The Most Precious Gift You Already Have

The Most Precious Gift You Already Have

I end the day with thanks, realizing how often I forget to praise God for what is.   In the gap between praying about worry and crisis, we fail to simply give thanks.   For the simple things. In the gap between praying about worry and crisis, we fail to simply give...
The Gift You Wouldn’t Expect

The Gift You Wouldn’t Expect

All good gifts come down by the Father of the heavenly lights, who doesn’t change like shifting shadows (James 1:17). This verse is the foundation of a new message I’ve shared recently. It’s a fitting verse for this time of year–God sending...
4 Ways to Deal With Hurt

4 Ways to Deal With Hurt

Hurt is something we’ve all experienced. My first memory of being physically hurt was falling and cutting my lip on a metal toolbox when I was three. I still have the scar. My first memory of being emotionally hurt was when, as the youngest, an older sibling called me...

Why Love is a Dirty Word to Me

I shy away from the moral and cultural religious wars of today. I cautiously disengage from new age, occultic, and secular beliefs that have infiltrated the church, and those that are also on the legalistic, dogmatic side. There’s so much rhetoric, it’s...
When You’re THAT Loser Mom

When You’re THAT Loser Mom

“Brenda, are you picking the kids up?” my friend called me on the phone. I forgot I had volunteered to drive the carpool to 4-H that night–what a loser mom. And I thought I was doing great. I had muffins in the oven, was ready to put the fish in the broiler. The...