Joseph: From Dreamer to Leader

Faith, Off The Blog

On a warm, arid night, under a star-filled sky, a young shepherd boy named Joseph dreamed of eleven sheaves of grain bowing down to a twelfth. Divinely inspired, this dream would trigger a series of events spanning the next twenty years of his life, culminating with Joseph placed in a role of great influence and […]

August 22, 2018

A Car Line Prayer: Ease Anxiety For The Day Ahead

Faith, Resource

School is here!! Anyone else feeling a tad anxious about allowing their little hearts to wander sooo very far from their bodies? This year, my daughter started PreK and while she is calm, cool, and collected about the whole thing, I am a bit emotional. If I could, I would be that mom hanging around […]

August 15, 2018

To See Him More Clearly: As a Friend To Christ


Ooh, do I have a gem to share with you today. It is a note I wrote my best friend when we were in the fourth grade. She recently sent it to me via text and we both howled with laughter at my diplomatic attempt to draw some boundaries within our friendship. It must have […]

May 23, 2018

To See Him More Clearly: A Sister to Christ


One of the worst places to be stuck in our spiritual walk is in a rut. Like most long-term relationships, it is easy to lose the wonder you first had upon meeting and falling in love with Jesus. But with a God who is infinitely wonderful and mysterious, there is no shortage of paths to […]

May 17, 2018

Waiting for Success


But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.  Exodus 23:29-30 From the moment God established His covenant […]

January 31, 2018

Fight Fear with Fear


My husband loves to stand at the back door when the tornado siren sounds in our neighborhood. While the kids and I  are hunkered down in our tub with a toddler mattress over our heads, my husband is watching, hoping to catch a glimpse of the funnel. I hate this. And I’m usually texting him […]

January 24, 2018

We Are Not All Children of God


My pastor once told a story of a missionary who served in the Amazon. One day, this missionary walked into a village and found a beautifully handcrafted chair. Now, as there is no Ikea in the Amazon, everything the villagers had was made by their own hands. The missionary pulled the chair into the middle […]

January 17, 2018

The God of Bethel


It was one of those “out of body” moments. I sat there, at the conference room table, across from a woman I loved and respected, and listened as she offered me the very opportunity I had always dreamed of. In complete disbelief, I sat as she told me she and others in leadership had been […]

January 11, 2018