God's way of preparing. Photo by Jens Johnsson on Pexels.com And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know,in paths that they have not known I will guide them.I will turn the darkness before them into light,the rough places into level ground.These things I do, and I do not forsake … Continue reading Unexpected Preparation
Lessons from teaching. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The invitation. She said I wasn't going to like it when she asked. Said she put off the asking a whole day because she wanted to make sure she was supposed to: I think you are the one to give the devotional at Praise and Prayer* next … Continue reading An Invitation to Shine
The work of Spirit-led prayer. Photo by Nita on Pexels.com A vision of prayer. One way God calls me to shine for Him is through leading group prayer. I've been leading small groups in prayer for close to twenty years. Most recently I felt the call to step up and lead prayer in a short … Continue reading Harrowing
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. 2Corinthians 10:17-18 ESV Marketing. It should be a four-letter word, but I'll express it in three: Ugh! Photo by Merakist on Unsplash marketing... noun... the process or … Continue reading Ugh! Marketing…
"Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. ..." Habakkuk 1:5 ESV I wonder at how we got to this place. More than halfway through 2020, and Yes! when we look among the nations -- around the … Continue reading Wonder
And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 It's the morning of the "event" as I've been referring to it. The day of the Christian Literary Awards announcements. Both for their Henri Award and the Fan Favorite in each category. People have been asking me if I'm excited. … Continue reading Oh Lord!
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies -- in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him … Continue reading Oh Glory!
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Corinthians 13:12 NRSV Seeing in a mirror dimly. These words reflect my feelings in this shining as an author business. So little … Continue reading Reflections
For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Matthew 25:14-15 ESV Spiritual gifts. They are the talents Believers are given … Continue reading The Review
Marketing. It's all about exposure. For the most part, I know very little about marketing. And I don't relish the idea of being "exposed." But I'm trying to learn. Over the last few months I've taken notes through several webinars on the subject and Saturday I attended a writer's conference. Changing the Culture for Christ, … Continue reading Exposure