Reflections of Grace 121: When Our Souls Thirst for Him

[display_podcast]Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press.And you know what?   He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself.Have you noticed that?Well, I guess we do know it is because when all is going well we really don’t lean into Him quite as much as wh … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 120: Confronting the Elephant in the Room

[display_podcast]Because I am an advocate that stands up for those who have been victims of childhood abuse and…Because I am a healed survivor of my own past of childhood abuse…I once again feel the need to speak up on behalf of that group of people that even the church tries to shush up…because the disclosure is so uncomfortable for them…so it is easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend we don’t know these things are happening every day.When are we going to start confrontin … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 157: Heavenly Chutzpah

[display_podcast]It’s been a tough week for our country. Riots at political rallies. An increasingly course discourse. Much angst in the world. And I know you are feeling it.Well, consider this PODCAST to be a bright and beautiful shot of much-needed adrenaline to your system, some refreshing encouragement from Jesus’ heart to yours.Let's begin our discussion with this: It is one of the most precious, and quite frankly priceless privileges in the entire Bible. I am referring to the on … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 119: Feelings or Faith?

[display_podcast]About 25 years ago, through years of denial, spiritual abuse, and unresolved childhood abuse issues, my life broke apart in huge chunks and floated away on a sea of despair.  I lost my first marriage, my home, myself, my church, and my children moved out…and did I mention I lost myself?…all within a few months of each other.Then I entered the wasteland of devastation and loss and an overload of “feelings”.How can I describe the feelings?It was like being on a … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 156: The Most Profound Principle of Prayer I Have Ever Learned

[display_podcast]This week, I have been reading a fascinating book of historical fiction entitled,The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas.As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the book, Douglas records a conversation between Marcellus, son of a Roman Senator who has fallen out of favor with Emperor Tiberias, and Marcellus’ slave, Demetrius. The conversation goes like this: 'Demetrius'—Marcellus swept the sky with an all-inclusive arm—'do you ever believe in the gods?''If it is my master's wish, … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church?

It’s kinda funny – the amount of churches saying, “Don’t GO to church BE the Church!”As witty as they think that is, they are inadvertently telling people not to go to church. Really, guys? Don’t go to church? Nevertheless, they throw this message on signs, bumper stickers and other graphics… they even make it a slogan for their congregation or sermon series. Hey everybody, don’t go to our church! A few have altered it a little by adding the word “just”, as in “Don’t JUST go to church; be … [Read more...]


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