Choosing God’s Truth

Less than a year ago, God nudged me to attend a retreat where I knew no one. It felt a little like jumping out of a plane, but I took that leap of obedience anyway. There I met women who “got” me. Women who love God. Women who encourage others in their walk of faith…

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How God Redeems and Restores

O how abundant is your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear you, and accomplished for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of everyone. Psalm 31:19 Can God’s redemption and restoration reveal itself in a 34 year old RV parked in a dusty, Texas ghost town? As I sit…

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Is It Well With Your Soul?

Disappointments. Disease. Death. Sometimes these come at you in rapid fire and you feel cornered. Surrounded. When they do, I’ve been prone to shake my fist and give up. Frustrated and void of hope. Then Christ washed me in His grace six years ago. As a newborn in my personal walk with Jesus, one of…

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How God Opens Our Eyes

Do you recall standing in line as an elementary student, with all your friends and classmates, as the school nurse performed her annual vision check? I know I’m showing my age, but I do. As a fourth grader, I was sent home with a note for my parents advising that I probably needed glasses. My…

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How God Gets Our Attention

God sometimes chooses the smallest of things to get our attention. Then he poignantly delivers his message. Recently I sat on the deck of a rustic cabin early one morning overlooking a tranquil lake. I intended to spend time on my daily Bible study. The water was smooth as glass and a layer of fog…

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What Jesus Sees

White twinkling lights draped the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. They were beautiful in the darkened room, but the spoken words proved to be mesmerizing. Suzie¹ spoke of how deeply our Heavenly Father loves us and “right now invitations.” She spoke of surrendering and creating sacred spaces during the weekend to be alone with God and…

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Jesus, what do I do when I fail?

Only a few hours earlier I’d bonded with this precious new friend at breakfast. We sat and talked for nearly two hours, sharing backgrounds and dreams. This Texas small town girl felt an unlikely kinship with this Chicago gal and I was excited about this newly forged friendship. Now I’d just flipped her into waist…

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Holy Boldness

This past weekend I drove 1200+ miles round trip to Suzie Eller’s “Come With Me Launch Party & Retreat” at a ranch in northeast Oklahoma on the OK/AR stateline. I knew no one. Not a soul. Earlier this summer, Satan tried to sabotage this trip. “You have no business being there. You don’t belong.” He…

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Make our “not enough,” enough!

As Hurricane Harvey’s first wave of devastation landed, news media began to flood my television twenty-four hours a day with picture after picture of horrific damage and loss in the Rockport and Victoria areas of the Coastal Bend. All the while I sat cool and comfortable in my home. My elderly parents and youngest brother…

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Pass the Salt, Please!

How often do you hear, “Pass the salt, please?” as you sit around your dinner table. It’s a daily occurrence in my family. When it comes to food, we’re a well-seasoned family. But are we well-seasoned in our faith? Recently a verse piqued my interest as I studied the book of Leviticus: “Season all your…

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