Do you ever feel like your plans and God's plans don't match?
Few things make me angrier than when someone in the Body of Christ "falls" or sins and other Christians begin to attack. I've seen it numerous times but recently I could not contain my frustration. Seems someone somewhere had determined Beth Moore was no longer fit to be amongst their options for Bible study authors… Continue reading Dear Christian, this is NOT how to win the world…..
He is Risen! New life! As the country says goodbye to the cold winter months and trees that appear lifeless, behold! New life bursts forth once again. Resurrection is in the air, and Easter is our time to celebrate a risen Jesus! But Easter can last all year! When I was in my early teens… Continue reading Easter, altar calls, and embarrassing moments!
Uncomfortable! When I set out to publish a Christian magazine 2 1/2 years ago, I somehow thought it would be at least a little bit easy. Utilizing years of writing experience, a great mentor, sound business practices, and a lot of creative energy, it seemed the doors where flinging open. I'm a fan of open… Continue reading Because being in ministry is….
Though my dad and I were never close, he asked for the same thing EVERY Christmas. "What do you want for Christmas dad?" Every year it was the same. "Peace." Now I get it. Though we differ in our reasoning, this is one time I actually get my late dad's desperate plea year after year… Continue reading Looking for peace when you can’t find it…
You could say it's my "thing." The Purpose of Purpose! Does your life have a purpose? YES! My passion is purpose. Because I’ve spent years interviewing others, often that word is a central focus of most conversations. Just imagine.... if all who consider themselves Christians realized their giftedness, we would be some of the most infectious people on earth!… Continue reading This is my “thing.” What is yours?
Decisions, Decisions! January is all about decisions. Goals, resolutions, and changes that bring desired results. While that is good, it can also be much like going on a diet. Without developing healthy eating habits, as a consistent way of life, weight and health management are just momentary good ideas. Such it is with goals. Most… Continue reading Did your January just become mid February? Quit playing around with this stuff.
The Realty of Reality TV Recently I attended a luncheon with a few hundred business people. The main attraction of the gathering was a speaker who stood at the podium to share her life story. Without shame, she shared with transparency. She didn’t tone down her mistakes nor did she shy away from personal decisions… Continue reading Authenticity…How to share your story and why it matters!
Thought for the day. What would happen if we really believed this? How would our thoughts and actions change? They would change radically! God is for us. God is for YOU. He is in our corner….our guide, advocate, Father, and helper. Picture Him with you. Because He is! The more you practice His presence, the more… Continue reading If? Not if. Definitely not.