Little Reminders of Truth

Easter has come and gone. My house still has the decorations up and I will get to putting away eggs, bunnies and crosses. But for now, I am reminded of new beginnings. Jesus came to give us life, real life, abundant life, full life. That is what the cross was about. He took our...
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Are you paying attention?

I had been there before. The winding road that leads to the property was familiar, or so I thought. Infact, so familiar that I never considered asking for directions.  I just jumped in the car and set out for my destination. No GPS, no written instructions, no address. Just me...
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Joy is promised after the pain…

I am about to enter a new season…Grand-parenting! I am going to be a grandmother very soon! Yipee! My beautiful step-daughter Ashley is having a little boy and is in labor today. Oh, how I wish she didn’t have to go through what she will endure in the next few hours....
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Rebuilding Involves Clearing Away the Old

I grew up in Redondo Beach, California. We lived in the same little old house my entire life. It was small, old and on a crummy street. Still, it was our house and the memories attached to it held strong ties to our hearts. In 1973 the City offered our block of houses incentive...
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Rebuilding is a Promise

I have been in a remodeling project. It’s not my kitchen, bathroom or any other place in my house. The remodeling I am undergoing is in a much more important living space–my heart and mind. Yes, friends, God is doing the work of remodeling and renovating my interior...
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Struggling? God is at Work IN you…

Amazing how we don’t realize that in the middle of our daily grind, in the center of our struggles and problems, God is at work IN us. Once we realize the truth of this, we begin to see our problems in a way that causes us to say ” Thank You” in the middle of...
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God's Assignments: A Radical Sabattical, One Truth at a Time

Hello Friends… Not much blogging this summer. But the Spirit of God has been editing my heart and mind, etching the truth of God’s Word deeply into my thinking and processing.  My journal is full and my heart is even fuller than what my words can pen in my little...
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This Year's Theme: JOY

Each year I look for a theme, a word, a verse that I can hold on to and focus on. That way I am not running around trying to embrace every last thing, but I am single focused and my roots go deep into that year’s theme. Last year it was “YES LORD” and though the...
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Revolutionzied by a New Pattern of Life

Transformed is the word our women’s advisory team chose for our women at Cornerstone Fellowship this season. Our spiritual theme is “Woman Transformed”, and everything we plan wraps itself around that single theme. So, naturally, I have been processing that...
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What does it matter?

Paul was experiencing the worst of times, in jail. But, he was also experiencing the best of times, trusting God and reflecting constantly on the goodness of God in every one of life’s mishaps and situations. The good and the bad, the fair and the unfair…that’s...
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