Unexpected Breakthrough

Sometimes breakthrough is a process. The woodpecker doesn’t stop to worry about what the other birds think about them, it just does what it is designed to do. ~ Sammy Robinson When I read this quote in the blog of my friend, Elizabeth Horbelt,* the words reminded me of...

Soaring Free

Many of you know that God placed a passion in my heart to grow in my new freedom and help others live in freedom too. Here’s a powerful story from my study Bible that deepened my determination to keep soaring free! Perhaps you will be impacted as well. “A farmer once...

Stretching Our Faith

“I want to do that, Lord, but I don’t know how.” Have you ever expressed these words to God when faced with a task beyond your ability? Why do we so quickly forget that when God gives us an unexpected idea, or challenges us to try something new, or...

New Beginnings

There’s something about turning the calendar to a new year. It represents a chance to start again. God has been weaving our stories throughout this past year. Each story has now come to an end, with all its twists and turns, traumas and triumphs, joys and heartaches. The ending...

Mary’s Heart

Hearing the song Mary Did You Know? always moves me to tears. Each time I try to imagine the emotions that swirled in Mary’s heart when the angel Gabriel presented the life-altering news that she would give life to the Son of God. Have you ever wondered how Mary...

Appreciate What You Have

What a great perspective for us to embrace this year, especially during this week of Thanksgiving. I sometimes take things for granted, do you? Acknowledging what I have, however, helps me look above difficult circumstances, disappointments, and fears, and focus on God rather than myself. Being thankful, restores my hope...

Our Window of Time is Now

I sat with my legs dangling over the marble ledge at the front of the Lincoln Memorial in the National Mall.  Three friends and I melded with more than 55,000 people to march in Washington D.C. on September 26, as participants of the Prayer March 2020 organized and led by...

Dancing to the Music

As a ballroom dancer, I was intrigued by this challenge. Life does play whatever music it wants. Some tunes may prompt us to drop what we’re doing, cast our cares aside, and move with abandonment. Melodious sounds might cause us to slow down and dream of what could be,...

Light in the Darkness

  In these last months we have seen so much darkness. Feelings of hopelessness have overwhelmed many people in this country and around the world. How does God want us to respond? His Word makes it clear that He wants us to shine His light in this dark place....

No! I can’t do that!

  You may remember that my April Monthly Musings centered on the disciple Peter, who floundered after the death of his friend, Jesus. As he stood at the sea, he announced to his friends, “I’m going fishing.” A decision that would take him back to his old, familiar way...