Just Be Bread

I threw my hands up in despair, “You are asking too much of me Lord!”   Continuing my rant, I quickly got a shower, threw on my stretchy pants and t-shirt, and tucked the soft blanket up around my neck, attempting to go sleep or at least look like I was before my roommates jolted my solace as they returned from the late session. I had come to the “Retreat” weekend immediately following some extremely, intense counseling that had exhausted me.   I had thought that I may have a few moments… Read More

Refreshing the Soil

This morning as I was washing the clinging soil from the carrots and leeks I’d just brought in from my garden, I was also listening in on a weekly prayer call full of wise and godly women. The crisp cold water released the pungent fragrance of the leeks and the sweet refreshing scent of the carrots that had grown strong in my raised beds. Our leader told us that today was the National Day of Repentance. As I stood feeling the cold water and cleaning my harvested future meals, I began to discern… Read More

Love Bootcamp

Have you ever felt like you’ve been in a holy kind of boot camp, where the Holy Spirt is trying to train you in something, teaching you a very important life lesson, (actually the most important), and you keep losing your grip on the next level of the climbing wall and slipping back down? Well, honestly, I’ve never even attempted to climb a wall. They’ve always looked insurmountable to me. With this wall though, the Lord has been so gentle with teaching and training me. He certainly has not been a drill… Read More

Disruptive Love

You gotta get a hold of this love. The Father’s perfect love for you.  You-Have-Got-To-Get-A-Hold-of-This-Love! It will ruin you for every fear, it will ruin you for anxiety, it will ruin you for stress, it will ruin you for anger. You’ve GOT to get ahold of this love. The Father’s love is disruptive to what is going on in the world.  In the world right now, the spirit of fear is reigning; fear about our health, fear about our economy, fear about our political system…but “Such love has no fear, because perfect love… Read More

Bill’s Dream

For a little over a week now, my husband Bill and our daughter have been sick with a stomach bug.  Yesterday we all took Covid tests just to be safe.  We shall see.  At any rate, in the midst of this week, we have felt so very close to the Father as we have battled this sickness in a spiritual warfare way. In the worst moments, we have praised the Father for His faithfulness.  We have exalted Him as Jehovah Rapha, our healer.  We have thanked Him for His good plans for… Read More

The Flood

Has anyone felt overwhelmed in the last few weeks? I have. Three years ago or so, several friends and I were regularly receiving visions and words of a coming flood; like a tsunami. The connotation was that it was going to feel overwhelming, but God would be in it. And the results would be good. I remember seeing, in a vision, people thrashing in the water, fighting it, thereby nearly drowning. Others tried swimming upstream, wearing themselves out in the rising torrent. Some refused to step into the water, trying to ignore… Read More

First Steps

The first time I cast out a demon, I did it by phone. I really was just helping a friend to know that what the bible says is true. I was not Spirit-filled in the sense of having been baptized in the Holy Spirit, I attended a non-denominational church and had no special training in dealing with the supernatural. I didn’t have my whole life together. I wasn’t the perfect Christian. I just knew that what the Bible said had been changing my life for several years and I knew I could… Read More

Socks for Jesus

“Blue light special on aisle nine. Children’s shoes for ten dollars,” boomed the voice over the speaker. Shoppers rushed eagerly towards the ominous blue light spinning around like a top. Sarah, my three year-old, and I continued our Christmas shopping ignoring the people pushing by. Passing the Christmas trees decked in colored lights, we slowed down, as she declared, “Pretty Mama!” Then she clapped her hands to “Frosty, the Snowman”, as I pressed the red nose of the famous character again. The toy’s hips swung back and forth in rhythm. “Need to… Read More

A Light in the Night

Darkness enveloped the planet, like an evil vice grip, squeezing out the final breath.  Hopelessness hung in the air as crosses lined the roadways with the bodies of anyone who tried to resist the iron fist. Greedy, power hungry religious leaders gambled their way to positions of power, making deals with their oppressors further smothering those under their influence. The vague illusions of a “messiah” who would come to rescue them from their oppressors seemed to fade as the lights of the last Hanukkah had been snuffed out. Four hundred years of… Read More

A Thankful Perspective with a Lesson or Two

Stuck.  Have you ever felt stuck in a negative cycle? What a way to start a blog the day before Thanksgiving.  Yet, this is 2020, and for many this has been a wallop of a year. Last night, I delivered a pecan pie to a friend who recently lost her husband in a tragic  accident leaving behind young children for her to care for on her own.  Yet, in her eyes I found joy. As we chatted, our conversation turned to her husband.  “Sometimes, we get so caught up in how people… Read More