Milestones and Miracle Markers

The 150th episode of the Believe & Speak podcast posted today. Click to listen. For months leading up to the January 1, 2020 launch of my podcast, God kept after me to begin podcasting regularly. I’d been consumed with feelings of inadequacy, and the prospect of writing and recording enough episodes to release a new…

Blessings on the Dance Floor

Is it bragging when you acknowledge your worthiness to receive? I’ve come a long way from believing Satan’s lies that boasting of God’s kindness to me somehow demonstrates arrogance. My whole purpose for writing my mid-week miracle stories is to testify to God’s tangible presence and activity. God gets the glory for the things he…

Coincidence or Providence?

The longer I walk with God, the less I believe in coincidence. Merriam-Webster defines a coincidence as “the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection”. God has a way of turning accidents into providence. In my previous post, I Went Missing to Find Joy, I…

The _____ is in the Details.

What word goes in the blank I left in the subject line? If you’ve heard that familiar idiom, you’d correctly answer that the devil is in the details. But if you listen to Episode 107 of my podcast, Believe & Speak, then you might answer differently. The Lord God is in the details. In fact, he…

A Real Live Radio Interview!

Don’t you love it when a door finally opens? Lockdowns shouldn’t apply to phone interviews, right? But 2020 offered few opportunities for me to speak about my book release. So, I set a goal (and prayed fervently) to be interviewed on a radio show before the end of 2021. If you read Hope Gives Life…

Trash or Treasure?

Does anyone listen to CDs anymore? Years ago, I sold my CDs at the back of the house after events like women’s retreats, conferences and luncheons where I served either as worship leader or speaker. These days, you can find my music on Spotify and iTunes. I no longer engage in music ministry and I…

When Strivings Cease

“We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord.” — Colossians 1:9b-10a (NLT) Last week’s Mid-Week Miracle, A Double Portion, included my promise to share the stunning revelation God gave me for my…

A Double Portion

“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit.” Elisha’s request of Elijah in 2 Kings 2:9 inspired my prayers for my children. Since before they were born, I’ve been asking God to give them a double portion of the blessings he has given me. I snapped this selfie last Thursday on Thanksgiving Day and…

The Slow Truck

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NLT)  Can I get a witness that the Lord not only determines, but also TIMES our steps? In my experience of striving to keep in step with the Lord, he walks WAY more slowly than my preferred pace. In my seasons of…