It’s Not too Late for More

It’s hard to believe in just 31 days, we will say goodbye to another decade, an era will end. At the beginning of 2019, I heard the Lord say, “more”. I got excited. I prepared for more – more of Him, more opportunities to speak, more financially, more. But I was not prepared for the more to come with “more opposition”. Honestly, I wasn’t prepared to fight for the more....

Family Life

  This was an amazing Thanksgiving. All of my children were home. We had new friends with us this year. No drama. But the highlight of this year’s Thanksgiving was meeting my brother, Larry, for the first time. You see, this summer I discovered I had a brother I did not know existed. He is the spitting image of my dad. When it was confirmed by DNA Larry was our...

Heartache

She had prayed but her brother did not get better. She sent word to Jesus, “The one you love is sick.” Jesus did not come. As they waited for Jesus, their brother died. All hope was gone. This was the end. She was heart broken. Grief-stricken. Angry. After four days of mourning, crying, grieving Jesus, her friend, Jesus who had sat at their table and told stories of how he...

Walking Through the Fire

My students were complaining about a decision I made. They said it was “unfair.” And because I am such a compassionate and loving teacher, my response was, “Life is unfair and then you die.” They were not exactly happy with my response. But the truth of the matter is, “Life is unfair.” Sometimes, spouses cheat, financial devastation occur, children get sick, natural disasters destroy, bosses fire, lives are lost. Sometimes...

Surrender

When you are between the promise and the fulfillment, surrender.  If I have learned anything from reading Genesis to Revelation, it is this: “Life rarely turns out like we had planned.” But God can take our mistakes, our failures, our hurts, our pains and our tragedies, and use them for His glory. If we can trust Him with our past, can’t we trust Him with our future?   God is...

We Rise

I was listening to an old Donnie McKlurkin song the other day. The lyrics declare, “We fall down, but we get up.” It’s basically saying, sometimes, we as Christians, miss the mark. We sin. We make mistakes, But we rise again knowing we are forgiven and redeemed, knowing we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:21). But you know, sometimes life pushes us down as well...

The Truth

God is good. When I don’t understand – He is good. When I’m disappointed – He is good. When things are falling apart – He is good. When tragedy comes – He is good. When death steals – He is good. When sickness destroys – He is good. When my prayers seem unanswered – He is good. When tears stain my pillow – He is good. When the marriage falls...

I AM

My child, I was. I will be. I Am. I Am Health. I Am Provision. I Am Wisdom. I Am Love. I Am Acceptance. I Am Peace. I Am Lord. I Am Refuge. I Am Strength. I Am Joy. I Am Hope. What do you need today? Come to the fountain. Partake of my Goodness. Drink from my unlimited resources. This day, I Am whatever you need and tomorrow, I...

Promise or a Plan?

Yesterday, I got some disappointing news. Normally, this would not have been a big deal but with all of the other things going on in my life, this sent me over the edge. I left work and drove to church to have friends pray for me. After our impromptu prayer session, I was in the parking lot leaving, and The Holy Spirit said, “All things work together for your good....

Disappointed No More

Yesterday, my friend Neal was teaching on thinking above the line. He encouraged us to not think the worse was going to happen, but to imagine the best will happen. “If you are going to make up a future, make it a good one,” he encouraged. As I listened to his teaching, the thought kept popping into my head, “Yeah, but I’m tired of being disappointed.” I am generally a...