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How to Have a Mary Christmas

How do you have a MARY Christmas?  Read all of Luke 1 and consider yourself about to receive a miracle!  He has many to give to those ready and willing to receive as Elizabeth and Mary were.  Experience His Presence- Then the angel said to Mary, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!  Jesus said it again: … Read more

God’s Greatness

We begin this Thanksgiving week with a grateful heart and a hopeful spirit.  Not because of circumstance or anything we overhear.  But because we know God, intimately in our hearts.  Through His word; by His Spirit, we know that He alone is worthy of our praise.  And if we stop for a few moments to … Read more

Pray with Gratitude

“Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness… Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.”  Psalm 34:1 I am grateful every day that God is greater than my need.  It happened three decades ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.  We faced Missy’s scoliosis surgery with confidence in our Faithful God.  … Read more

A Cheerful Heart

There is something wonderful about feeling included to share laughter and joy with others.  A simple invitation to “join us” sends a little blast of happy endorphins to our spirit. Inclusion creates an emotional connection that produces health; exclusion creates aloneness and a sense of depression.     “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a … Read more

She Loves Out Loud is Going Global!

Join hearts with women across six continents to say, “I hear your story.  I see your struggle.  I will love you out loud in prayer.” November 5th, 2022! She Loves Out Loud 2020 came on the cusp of a pandemic that changed the world.  It entered the globe in full force, and we prayed through … Read more

“You PRAY. I will LISTEN.”

I am the first to admit that listening is not my natural gift. I have to work hard at it, a lot!  Perhaps that is why the short and sweet verse of Jeremiah 29:12 comforts me so.  Jeremiah 29:11 may consistently top the list of pillows, graphics, and cards, but read on for the promise … Read more