Why Self-Effort Makes Having a Happy Marriage More Difficult

Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Looking over my journals for the last 20+ years, I can clearly see how much time I’ve spent whining and begging God to do something for me that He’s already done. I’ve pleaded with Him to be with me, to take care of me, and to bless what I’m trying to do. In short, I’ve […]

How to Live Above Depression & Anxiety

living the life God has planned for you

What if the answer to your current struggles is completely off your map? What if there is more to be gained from your circumstances than you can see? How would you live differently if you knew The Lord has greater plans for your life? Most of us experience depression and anxiety everyday. Perhaps not to […]

2 Truths You Must Embrace to Live an Authentic Life

and remain steadfast in the face of challenges

I’ve always believed that knowing Jesus should make a real difference – not only in terms of where we spend the hereafter – but also in the here-&-now of our daily existence. So how do we connect the dots between what we believe & what happens to us in “real” life? Or do we? As […]

How to Deal with a Difficult Person

something needed to change

Not long ago, I spent the better part of 18 months in a highly toxic environment. The woman in charge was fearful. Angry. Tight-fisted. Controlling. Micro-manager to the max. She was an emotional bully & my growing disdain for her was understandable. That is, until the Holy Spirit reminded me of Jesus’ words … “Love your enemies […]

How to Live Undaunted & Filled with Wisdom

You have a dream for your life. God actually gave it to you Himself. His desire is that you would live undaunted. That is, He does not want you to be intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. However, life often feels like everything is going against you. You’re in a battle. A battle […]