Those Voices in Your Head

Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
–  Isaiah 41:10

Most of us would run from someone who admitted having voices in her head. But in reality, most of us do – just not the kind that tell (more…)

God’s Indescribable Gift

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! – 2 Corinthians 9:15

It had been a hard year, and I found myself sharing my heart with a trusted friend. “I don’t think we’re going to be able to do much for Christmas this year,” I said sadly.

“You mean Christmas presents or Christmas itself? Because Christmas isn’t about presents,” she replied. Her reply (more…)

Serving God, Not Men

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. – Colossians 3:23-24

It’s easy to get fixated on serving a man instead of serving God.

You see it all the time: People leave a church to follow a departing pastor or  follow one to (more…)

The Myth of Self-Confidence

People who know me well would describe me in many ways, but self-confident would not make the list. Growing up, I was often told I would never amount to anything. For a while, I believed it.

By God’s grace, I defied the low expectations set for me, and I have been blessed with both personal and professional success. But this is of (more…)

The Giver of Good Gifts

We put so much thought into Christmas presents, and they are such a source of stress. Will the recipient be happy? Should I include a gift receipt? Did I spend enough? Did I spend too much? Yet I honestly remember few of the gifts I’ve gotten at Christmas. In all honesty, I only remember one from the past few Christmases, and (more…)