Wasteland to Graceland

Turning away from all that entangles toward Jesus, His grace, and His kingdom

For When You Feel Weak

My family and I waited for our food during a rare lunch date in the middle of the week. Feelings of failure overcame me.  Like being in battle, one...
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How Can You Know Whether You’ve Learned Contentment?

Would you say you’re content, discontent, or pretty content? Maybe, like me, you’d say your pretty content or even content most of the...
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When You’re Discontent With Your Level of Contentment: Part 2 – Perspective

  With a crowbar in one muddy hand and a shovel in the other, I lifted my eyes and voice toward the sky. Heavy rain pelted my face and I cried...
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When You’re Weary of the World’s Lack of Kindness

SMH Are you familiar with this acronym for “Shaking My Head”?  “SMH” is an Internet abbreviation trend used for shaking your...
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The Turquoise Table book Winners!

This past week, I held a random drawing for two newsletter subscribers to win a copy of The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell. Congratulations to...
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Announcement: A Giveaway And A Request For Help!!

“Being present and listening is the foundation to hospitality.” -Kristin Schell “Listening is a form of spiritual hospitality by...
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Are You Grasping the Height of God’s Love?

Friends, I just finished Vacation Bible School. What a blast I had with 8 very energetic 4-6 year-olds! When You’re Out of Your Comfort Zone...
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Are You Grasping the Depth of God’s Love?

As I considered the depth of God’s love for us, this song came to mind… What Wondrous Love Is This By: American Folk Hymn What wondrous...
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Are You Grasping the Length of God’s Love?

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 107:3) We pondered here last week the breadth of...
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Are You Grasping the Breadth of God’s Love?

“Shall another man pray for this, one that knew the goodness and benefit of it, and shall not I meditate upon it? And shall not I exercise my...
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