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 […]

What I [Be]lieve

“Not all people who sound religious are really godly.” Matthew 7:21a NLT ___ You know how you might’ve heard something a thousand times but it never really stuck? Then one day somebody puts that same something in a really attractive font and slaps it onto a picture of someone standing at the top of a […]

Ugh-nemies

In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in Heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too. Matthew 5:45 NLT ___ A checklist to see if you have enemies: (Keep mental tally of […]

This Just Got Real

Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil. Matthew 4:1 NLT ___ The Devil shows up after Jesus had been alone fasting in the desert for 40 days and nights. He offers Jesus three temptations: Turn these stones into bread, jump off this cliff […]

Waiting Room

You parents – if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Matthew 9:9 NLT ___ I don’t know what you do when the “answer” isn’t clear. I panic and try to research the options to death. But the really tricky questions don’t always have a “right” and […]

Whose Father?!

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with him.” Matthew 3:17 NLT ___ I haven’t heard people share misinterpreted song lyrics in awhile… maybe it’s because we have YouTube videos with lyrics on them now. No one has to guess anymore if there’s a “bathroom on […]