket, floral dresses and adorable children dressed up looking […]
Brennan Manning, one of my favorite authors, said, “The faith that animates the Christian community is less a matter of believing in the existence of God than a practical trust in His loving care under […]
March is Women’s History Month. As I take the time to read about some incredibly brave women, I am in awe of the things they have accomplished. There are some truly selfless things that these […]
Where Is God When It Hurts?
That is one of my favorite books by Philip Yancy. Another good book of his is, Disappointment with God. I was talking with someone recently about a family crisis he was going through when he […]
Think Before You Speak
When you speak, are your words helpful? Encouraging? Edifying? Are they hurtful? Judgmental? Arrogant? The Bible teaches us so much about our words. It gives us instruction about how and when to speak. “Be quick […]
Together our church has been diving into the 40 Days in the Word campaign. During the very first video, Rick Warren discussed the small but powerful word “LET” and since then I have been deeply […]
The beginning of the Vineyard…Dream on!
When we planted Vineyard North Phoenix with 12 people in 1985, it was beyond my wildest dreams that the church would ever be as large as it is now and that we would see the […]