What does the word ‘relent’ mean in the song lyrics, “You Won’t Relent” by Misty Edwards? You won’t relent until you have it all, my heart is yours. You won’t relent until you have it all, my heart is yours. Female inmates at the jail asked me what this word […]
He has put eternity in their hearts, Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us. God has placed eternity in our heart, so it is not a surprise that I think about heaven frequently. How about you? As the violence in this ugly world increases daily, do you find yourself longing for the day […]
Summers in Florida are scorchers. Ask any of the beet red tourists who needed to hurry their tan along. One typical summer day in June 2007, my husband and I viewed the Oscar nominated film, Jesus Camp in air-conditioned comfort. The movie depicts events at a charismatic Christian camp, where children […]
Enjoying my morning coffee and serene lake view, I sat unaware of the turf war soon to play out before me. Our backyard has become a feeding ground for birds and waterfowl. This particular May morning, an enormous black and white Muscovy duck slid across the water, landing in my […]
Holiness begins inside us. “First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too” (Matt 23:26 NLT). “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (1 John 3 NKJV).
Names have been in existence as long as humanity. God created a timeless tradition when He gave Adam the first name, meaning “formed of the earth.” In the same manner, humans have been assigning names since the beginning of recorded time. Why names? Part of the answer is found in […]
Another excerpt from my devotional activity journal, working title: Tattooed King. While seated in silent contemplation in the Presence of the Lord, instrumental music washing over and around me, this poem came as a response of my heart of worship to my beloved King. Finding the Time You whispered to my […]
I can be like a child sometimes, resistant to the work of the Spirit in my life. Maybe you have found yourself in a hard wilderness season you don’t want to be in. Maybe you are one who compliantly allows God to teach you the lesson you need to learn […]