The Circle Maker

My mom has been reading this book by Mark Batterson.The Circle MakerPraying circles around your biggest dreams and greatest fears. I didn’t know what to think.Would it be another name-it-and-claim-it prayer book?No, quite the contrary! The legend of the Circle Maker.1st century BC.A devastating drought.Honi.With a six-foot staff in his hand, Hone began to turn […]


“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would […]

Unspeakable Joy

This year, I pray that God will fill our home with unspeakable joy … inexpressible joy! I pray that God will fill me with His joy … that I might rejoice over my kids and Steve. May the joy of the Lord fill this place! Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, […]


… the tongue is a small fire, a world of unrighteousness.  The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. .. no human being can tame the tongue.  It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.  With it […]

The Great Red Dragon

The fall of Satan. As early as I can remember, I was taught about the fall of Satan.You know …* he was a great archangel* he grew proud* he was cast out of heaven with 1/3 of the angelsIn every church I have ever attended, I have been taught this story about Satan. In my […]

Unworthy Servant

“Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, “Come at once and reline at table?”  Will he not rather say tho him, “Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward […]

Vision and Values

Vision and values are critical to life and ministry.Without vision, a marriage or ministry is easily led off track.I can absolutely attest to this!There have been times when Steve and I have lost site of where we are going (vision)… only to find ourselves in significant conflict.Vision keeps us on the same path … moving […]


Many authors have penned books, trying to help men and women make marriages work.A slew of titles remind us just how different we are! 5 love languagesMen are from Mars – Women are from VenusMen are like waffles – Women are like spaghettiLove & Respect – The love she most desires, the respect he desperately […]


Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.  Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.  Proverbs 16:32 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear,  […]

Count it all Joy

Parenting is hard work.In fact, I think it is by far the most challenging job I have ever had. Every word I speak matters.Every action weighs in the balance. My friend, Andie Davidson, writes Bible studies at Quiet Times for Kids.We recently started The Peacemaker Study. As we read through the six principles for peace, I […]