Celebrating with Faith and Red Velvet Cake

Celebrating with Faith and Red Velvet Cake

Well, I just made our annual red velvet cake. It’s the box version – that’s my way, but I pour a whole lot of love as I’m emptying the four ingredients into that bowl! I make this cake every year on December 4 – the day we celebrate “Joy Sees Jesus Day”. It’s a...
International Women’s Day – God Has a What?

International Women’s Day – God Has a What?

Did you know that God has a womb? Yep, you read it right. If that fact is confusing…keep reading. I am married to a man who believes that females are God’s secret weapons for finishing the Great Commission. If the words God uses to describe women are any indication of...
Four Ways to Embrace the Tears of Faith with the Laughter of Worship

Four Ways to Embrace the Tears of Faith with the Laughter of Worship

For years, a few days before November 29 I have begun to feel “off”. It’s weird. It’s like a sadness pervades my heart. It always catches me unaware. I awaken and feel “icky.” For years, I have questioned why I feel so out of sorts and then I look at a calendar. It...
What If Our Birthdays Blessed Others?

What If Our Birthdays Blessed Others?

Birthdays spark opportunities for good food, connections through social media of friends from around the world chiming in a “happy birthday,” and perhaps a special gift. All those things are fun and make the birthday person feel loved and special. And who doesn’t need...
Does God get my first-fruits or my picked over left-overs?

Does God get my first-fruits or my picked over left-overs?

Does God get my first-fruits or my picked over left-overs? This question has rumbled through my head and heart over the past few days. The alarm went off at 5 am on Saturday morning, and we woke three sleeping kids to start our three hour trip to a Lahu village. We...