Heartbeat 

There are places in the Valley of Shadow that are darker than others. There is no light, no wind, and no sound, other than the scraping of your hands and feet against the rock and dust.   When you collapse in silent anguish, too dry and exhausted for tears or voice, there is only your …

Hopemoreness

Never let hopelessness become a state. Don't surrender to its lies that you have no choice but to let it kill your heart and take over your mind. Don't become submissive to its presence, believing the garbage that it's what God thinks you deserve. Hopelessness is never God's will for you. Counter the first sign …

Run, Soar, Rest, Run

Training, competing, overcoming, succeeding—they're all part of the human spirit. But if your innermost definition of success is anything other than pleasing God simply because he loves you, your spirit will never be content.  The one who's stronger, faster, and smarter than you tomorrow will write your story. The expectations and judgments of others will …

The Open Door

While I was praying, I had a picture in my head of someone wasting away in a cell.  But it wasn't locked.  No matter what you're facing physically, emotionally, spiritually—you have all God's love, healing, peace, grace, favor, wisdom, and joy available to you to deal with it. You are not a prisoner. You are …