Approval Addiction

You wake up and one of your children announces you are not winning parent of the year with that parenting technique.  You put on your outfit for work and your mate asks, “Are you wearing that today?” When you get to work your boss wants to know why you forgot to run a report?  A…

Simon or sinner?

Do you relate more to Simon or the sinful woman? In Luke chapter 7, we read a beautiful story about the “sinful woman” who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair, tears, and poured oil on Jesus’ head.  Some scholars share that the oil in her alabaster box was bought with the money from her prostitution. Oil in…

Reaping and sowing…

Over this weekend, in several areas of my worship and studying God’s Word the verse about reaping and sowing came up.  After the third time, I asked God, “Okay, what about that verse beyond what I know are you trying to share?” Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he…

Happy Father’s Day!

What a great song, and a fabulous voice! Thank you so much for sharing this Anna! My Dad died 29 years ago today (July 26). As I listened to this song with my eyes closed, I remembered something that was very powerful during the time my Dad was dying. He had been in ICU for…

Soul Train To Glory written by Tom Lloyd (my daddy)

Soul Train To Glory If you click on link above the song should play! I encourage you to read the post first and think about our hope –  heaven!  I pray you dance with me this side of heaven in anticipation of that hope, and dream of our walks with Jesus on the other side,…

Turn your eyes upon Jesus…..

I pray you feel the living Spirit working wherever you are reading this.  We are all connected by His Spirit.  When I was writing about keeping your eyes on Jesus, and the ministry of the New Covenant an old familiar hymn came to mind: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus JESUS – the New Covenant – we gaze…

Ministers of the New Covenant

2 Corinthians 3  (Paul’s letter to the church of Corinth) Have you ever marveled at the brightness and glory of fireworks.  Usually they save the best, most brilliant lights for last, and the previous fireworks pale in comparison.  Paul is urging the people of Corinth to reflect back on how when Moses would be in…

You and me…I can’t keep my eyes off of you….

Feeling like you belong and acceptance are basic human needs.  You feel this need the strongest when you walk through a crowded room where you feel you don’t belong.  Perhaps you are dressed differently, your views are different, or maybe you really are coming in as the outsider.  It’s hard sometimes as a child of…

Butterflies and Princesses

Below is the wonderful culmination of the Deborah House mission team!  As you read, you will feel the excitement, celebrate with successful graduates, rejoice in the healing of one and her new beginning (marriage), wonder about a new beginning for another (a spot opened up for another girl to receive help),and join in a feast, and much…

Chester and Timisoara

The Romanian mission team at Deborah House (a healing home for women who have been sexually and physically abused) continue to work as God continues His glorious work through them.  They were up early one morning to make a visit outside of Timisoara to the boy’s prison, Buzia.  They had approximately 50 boys in the auditorium reciting…

Where is God in the bad moments, days….

Last night I was awaken by the storm.  I went downstairs to lay on the sofa and talk to Jesus. This week I’ve been praying for many different things – friends who are experiencing a broken marriage, loss of a parent, renewed passion in ministry, mission trip to Deborah House (a home for abused children in Romania),…