Spiritual Rest

The Importance of Spiritual Rest: How to Recharge Your Soul

Spiritual rest can be elusive. With the days lengthening, I’m filling my calendar with fun activities. I can’t wait for boating with family and friends, warmer days on the patio watching a sunset, exploring new trails on my bike, and longer days to linger and be present. I enjoy every moment of summer and the […]

The Light

April 2023 Newsletter – The Light of the World

Praise the Lord, there’s more daylight in Spring. Migration is in full swing on the lake. Birds joyously create music to welcome the day. We look with anticipation for outdoor activities. And Christians worldwide are preparing their hearts for the precious gift of The Light of the World, Jesus. Spring weather’s dramatic changes have given […]

Spring Renewal

Renewal with God Combats an Unresponsive Heart

Spring has churned up a longing for revival. I desire renewal. My heart yearns for a defined purpose with a step-by-step guide. I want clarity. Where I see change and consistently rely on God. When I pray, sometimes I find my heart longs for what was. A return to what seemed a simpler time. Not […]

Trust and Thrive

Knowing Truth Helps You Thrive in Distractions

Paying close attention to the truths we know about Jesus helps us thrive in life’s distractions. There are and always will be distractions in life. My latest distraction is the lingering fatigue from Covid. Not exactly what I thought I’d be dealing with more than a month later. My frustration with my body’s slow response […]

Experience Transformation and Thrive

Experience Transformation and Thrive

We are more than halfway through January, and my “goals” haven’t quite come together as I’d hoped. How about you? My plans weren’t necessarily resolutions but a desire to make conscious choices in my life. Some are professional, and others relate to my personal life. Resolutions surround us in January, and it feels good to […]


Finding Peace in the Love of Jesus at Christmas

Baking Christmas cookies, worship music plays in the background. The words are a balm to my soul as I enjoy time with the Lord. Mixing the ingredients to make those sweet treats to bless my family, I’m grateful for this moment with God. I experience peace in my soul as I take a deep breath […]


Grateful to be Forever Worthy in His Eyes

Thanksgiving Day is full of traditions. Family and friends gather for turkey or ham. There are discussions of whether it is a yam or a sweet potato. Do you watch football or parades? Dress fancy or casual? Large or intimate gatherings? It is also a day where we have an opportunity to express our gratefulness […]


Shelter from the Storm

THE WIND The wind is still howling this morning for the third straight day. It’s wild and seemingly out of control. The waves before me are tossing in a furry. The angst of the water is on full display in the storm. The lake is angry. It has no shelter from the storm. The wind […]

My Chosen Beloved

The music changes. Heads turn as we stand to welcome her into the room. Adorned in white her beauty brings forth fresh tears to the eyes of her beloved. With dewy eyes, she glances down the aisle at her chosen. Their eyes see only one another as she’s ushered down the aisle. The excitement swells […]

John 15 - Abide in Me

2024 March Newsletter: Abide in Jesus and Receive Abundant Fruit

A vinedresser takes great care in pruning the vine. He wants them to produce lush, fragrant, vibrant-tasting fruit that yields the greatest or most abundant harvest. He is looking for something other than the quantity of fruit. In the case of grapevines, He desires superior grapes that will produce an aromatic bouquet that tastes luscious […]

Relinquish and Rest

Relinquishing Control: Embracing God’s Call to Rest

The Call to Relinquish Control In case you missed it, my retina tore last month, and I needed to step back from writing to allow for healing. (Learn more) In the stepping back, I’ve struggled. Surrender is hard for me. I have never been good at slowing down and changing my plans. And embracing rest, […]

God Sustains

Beyond the Crash: Experiencing God’s Sustaining Power to Persevere

This month, I share how God’s sustaining power helped Brenda Beigl through a horrific crash. Brenda attends my church, and as I’ve watched her recovery after her accident, I’ve seen her persevere through many challenges and push through the pain from her accident. Her ability to persevere is a direct result of her relationship with […]


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