“Jesus: Got Questions?” is here

You might have been reading this blog for years, but maybe you don’t know my faith story. I was about ten years old when I ran over a little book with my bicycle. I hopped off my bike to get a closer look. The cover was torn off, but the first page said something like, […]

A Grand Time

A “Grand” Time

There’s nothing quite like getting an email from your coworker that gently asks, “What are you writing about this week?” After a brief moment of panic, I pulled out the computer. I thought I had already written this blog post! My response: “I have no idea!” So, this will be a short “Spring Break” kind […]

Live blessed: He is coming soon

Live blessed: He is coming soon

Jesus is coming—soon. Have you ever wondered why Jesus said he was coming soon? It’s been more than two thousand years since Christ appeared to John on the island of Patmos and gave him the book of Revelation. Toward the end of the revelation, Jesus said, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, […]

Marie Kondo’s Advice

Who is Marie Kondo? I kept noticing a beautiful Japanese woman popping up on various news programs and talk shows. Her name is Marie Kondo and, apparently, I’m late to her fan base. Marie Kondo has written a best seller titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and has a hit show on Netflix. That […]

If Elvis Had Lived

Last Sunday, NBC aired the fiftieth-anniversary show of Elvis Presley’s 1978 comeback show. Jim and I caught the last hour. Blake Shelton hosted, and it was packed with a lot of today’s most popular musicians, each singing a song Elvis made famous. I couldn’t help but think how much Elvis would have enjoyed watching it. […]

Don’t Forget God’s Valentine

Most of us will celebrate and honor the people we love this week. But let’s remember to honor the One who created the concept. God is love (1 John 4:8). He deserves our first and highest commitment of love. Jesus told us that loving God was the most important commandment (Luke 10:27), and then added […]

You’ve Been Upcycled

Football season has come to a close and, chances are, you have a little more free time on Sunday afternoons. Next Sunday, you should check out a show called Flea Market Flip. People compete by shopping for things at a flea market and then upcycling those items into a new and more relevant table, chair, […]

God’s Grading System

I just finished a great book by Larry Osborne titled Mission Creep: The Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship. I marked that book up! It is underlined, starred, and, in several spots, I just wrote “WOW” or “Yes.” (I’m lending my copy to a friend, so I didn’t write “oops” and “uh-oh” by […]

The Best Way to End Arguments

The older I get, the more valuable time seems. And I don’t want to spend a lot of time debating people who aren’t looking for an answer as much as an argument. My husband, Jim, was preaching from Luke 5 when the idea for this blog post was born. In that passage, Peter, the apostle, […]