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Settling in to this season

Settling in to this season

How do you respond to a difficult season? What if you discovered you could get through it better if you stopped wishing it away and decided to settle in? That isn’t what you want to hear when you are where you don’t want to be. But the verse I look at in today's ten...

When you don’t get what you want

When you don’t get what you want

Here's the question: Do you want a faith that enables you to look at what is presented to you and wait to see it through God’s eyes? Or will you settle for a faith that looks at what is in front of you and love or leave God depending on what is there? This week on my...

A journey everyone should take

A journey everyone should take

A month ago I went home. Not just home, but home home. Back to the beginning of my roots. For me, that meant a long trip to a small neighborhood in Bosnia. Just a couple miles and a border away from Dubrovnik, where my husband and I had the opportunity to stay. At one...

Help and Hope in Trials

Help and Hope in Trials

Why is God allowing me to suffer?, we cry, searching for answers as to why something is- or is not- happening in our life. The problem of pain can create spiritual distance between us and God, and even cause some of us to abandon our faith. But the verse I talk about...

A bigger story than you

A bigger story than you

Could you be involved in a bigger story than you think? And if so, how do you know how to play your part? This question is the focus of today’s ten minute podcast… and we'll look at a verse in 1 Chronicles 17, which is a book in the bible I’m sure you’ve spent LOTS of...

The School of Faith

The School of Faith

Is there any such thing as a school of faith? If so, how do we enroll? The Bible seems to point to such a school, but you don’t go to a building or website to attend it. It begins when you say yes to God. Your classes are your circumstances, and your curriculum is...

The decision before the decision

The decision before the decision

Falling into temptation does not happen with a single decision. It happens because of all the decisions before that decision that weaken our resolve. How much thought do you put into the little decisions that can derail you in your faith? In this week’s ten minute...

Hearing God’s voice

Hearing God’s voice

When it happens, you may not know what to make of it. The volume goes up, and the words you hear (or read) seem as if they were meant just for you. Sometimes it’s not even audible. It may be a pressing in on your heart-- but it's a sense that God is speaking to you....

Not enough of God

Not enough of God

On Easter we celebrate God doing the impossible-- then we turn to face the overwhelming circumstances of life. Even before we got to church on Easter morning, we were confronted us with news from Sri Lanka that made many of our drives heavy on the way to church. How...