It's hard calling it "Good Friday." Because for what it appeared, it looked to be anything but good. The Messiah flogged, beaten, spit upon, mocked and his tattered flesh brutally nailed to a wooden splinter-ridden cross. Sounds more like #worstdayever Ohhh honey... but I believe Jesus knew deep down, despite the physical agony, despite the … Continue reading It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.
Mercy. Google defines it as "compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm." Can you use a little mercy today? Think about this for a moment. There are 365 days in a year. Take your age and multiply that by 365. Seriously, do … Continue reading lawd have mercy.
Reading in Revelations this morning, I was humbled to the point of tears. The kids will be up soon and I don't want you to miss this so I'll make it quick. Ready? Your prayers aren't just hitting the ceiling. (I know sometimes it really does feel this way, doesn't it?) No, my sweet … Continue reading Your Prayers are Precious to God
"God's not dead, He's surely alive! He's living on the inside roaring like a lion." - Newsboys And that He did. Today, actually. This morning I found myself in the shower crying. The realization that God uses cracked vessels to accomplish His will is so overwhelming. "Use me, Lord. I just want … Continue reading Naked Prayers
Sometimes we find ourselves being thrusted into uncomfortable, unfamiliar places. Life gets unbearable, painful and just plain sucky at times. It's easy in our human nature to tense up, clam up and close up. But instead - God wants us to grow. He wants us to prosper and gain wisdom and knowledge. And sometimes we … Continue reading In the Potter’s Hands
Light and darkness cannot coexist. Either there is total darkness without the presence of light, or there is light overtaking the darkness. Think about it. Your bedroom is pitch black because all lights are off. When you turn on a lamp or flip a light switch - instant light! The darkness can no longer remain … Continue reading Step Into the Light
Don't let the enemy or anyone else convince you that you're not good enough, educated enough or seasoned enough. There are so many negative, life sucking labels we carry. Whether they have been placed by ourselves or someone else - it's time they're removed. God didn't call perfect people - He is calling … Continue reading Ordinary, Average Joe