The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had in a Restroom

A few weeks ago, I was in the airport, headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning. Grab the bags, trudge through traffic, hunt for a parking space, follow the herd, wade through security, dash to the gate. Folks aren’t usually very friendly in airports. Eyes look straight ahead. Purposed feet… Read More

When Your Soul Aches for Something More

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? Maybe you are doing all the right things: going to church, reading your Bible, spending time in prayer, helping the poor. But in your heart, you feel a void, like something’s not quite right. Most of us come to Christ with a certain “inloveness”—a… Read More

Have You Left the Wrong Path Wide Open?

Last Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “Visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a City Park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is… Read More

When You Get In Over Your Head

I was just a wisp of a girl–a six-year-old, forty-pound monkey with gangly arms and legs who vowed she could do anything her eleven-year-old mischievous brother, Stewart, could do.  Standing on the glistening sand of Bogue Inlet Beach, N.C., I hungrily watched as Stewart and his friend, Jeffery, plunged into the briny waters at the… Read More

Miracles in the Messes, Majesty in the Mundane

Something special happened yesterday. Over at my Girlfriends in God devotion, I asked women all around the world to share a moment of Sudden Glory when God made His presence known in a real and personal way. Over 200 women shared amazing stories of miracles in the messes and majesty in the mundane. I spent… Read More