When we focus on the pain instead of the joy ahead

When the contractions came, I didn’t recognize them. I thought my back hurt from the weight of carrying 36-week twins. When the pains became more regular and only

Welcome a God who loves to be part of the day-to-day

Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali. Matthew 4:13 I visited Capernaum on an October day

They Know Not What They Are Doing

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 There are two locations in Jerusalem where it is thought Jesus spoke these

Life Lived Differently: Reflections on the Holy Land

I am pleased to share a sample of my brand new devotional e-book based on what God showed me during my recent trip to the Holy Land.  Focusing on

Holy Land Adventure: River of Life

I stood under the showerhead on the beach and washed myself clean of the mud from the Dead Sea. Not far from the Dead Sea are the remains

Holy Land Adventure: Being Uncomfortable

The waves lapped gently onto the rocky shoreline. The lake shimmered and sparkled as the morning sun, still low in the sky, climbed higher in the sky. A

Holy Land Adventure: Finding Life in Dead Places

A steep descent to below sea level from Jerusalem, we are in the Judean wilderness. The sun burned the back of my neck even in the warm dry

Holy Land Adventure: When Life Presses

Looking gnarled, lined and thick around the middle is not how we desire to be. Our culture does not look at age with kind eyes. Instead, youthfulness is

Holy Land Adventure: Learning Forgiveness

Note:  This is the first post during my trip to the Holy Land with Lysa TerKeurst and Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I pray you are blessed by following along

Join Me on a Holy Land Adventure

I’m packing my bags. This time next week we will be in Israel on the Proverbs 31 Holy Land Experience with Lysa TerKeurst. No need for you to pack