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The Joy of Being Defended

Is it just me, or do we ALL wish for someone to care enough about us to defend us from those who intend us harm? To have someone not only know my story, but also stand in the gap to defend my heart, mind, and soul from further harm. This is a treasured possession for those who have been damaged by life in identity-shattering ways. It means you believe me and want to stick around […]

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DESERVE Mercy?

I once was pulled over by a cop for not having my tags up to date. As I sat there waiting for him to go back to his car to run my plates to see if I had actually paid for new tags, my mind was racing to remember if I had gotten the tags paid for this vehicle or was it the other one. I had paid online for the first time and never […]

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A Holiness You Can Count On

I wake up and my first thought is how much I hurt – grumbling and complaining about getting old. Then I roll out of bed, and grimace as gravity works – in my back, hips, knees, and feet. I trip over my dog Charlie who wants me to pet him and then let him out – in that order. I mutter at him as I grab my housecoat, I stiffly walking to the kitchen for […]

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Is God Really Good?

In the Garden God created a place with extraordinary beauty, lush and plentiful food for the animals, and humans made in His image to live in relationship with Him and His creation in perfect unity. But in Genesis 2:16 we find God giving this command to Adam, “You are free to eat from any tree in the Garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when […]

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