The Most Dangerous Game

Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be angry because I’m kind? Matthew 20:15 NLT ___ Lately on my Facebook feed, I’ve seen news articles pop up about dangerous new games that are trending among middle school and high school students. I usually don’t even bother […]

Spiritual Irritant

I assure you, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. Matthew 21:21a NLT ___ You know what IcyHot is, right? In case you don’t, it’s a gel-based pain reliever you can buy pretty much anywhere. There are at least a dozen different brands – I like […]

5 Ways To Be In The Top 5%

“About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Which of us is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?'” Matthew 18:1 NLT ___ Chapter 18 of the Gospel of Matthew opens with the disciples all wanting to know who would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. If I’m being honest, I’d have […]

Though He Slay Me

She replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters’ table.” (Matthew 15:27 NLT) Conviction. Where’s yours? What’s it in? What do you believe so deeply, so surely in that it’s as much a part of you as your arm or leg? What do you believe […]

All Right

“‘All right,’ he said.” Matthew 13:37a NLT ___ Someone very wise once told me that the best way to get beyond whatever current “rut” I am stuck in, is to reach out to someone who has already been in that rut and has gotten out. He said that the people that are really and truly out […]

What if Life Came With a Guarantee?

“Listen! A Farmer went out to plant some seeds…” Matthew 13:3b NLT ___ One day it occurred to me that I have sons… sons that will be grown, independent men someday. ***DON’T WORRY!!! This is not a “parent’s only” topic. It’s more about the wisdom that hides in plain sight right in front of us […]

Am I One

“Any kingdom at war with itself is doomed. A city or home divided against itself is doomed.” Matthew 12:26b NLT ___ So I finally made it to the theater to go see Rogue One with my family. I told my husband afterwards that – had I never seen another Star Wars before this one – […]

The Blinds and The Brick

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV ___ Outside the waiting room window is a brick wall. Because of how the open window blinds were positioned against the lines of the brick […]

BS in DS

So don’t be afraid Matthew 10:31a NLT ___ I don’t know what your experience with higher education was like, but mine is unfortunately similar to the credit card that I was approved for when I turned 18: I know I spent a LOT of money on it, but I don’t remember what I got with it. […]

Pray Like You You Mean It

A couple years back I went to a seminar where I learned there are three types of questions. Me/Me Questions: It sounds like I’m asking YOU a question, but the question really just helps the conversation be more about ME. Me/You Questions: The questions helps both YOU & ME learn more about each other. You/You […]