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Why Would Anyone Listen to Me?

“Why would anyone listen to me? I’m a late-30’s chick who hasn’t experienced everything in life, doesn’t have all the answers and can’t fix anyone.” That’s what flashes through my mind anytime someone tells me that God has spoken to them through me. But isn’t that the coolest thing? I have Jesus living in me,…

Religion Vs. Faith

I have been thinking a lot recently about the differences between religion and faith. So often in counseling, I talk with people who have been steeped in religion and can’t see Jesus because of all the religious garbage. Religion is when life is up to me. Faith is when life is up to God. I…

Hope

When the pain seems to suffocate you and leave you no place to breathe, He is there. When the agony of loss quiets your voice and tempers everything with darkness, He is there. When things seem to make no sense and keep spiraling out of control, He is there. When the mundane life things echo…

Living in Expectation

And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:9 It is weird when you are in the midst of grief after…

Peace at Christmas

And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be…