Chosen Parents

You are the parent God chose for your child. Isn’t that a puzzling, sometimes overwhelming concept? As we begin walking the labyrinth of parenting, the paths ahead are blessedly shrouded. The parenting journey includes delights beyond imagination and thorny passages which instill fear and frustration. God’s Word tells us the Creator Himself shepherds those withContinue reading “Chosen Parents”

D.O.G. – Depend on God

My devotion time was led by Hyzer this morning…our 18 oz. grand-dog who spent the night. Opening my prayer time with a plea for God to speak and untangle the chaos in my heart and mind, I immediately heard the waking whines of Hyzer. And here’s what I heard from my Father. Want to hearContinue reading “D.O.G. – Depend on God”

Can YOU hear your song?

Your song is beautiful and sounds like the fruit of the spirit. It sings with the heart of God:   A great place to begin to hear your song clearly is digging deep into the very heart of God. Knowing Him is the key to knowing yourself…and your song.  Fill out the form below forContinue reading “Can YOU hear your song?”

Blending In or Called Out?

While there’s a cry in every heart to be uniquely valued–to be loved, there’s a competing cry to blend in and not to draw attention to yourself (unless there’s something about yourself you think will give you attention you really want).  High school & college students are a great example…in any gathering of students, hair, make-upContinue reading “Blending In or Called Out?”

Dove Notes: Do you hear me?

Welcome Back!  If you missed the intro to this little series of lessons from my doves, visit here. The first Dove Note God sent through my doves was this:  “I enjoy conversation!” TRUTH:  DOVES ARE SOCIAL! Sometimes I will awaken in the middle of the night and hear my doves chattering to one another.  TheirContinue reading “Dove Notes: Do you hear me?”

Dove Notes: Intro

A single mention of anything in Scripture ought to be paid attention to.  But when there are multiple mentions of any one thing, it seems to me God has something important in mind!  It piques my interest. Scripture mentions doves over thirty times.  Often the context gives great honor to the dove.  The most well-knownContinue reading “Dove Notes: Intro”

Tagging God isn’t (always) Aligning with God

For all of recorded time, humanity has brazenly used God’s name to affirm its choices.  Much like “tagging” a friend on Facebook, we tack God’s name on our activities, thereby implying His presence and approval.  From wars to divorces to abortion, we humans audaciously attach His Name to plans and projects His heart never conceived…evenContinue reading “Tagging God isn’t (always) Aligning with God”

Are you busy & burdened? Come.

Working.  Carrying burdens.  Struggling to keep up, to carry on.  Does it sound like a description of your life?  Does it sound like a description of a blessed life? We live in a busy world.  Our technology is a blessing and a curse.  The more we can get done, the more we feel we mustContinue reading “Are you busy & burdened? Come.”

Attentive and All-In

Building character is a lifetime endeavor with an endless variety of beautiful attributes to consider.  To start this new year, we will focus on two traits clearly evidenced in Jesus’ life:  attentiveness and an all-in commitment!  The verses we will use as a foundation of these traits are Hebrews 2:1 and Colossians 3:23. Hebrews 2:1. Continue reading “Attentive and All-In”