Does the Promised Land have droughts?

When God delivered His kids from captivity, He said residency in the Promised Land was conditional.  That’s a timeless truth.  The promised land is nothing like the world, and dwelling in it requires a total change.  In the Promised Land, God is the caretaker and our trust must be totally in Him.  Look at howContinue reading “Does the Promised Land have droughts?”

Why won’t he listen to me?

Jump, Scooby, Jump! She’s four.  She’s been on a horse for about four hours in her life.  She knew what he could do.  She knew what she wanted to do.  She spoke clearly and told him so. Scooby, who loves jumping, ignored her.    Her voice became more insistent until the words were a plaintive plea:Continue reading “Why won’t he listen to me?”

Great prices, great resources: CBD

You can support this ministry by shopping at Christian Book Distributors (CBD)! CBD is one of my favorite places to shop. They offer great resources and great prices to help you grow stronger in the Lord. Heartsong Ministry is an affiliate for them which means you can shop through our link and some of theContinue reading “Great prices, great resources: CBD”

Fit Faith: Soul Training for His Glory

Eternal life is the free gift of God.  The walk of faith is demanding! The life of faith requires a solid foundation.  Fit Faith looks at the components of a healthy faith life and provides tools for disciples to utilize.  The Four Sessions of Fit Faith include the life basics of Prayer, Bible Study, Service/ministryContinue reading “Fit Faith: Soul Training for His Glory”

Joy in the Journey

God is always present.  He is the Great I AM.  Sometimes we struggle to see His fingerprints on our lives.  Joy in the Journey comes as we seek to recognize the work of God in our lives–and in the lives of those around us. Joy in the Journey is a tool box for those wantingContinue reading “Joy in the Journey”

How can we look like Christ?

The plan for believers in Christ is that we be transformed into the image of our Savior.  More than two decades after surrendering to God, I realize more and more how much work God still has to do in me!  The only way to know what God is doing in my transformation is to knowContinue reading “How can we look like Christ?”

Spiritual Snacks May Kill

My asparagus bed has been busy; sadly, so have I, but not with it.  In the past couple years, I have tilled and planted.  The bed is prepared to produce plenty of asparagus for our family.  This spring, though, the asparagus sprouted and seeded before I made time to cut it–or weed it.  The harvest wasContinue reading “Spiritual Snacks May Kill”

Chosen Parents

This is actually a piece I did some years ago for another venue.  Sharing today because parenting has been the topic in a number of interactions.  And sharing with thankfulness that God chose us to be the parents of our precious kids.  Sorry, guys…but trust God has a plan :)!  We love you! You areContinue reading “Chosen Parents”

Whose fruit?

There is a silly picture that keeps popping up in my mind.  I see a young fruit tree curling its toes (I mean, roots) and pushing with all its might.  Its face is scrunched and holding its breath, the tree mutters, “COME ON, FRUIT!  POP already.  I’m trying as hard as I can.” On eitherContinue reading “Whose fruit?”