Monthly Archives: March 2016

It is Possible That You Really Are God’s Masterpiece
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It is Possible That You Really Are God’s Masterpiece

You are God’s masterpiece. After all, You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:13-14. I know. You don’t feel like this at all. You know your flaws, […]

Morning Prayer of a Brave Soul
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Morning Prayer of a Brave Soul

Good morning, God. Today I am going to feel. Today I am going to feel joy. And when I want to add a “but” or an “if” or feel like I’m unworthy to have joy, I’m going to stop and breath and say, “I am worthy of feeling joy.” Today I am going to feel […]

Second Date Ideas (Oh You Creative Person)
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Second Date Ideas (Oh You Creative Person)

This is after the coffee date or after several coffee dates. When you are ready to take this person you are getting to know on a date, don’t make it a dinner and movie date. How hum drum. How stereotypical. Maybe even boring. Let your creativity shine. Why? Women will remember these dates. Women will […]

15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 5 of 15
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15 Questions (and maybe some answers), Part 5 of 15

If you missed parts 1, 2, 3 or 4 you can find them here. Question #5: Are we building too many worship leader kingdoms? As a worship leader isn’t it my responsibility to raise up more worship leaders? Do we hog the stage? During my recent sabbatical I’ve visited more than a dozen churches in […]

I Walk with a Limp
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I Walk with a Limp

This is not a physical limp. Though at times my heart is smashed so much I am physically ill. This is a limp that says “I’ve wrestled with God and did not let go…and won.” Jacob is my favorite Bible character. Yes, he’s a lot of a swarmy character. From his birth he was known […]

Placing Yourself in Good Situations
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Placing Yourself in Good Situations

Another brave dating practice.  Place yourself in good situations.  Get involved in ministry in whatever capacity because… I know a wonderful late-in-life single who just got asked to be on the board of our local homeless and under-served non-profit, a very respected and renowned organization.  I’ve known this woman for 20+ years because she used […]

What the Beautiful People Know
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What the Beautiful People Know

“In the meantime—let the pain be. It’s likely making you even more beautiful.” –Glennon Doyle Melton  Then I am beautiful. Because I sure do feel the pain. I am beautiful in that Velveteen Rabbit sort of way. You remember this beautiful classic children’s story by Margery Williams, right? “What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one […]

Lies We Tell Ourselves to Stay in a Relationship
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Lies We Tell Ourselves to Stay in a Relationship

I am different than the others. (Yes, you are but how does that mean you get to be mistreated in this relationship?) He’s/She’s thinking about me. (So. You are the reason for his/her bad behavior because he/she is thinking about you?) I am more important to him/her. (There is that comparison and choosing to live […]

When Pain is the Beginning
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When Pain is the Beginning

Pain is the beginning of the transformation to healthy living.  Every time.  In every area of your life. Ugh. All of my ughs cannot change this truth.  Pain is the beginning of something.  Not the ending of something.  It is the beginning. Can you feel through the pain?  Not run away from the pain.  Not […]

How Do You See Me, Lord?
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How Do You See Me, Lord?

I’ve been a musician and songwriter for nearly 40 years. It’s a big part of who I am and how I function. It’s how God made me. It’s also often how I communicate with God, how I look for answers, how I praise Him and how I pray. This song, “How Do You See Me, […]

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