A Girl Without a Side

I’ve decided not to pick a side. Well, the Lord said to me, “Don’t pick a side.” I had to repent. Once a side is chosen, once the line is drawn, God’s truth becomes secondary to our chosen side’s truth. Once a side is chosen, we begin to scour the internet for voices to confirm our side’s point of view instead of listening to God. When a side is chosen,...

The Sky Is Blue

The sky is blue. Why would anyone feel the need to declare such an obvious and simple truth? Maybe, I live in a remote part of Alaska which may experience darkness for 67 consecutive days. Maybe it’s the 33rd day of darkness and I am desperately trying to remember what daylight looks like. So, to give myself hope, I remind my spirit, “The Sky is blue.” Maybe I have been...

Agree in the Lord

So much arguing. So much division. Masks or no mask? Open the state or close the state? Black Lives Matter or All lives matter? Vote democratic or vote republican? The debate rages. There were two women. Both loved the Lord. Both had co-labored with Christ. Both had made sacrifices for the Spread of the Gospel. Both undoubtedly Christian. Yet these two women were in disagreement. Their discord must have been...

Love is All You Need

🎶 All you need is Love. Lalalala. All you need is Love. Love is all you need. 🎶 I’m meditating on that simple truth this morning. What does love look like in the middle of racial unrest? What does love look like in the middle of a pandemic? What does love look like in a contentious political season? Jesus defined love when He said, “Love each other as I have...

Do Not Be Afraid

He created you. Meticulously knitted you in your mother’s womb. You were created for His glory. He knows you personally. He calls you by name. You are His. He has purchased you with a price. You are precious to Him. He honors you. He loves you. You have been chosen to know Him. Believe Him. Trust Him. Do not be afraid. For He is God. The Holy One. Savior. He...

What’s Next?

It’s the joke of the internet – What is the next disaster of 2020? It’s a joke but as Chaucer said, ”Many a truth have been spoken in jest.” And the truth behind that statement is “fear”. When I reflect on my personal life, it seems I have been living in chaos since March of 2019. And every time I think this season has ended, another begins more unpleasant than...

What I Want

“I’m sorry about George Floyd,” my dear, dear Caucasian friend texted me this morning. But instead of bringing me comfort, it made me angry. Right before I read her text, the Holy Spirit asked me this question, “What do you want?” I don’t want you to be “sorry” about George Floyd. I want you to acknowledge the system and social climate that has led to this moment. I want you...

Too Wonderful?

I heard a story of a couple separating because of infidelity. I immediately assumed it was the husband. I began to judge the husband in my heart. I assumed the worst about him. Now, does that make me a man hating sexist? No. But because I kind of didn’t like the husband before and I assumed men cheat more than women, I created a narrative in my head that was...

No Favoritism

Peter was given an amazing revelation. In Acts 10 Peter witnessed first hand the power of God being poured out upon the Gentiles. This was revolutionary! Peter was the first to see the equality purchased at the cross. He was the first disciple to participate in this historic event: The Holy Spirit poured out upon the Gentiles. Peter declared the following truth: I see very clearly, God shows no favoritism!...

A Different Spirit

When I watch images of police officers using excessive force… Woman calling the police on African American males… White men detaining an African American delivery man… Southerners shooting a young black male for entering a house under construction.. What I see, what I hear, is a world with the inability to see God in each individual person. This is not a new phenomenal. It is as old as biblical days....