But When You Give A Banquet . . .

Several years ago, a well-known mega-church pastor discovered in his morning quiet time something he had not noticed before--visit the prisoner. Since then, in his own discovery of neglecting something God had clearly asked of His followers, several prison ministries have been launched, and Christmas gifts have been regularly packed and dispersed to every inmate... Continue Reading →

Discovering Pearls From Pain

I have a confession. I judged a book by its cover. When I saw the female goalkeeper and the words by Mo Isom: "Wreck My Life: Journeying From Broken to Bold", I could not resist opening it up. I immediately pictured myself in high school in the net, facing a breakaway. In these instances, which... Continue Reading →

The Words That Changed My Life

"Joy comes when we practice the discipline of engaging regularly with those who are less fortunate." - Arloa Sutter While I was reading Isaiah 58 this week, with all the promises that are given as a result of "True Fasting", I realized why this quote changed my life. I've seen them come true. About eight years... Continue Reading →

To Expose or To Be Exposed?

Would you rather expose yourself or be exposed? In a recent interview, I was asked to discuss my weaknesses. I didn't really think I would get the job if I did that, but they probably don't want someone who thinks they are perfect, so I spilled it. It felt great. Maybe too great, since once... Continue Reading →

What Rescue Dogs Teach Us About Love

Apparently, we own a hunting dog. The bird lying on the ground in our backyard gave us an inkling. And the skunk that scurried past while our pooch simply sat on point and barked (something she rarely does)--without getting sprayed. She could beat anyone at a staring contest (as displayed), and she will sit as... Continue Reading →

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