Category Archives: Encouragement

Want to be more fruitful?

Want to be more fruitful? Fruitfulness is the natural outcome of healthy fruit trees and believers. It’s how we glorify God and demonstrate that we are disciples of Christ. So of course we want to be fruitful. Recently, I talked with you about  “What it mean to follow Jesus.” Jesus describes the qualifications in Matthew […]

Is perfectionism stopping you?

Is perfectionism stopping you? Perfectionism is not your friend!  I want to show you something. It’s only a tiny square of one of Vincent Van Gogh’s earliest works.   If you’re expecting to see the polished, flawless perfection of Gerret Willemsz Heda ( who painstakingly smooths all the tracks of his works; then you’ll be dissappointed.  […]

Frustrations. Looking at them with a NEW attitude.

Could your frustration be a divine setup

What do you do when things don’t happen the way you wanted them? We can make some great plans, but sometimes they just don’t work out… Sometimes the plans change and you’re forced to take a detour! Let me tell you about one of my detours. Not another detour! All three lanes on the interstate […]

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

When Jesus said follow me, He was talking to you too. God told the Israelites in Joshua 3 to follow the Ark of the Covenant because they had never been where God was taking them.  You have never been where you are right now before. You have never been where you are going before…so you […]

See Beyond What You Can See.

What do I mean by saying “See beyond what you can see”? Did you start your new year off with a “theme word or phrase”?Everywhere I turn people have selected words related to vision for 2020 since 20/20 eyesight means you have perfect vision. But no-one seems more excited about the idea of 20/20 Vision […]

How do you keep believing when it looks impossible?

Keep Believing   Luke 1 shares 3 core beliefs that are essential to help you keep believing when your prayers don’t happen as soon as you want them to happen. I want to give you a download of these 3 core beliefs as a reminder. You’ll find the link at the bottom of this blog. […]

One Reason I don’t Let Fear Stay

Maybe you can think of a dozen reasons that fear shouldn’t hang out at your house, but I can tell you one great, big, huge, hairy reason it can’t stay at my house.   Before I share this 1 reason you can’t let fear stay, let me tell you how I learned that lesson. I […]

What is keeping you out of the Presence of God?

Have you ever experienced an electric fence? When my oldest granddaughter, Karyn, was a baby, I was invited to speak at a church in a rural community. They booked a room for me in a gorgeous bed and breakfast in the middle of farmland. The land adjacent to the house was a pasture with cows […]