Spring: The Season of New Beginnings

God of the Seasons The tagline on my logo is “Blessings, Breakthroughs, Beginnings.”  Our God is the creator of seasons, and He is definitely a fan of new beginnings.   Genesis 8:22 says, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”  It is … Read more

Whatever Happened To The Jesus Revolution?

Let The Son Shine I’m sure you’ve heard of the new film released last month called Jesus Revolution.  It tells the true story of the Jesus People Movement, a youth-centered revival which started on the West Coast in the Sixties and rapidly spread across the country.  Hundreds of thousands of kids who had been caught … Read more

Why Is It So Hard To Change?

There isn’t a person alive who hasn’t had that thought.  We all have areas in our lives that we would like to see changed. I recently read an interesting book called Change Masters:  How to Actually Make the Changes You Already Know You Need to Make by Barry J. Moltz.  It’s a book targeted for … Read more

Getting Into God’s Word

My Introduction To The Bible The night I gave my heart to Christ, the woman who had led me in prayer gave me a New Testament.  She wrote the date on the inside cover, saying, “This is your rebirthday!  You’ll want to remember it.”  Then she handed the book to me and said, “The Bible … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions: Yes or No?

“New Year, New You?” New Year’s Day has come and gone.  But my inbox is still overflowing with emails urging me to set resolutions so I can improve my life and manifest prosperity and grow to my maximum and yadda yadda yadda.  If you haven’t detected from my tone yet, these emails don’t generate a … Read more

“Peace On Earth”…Really?

Joy To The World? I sighed as I turned off the news broadcast.  More gloom and doom.  Same as yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, and… Here we are, only a few weeks till Christmas.  I’ve been reading the Christmas story in my Bible, beginning with Matthew 1 and 2.  Now … Read more

Created With Potential

What God Can Do When I came to Christ as a troubled teen, I had a very negative view of life in general and myself in particular.  Years of verbal and emotional abuse and rejection had left me with a loser mentality.  I was beaten down.  My self image and self esteem were so low … Read more

Be Thankful– It’s Good For You!

“Let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28b). Did you know that starting your day with gratitude and thanksgiving is one of the best things you can do to improve your life? It has an immediate, powerful impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing.    Long-term studies support gratitude’s … Read more

10 Harvest Truths

As I write this, September has begun, and we are transitioning from a blistering summer to a breezy fall.  The sunflowers are drooping and fading while the mums are about to burst into bloom.  It’s a beautiful time of year, a time of harvest. Harvest for some of us means little more than decorations:  pumpkins, … Read more

Savor The Season You’re In

Remember The Byrds? Back in my childhood (and no, we’re not talking about the Dark Ages, unless you’re thinking of the internet, in which case– oh, never mind) there was a point where transistor radios were the “in” thing to have.  They came with a little earphone, or you could play it without.  They were … Read more