“If love is what makes itself into a roof around a heart to absorbs all the storms, love is the only real dwelling place, and communion with another is all we have to offer and it’s all we have to crawl up under. When I don’t live love, others live homeless. When I don’t love like Christ, I evict souls.”–Ann Voskamp www.lisabuffaloe.comRead more →
I’m honored to have my article, Team Hope running today on Writer Interrupted. Idaho Public Television recently ran a program on Adventure Racing. They followed a four person team through 63 miles of biking, 22 miles on foot, 19 miles of kayaking across a lake (complete with a storm and lightning), and a frigid swim across Button Hook Bay. Not only do the competitors have to complete this grueling course, but also find a seriesRead more →
“In Africa a tree produces the ‘taste berry,’ a unique fruit that literally alters taste buds so that everything that’s eaten after eating the berry tastes good and sweet. Praise is the ‘taste berry’ of the Christian’s life. When our hearts are filled with praise, when we choose to praise God, no matter what, stress fades into the background of a battle won before it begins, life is sweet, and all is good” — MaryRead more →
Today I’m writing on writing, so my desk and bookshelves are scattered with tools of my trade. Books, conferences, mentoring clinics, critique groups, and a bevy of online authors/agents/editors/publishers/marketers blogs are available in abundance. I could stay so busy reading about writing, and learning about writing, that I would never accomplish any writing. To be honest, I have many of those days. To read the rest, please visit… The Ultimate Writer’s ToolRead more →
“When you deal intimately with human beings…you wonder at times if forgiveness is not as rare as hen’s teeth. People bury hatchets but carefully tuck away the map which tells where their hidden weapon lies. We put our resentments in cold storage and then pull the switch to let them thaw out again. Our grudges are taken out to the lake to drown them—even the lake of prayer—and we end up giving them a swimmingRead more →
Many lives are currently in a holding pattern of the unknown. Change is inevitable. However we have a choice.
We can stand firm on God’s promises that He will provide all we need, or we can stagger under the weight of what could happen. We choose life’s view. As the beauty of a sunrise is revealed, will we choose to focus on the dark clouds or on the glories of God’s perfect plan?
“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire, O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know TheeRead more →