SAME RIVER SAME WORD

Have you ever been kayaking down a river? I fell in love with kayaking on a family vacation several years ago and when my son said he wanted to do something special together before he went off to graduate school, I knew what I wanted to do. We spent a morning kayaking down the Chestatee River in Dahlonega, Georgia. It was such a quiet, peaceful morning. There was only one other kayak on the river as we made our way down stream, which was probably good since we didn't really know what we were doing. I may or may not have [...]

By | 2016-09-12T11:09:08+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

DO YOU HAVE A BIG BUT?

Do you have a big but? I'm not talking about your backside. That would be your butt, and we won't go there. I'm asking if there's a but in your life that is keeping you from believing what God's telling you or what He's asking you to do. Abraham is viewed as the father of the Christian faith. In Genesis 15:5, God takes Abram outside to look at the stars and declares that his descendants will be as numerous, He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars-- if indeed you can count them." Then [...]

By | 2016-02-16T10:42:55+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Christ Follower|0 Comments

Drop anchor!

The anchor from the pirate ship in St. Augustine. Have you ever been on a ship? I've had the privilege of going a cruise before. It was quite fabulous. This summer I had the chance to walk around on a working ship that is a replicated pirate ship. While the ship is fully functioning with bathrooms, a galley, and such, it wasn't a cruise ship. The thing that fascinated me the most about this ship was the anchor. It was huge, ginormous, to  steal a word from Elf. They told us how much it weighed, but I was [...]

By | 2015-08-26T09:44:49+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How does it happen?

Have you ever seen a pimp? Probably not that you know of, but pimps come in all shapes and sizes. You could walk right by one and not know it. I've come across cases where pimps have been family members, men, women, couples, gangs, and even classmates. Pimps don't walk around wearing a t-shirt that says, I'm a pimp and I plan to sell your body ten to thirty times a night to be raped and I'll keep all the money." They also don't have horns growing out of their head. They look like your average person. They blend in with [...]

Got Joy?

What's on your play list these days? Are you listening to some old favorites? Or is there a new one that keeps looping around, because you can't get enough of it? I am obsessed with the song, Joy, off of Housefires II. It resonates with everything within me. I play it nonstop in my office, my car, even on my computer with headphones if I'm in a coffee shop. I think it is because it is the song of my heart. The lyrics are so in line with Isaiah 61 and the divine exchange God brings to people. While Isaiah 61:1 speaks [...]

Just wait 5 minutes…

What was the weather like at your house yesterday? It was sunny and 76 degrees in Atlanta. People were walking around in shorts and flip flops. Today it's raining and dropping in the 40s.  It's crazy how the weather can change so drastically in less than 24 hours. I've often heard it said, If you don't like the weather in Atlanta, just wait five minutes." Is it any wonder one of the first things I do in the morning is check the weather, even if I watched the weather forecast the night before. The weather isn't the only thing that [...]

By | 2015-03-05T07:39:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

A much better view……..

Pismo Beach in California. What scriptures stand out in your mind as ones people quote frequently? John 3:16 is probably the most common verse ever spoken, For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Another verse that seems to get a lot of face time is Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I’ve heard people speak [...]

What does your route look like?

A photo from my run at Holden Beach, North Carolina. Have you been on vacation yet? I had the opportunity this past week to go to Holden Beach with both of my brothers and their families and my parents. Because we're spread out across the country, this was the first time in five years we've been together. It was fun to have some quality time with everyone. Since I haven't done much running since recovering from plantar faciitis and I have a 5K coming up, I knew it would be important to continue with my training. I stuck to the [...]

By | 2014-06-09T07:29:07+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!

Can you believe Easter is just a few days away? One week from today is Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified. I've often thought it should be called Black Friday because the sky turned black at the death of Jesus; however, it had to happen. If Good Friday didn't take place, there'd be no Easter, no grace, no gift. Sometimes in life really bad things must happen in order to reach the really good. Thankfully, we don't take up residence in the bad, we're just passing through [Psalm 23:4]. Are you in the midst of something really bad? In [...]

By | 2014-04-11T06:47:57+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How on earth did I end up here?

Have you ever found yourself somewhere and wondered, "How on earth did I end up here?" It happens more frequently than you think.  Sadly, many times poor choices or circumstances  lead people to ask that question. They end up making friends with the wrong kind of person and find themselves in front of a police officer. Or they cross a line that seemed blurry at the time and find themselves fired or a relationship on the rocks. However, there are also times when we make wise choices, follow the voice of God, take a leap of faith and still find ourselves [...]

By | 2013-11-18T06:39:01+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments