The Transformational Power of Remembering

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In my experience one of the greatest tools for giving thanks is to remember. I remember a season when ministry was, quite frankly, not going well at all. Criticism was coming from every direction, … Read More

Where Is Shame Hiding?

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Dr. Brené Brown, an author and research professor, has done extensive research on shame. She defines shame as“the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, … Read More

4 Choices of a Resilient Heart

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Discouragement hits all of us at times. The disappointments and challenges of life leave us feeling drained and dismayed. We’ve all been there. The question is: how do we bounce back from discouragement? The Psalmist David is a remarkable example … Read More

3 Keys to Cultivating a Heart of Hope  

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One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 25. Did you know that it is an acrostic Psalm? The first word of each verse begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Pretty cool, huh? But beyond the poetry of the … Read More

Why Christ in You is Great News!

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  Recently, I read about the great Italian violinist Paganini. One night as he stepped onto the stage he realized he didn’t have his best, most valuable violin. He quickly scurried backstage to see if he could find it, only … Read More

You Are Appointed and Anointed – Live with Confidence!

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  I was 25 and living in Khartoum, Sudan, in east Africa. My husband Steve was serving as the pastor of the international chapel in Khartoum. The country was in a civil war, and me—I was trying to figure out … Read More

“Who Do You Say That I Am?”… and Who He Says You Are.  

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This summer, Steve and I had many wonderful moments with our grandkids. My heart is full. One memory sticks out in my mind of my little granddaughter Selah (age 6) singing and twirling to Hillsong’s new song, “Who You Say … Read More

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