Saturday Share: Chuck Graham – Great with Encouragement

In this segment of Saturday Share, I’d like to introduce Chuck Graham.  He is the founder of a thriving encouragement ministry under the umbrella of CILOA – Christ is Lord of All.  First and foremost, he is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, as well as husband, father and devoted grandfather.  Great to mention… he’s a … More Saturday Share: Chuck Graham – Great with Encouragement

Self, what does {try} look like through your filter of life experience? (continued)

Either way, I tend to be quick to jump out of the boat – just like Peter – right into the water two feet first.  My eyes are on Jesus, wanting to succeed in this new adventure, and make Him proud of me – a step and then another.  But the waves and the wind and the dark, scariness of the whole thing overwhelms my initial excitement and… … More Self, what does {try} look like through your filter of life experience? (continued)

Saturday Share: Nancy Parker – Encourager of the ‘Friday Dance’

Perhaps it’s because on the first day of school I’m equipped with a freshly-sharpened pencil ready to record my new plans, and hopes, and dreams. Or maybe it’s because my soft pink eraser stands ready to rub out all my past regrets and give me a new start. … More Saturday Share: Nancy Parker – Encourager of the ‘Friday Dance’

Self, when you’re tempted to think God doesn’t know your location…

Ahhh yes, God is good.  He is interactive. God, as our Good Father, takes delight in revealing details formerly unknown to us.  I believe God loves to watch His children’s faces as the cover of mystery is pulled back and we squeal with JOY over revelation! … More Self, when you’re tempted to think God doesn’t know your location…

Saturday Share: Randy Brittain, SunTanned Feet Man

Who is Randy Brittain? He is my husband of 29 years, best friend, and lifelong partner on our zig-zagging, adventurous journey with Jesus!  He’s also one of the most intelligent people I know, father of our two robust seeds and successful manager over our homestead.  He comes equipped with a generous heart, which he protects with … More Saturday Share: Randy Brittain, SunTanned Feet Man

…What I have I give you

Because we belong to Jesus (we are His and He is ours) we are able to meet overwhelming circumstances face to face with confidence and bold JOY.  Jesus is our example.  He encountered crowds of physically, emotionally and mentally broken and hurting people who pressed in on Him everywhere He traveled.  We carry God’s compassion, just as Jesus did; so we don’t have to duck from any person in distress. … More …What I have I give you

Saturday Share: Brad Milford – the miracle of a captive set free

Trying to control everything has been wearing me out. If you ever struggle with this you will know what I mean. It’s tiring. It sucks the life out of you. But Jesus came to give life, and every single day is a choice to accept the life he gives, every single day is a choice to follow. You don’t have to worry about it, you can always wait for it. You can always stop what your doing, you can always give it up, give it to god, and wait “patiently” for him. It restores your soul and builds a kind of faith and trust in the Lord that no one can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. … More Saturday Share: Brad Milford – the miracle of a captive set free

Drop what you hold…

And so with the limited vision of standing at the beginning of something new, I am determined to let go and follow Jesus wherever He leads.  I feel the security of remembering His past faithfulness.  And yet, I am fully aware of the ambivalence of knowing not the path nor the destination of His leading. … More Drop what you hold…

That one day

It’s fascinating, isn’t it, if we think about Abram as real man who lived with his father’s household, had a wife and people working for him, who tended livestock for a living, and that one day God leaned into Abram’s world with an assignment.

Can you imagine? … More That one day