“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
We all come up against temptation in our lives. It has happened so many times for me personally, that I don’t even want to start trying to count them all. Continue reading “Resisting the Devil”
For the past nine months, I have been working on writing the book, Journey to Love.
It’s about a young couple (Kirk and Julie) who find out what true love looks like. No, this is not a romance novel. Yes, it does have some romance in it. The reason is this: I see a huge selection of Christian romance novels on the market and they’re a big hit. The problem is that they go huge on romance, but barely mention God and Christianity. Romantic love is a wonderful, natural thing, but yet it is important to remember that it is so small compared to the kind of love it symbolizes. Continue reading “Journey to Love: Mid-Way”
“…for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)
This is such a profound thought. God knows what we need. He knows our deepest desires, our longings, and our emotions. He knows when our hearts are crying with pain and we need to be comforted. He sees when our bank account is empty and there is nothing to buy food. He knows everything about us.
God lets us make the choice: if we want his help or not. He doesn’t just step in and make everything go hunky-dory for us. But when we see the need for his help (and it is literally all the time!) and ask for it, he is right there ready and waiting. Continue reading “Before We’ve Even Asked”
Here lately, it has been feeling like spring in my little corner of Maryland. Fresh mornings, birds singing, geese flying back north, and flowers poking their heads out of the earth accompanied by nice warm weather; all sure signs of spring. In fact, I got tricked into thinking that winter was totally gone and spring had come extremely early this year Continue reading “The View From My Kitchen Window”
Same auction, two different ladies. Two ways to impact others. Which one are you? Continue reading “The 2 Types of People Who Make the World What it Is”
Hey folks! Here are five quotes that are sure to inspire you to live from your heart (from God’s heart really!). Continue reading “5 Quotes that Will Inspire You”
Since beginning to draw, in November 2015, I have continued to enjoy drawing portraits every now and then. I’m continually refining and changing my technique Continue reading “A Life Lesson From Art”
Finally, I got around to doing a portrait of a little (ahem), I mean small girl. Or, more precisely, me when I was about five. Continue reading “Self Portrait: The Younger Me”