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Expect the Unexpected

Joshua 2 continues our journey to cross over the Jordan Rivers of life.  Joshua sent spies out to “scout the land…So they left, and they came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab, and stayed there.”  Spies, prostitutes, and all-night parties?  At first blush, this sounds a bit like the opening to an “R” … Read more

What is your next step in 2022?

Step 1.  Decide to cross over whatever Jordan River barrier is holding you hostage.  Is it fear?  Uncertainty and doubt?  Are you battle weary? Joshua 1:7 Above all, be brave and very courageous – very is a Hebrew word equivalent to our modern-day phrase – “be all in.”   Courage by its definition requires us … Read more

Crossing Over in 2022

There is something wonderful about a new year. The mystery of not knowing what’s next.  The “maybe’s” that are dancing in my head.  This January I am drawn back to the book of Joshua with the words “cross over.”   Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the … Read more

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