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By Faith

    Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11 For some reason I woke up this morning an hour earlier than I normally do. I then tried to will myself back to sleep but felt the urging to get up and get my day going. During this season in my life, when I sense the need to do something, I have learned to be obedient. As I become more discerning, I realize that is the Holy Spirit speaking into me and I just need to obey the call. Little did I know that the longing to write this morning would wash over me …

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We Can Trust Him When We Step Out in Faith

    The other morning I felt the urge to go on a walk outside, but I took one look outside and decided that was a bad idea.  In fact, I had reasonable justification not to go.  1. It was foggy; I wouldn’t be able to see.  2. It was cold; I hate the cold.  3. I didn’t get very much sleep last night; I’m tired.  However, the feeling was so strong that I decided to get on my winter workout clothes and go.  I got my music ready, mustered up the courage, took one step outside, and turned around, …

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Extreme Experiences

Life is full of experiences. Recently I experienced extremes for sure. One was a conversation with a “Christian” literary agent. It was a very short back and forth over devotionals and books. She had asked to see some of my work. So I sent her some devotionals. She answered back within a few minutes with a nice but negative response. Her response kind of hit me in the emotions. But I know God called me to write. But right after that conversation I saw a post where a faith friend shared something I posted and gave a beautifully positive response. …