Archive for the ‘ Forgiveness ’ Category

A Powerful Love

14th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Before I get into sharing on God’s amazing love, I wanted to say that I haven’t forgotten my promise of three more principles to guide us in facing the mountains in our lives. I said last week that I would write on that this week. And then this morning I realized it’s Valentine’s Day AND […]


The Mountains in our Lives

7th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Recently I posted a question on Facebook: “If you had to name the number one ‘mountain’ you know you are facing in 2017, what would it be?”  The answers ranged from “developing better health habits” to “healing from terminal disease” to “Satan’s attacks on our children.” It was a pretty thorough list of the kinds […]


Love Undeserved

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

In Mark 10, a story is told about a rich, young man who comes seeking answers from Jesus. Approaching Jesus along his journey, he sought an immediate audience.  Mark actually tells us he ran right up to Jesus and knelt before him. Interrupting Jesus’ journey did not seem to concern him at all. He had […]


A Peace Unbreakable

16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Years ago, I spent a period of time reading Scripture in Spanish. One day I was reading in John and came across this oh-so-familiar verse (14:27) “My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it.” In Spanish however this verse said, “My peace I give to you, the peace […]


Belonging

2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

As I write this I’m sitting in a hotel room in Guarulhos, Brazil. Although it is my first time to visit Brazil, it has felt a little bit like coming home. Many of the customs and even some of the food remind me of Venezuela. I’m also blessed to have several students in my workshop […]


Looking with Love

26th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently I was meeting with a dear friend over coffee and we were sharing what God is teaching us about life and love. The subject of pride came up and how difficult it is to show grace to individuals who don’t think they need it. Immediately a story from Mark 10 came to mind. Jesus […]


Looking to Him–From Jaden’s Perspective

25th May 2016 | 0 Comments

When we moved to Wisconsin my kids really struggled with the transition. Leaving the stability of life in Florida was a real challenge. Everything they dreaded was every bit as hard as they had feared. And honestly it was harder. For three months of our life in Wisconsin the boys could not see Joel at […]


Stepping out of the Shadow of Shame–Humble Accountability

19th April 2016 | 0 Comments

I want to share a story Joel told me after he had been in prison for about two years. It is a gut-wrenchingly honest confession; one that was hard for me to read (and frankly still is). But I share it now, because in this letter, Joel’s vulnerability and willingness to seek God’s help is […]


Shadows and Joy

12th April 2016 | 0 Comments

I have been working on the manuscript of a second book for almost four years now. Unlike my first book, this one has taken a lot longer to write,and often that is because I am writing about experiences as they happen. When people ask me what the book is about I tell them it’s the […]


A Redemption Story

30th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Life isn’t perfect…even the good isn’t the best. Even happy endings, don’t erase the trauma. But redemption promises something more. Something that starts in the imperfect of this world, but culminates in the perfect of eternity. Something that takes the horrible and the good, and works in it all for the best. Something that reminds […]