Here Be God

“Take courage. I am here!” Matthew 14:27 NLT The disciples were afraid. A storm had developed at the darkest part of the night while they were in the middle of a lake on a boat. Jesus came to them walking on water telling them that everything was going to be okay. He was with them. […]

A Modern Day Parable

“While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable…” Luke 8:4 The Good Samaritan. The Prodigal Son. The Good Shepherd. Jesus often taught in parables, which are earthly stories with a heavenly lesson. Many times my mom would encourage us with her own parables […]

Cowboy Christianity

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.” Matthew 4:10 NKJV I’ll never forget visiting Frontier Days with my family. Held annually in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it’s one of the oldest and largest rodeos in the world. When […]

Lean on Thee

“The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.” -Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT When my children were close to walking on their own, they leaned heavily on me for balance. They’d hold onto my arm for stability, and I would lead them. Eventually, Caroline, Daniel, and Harrison each built up confidence enough […]

The Sun’s Bully

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? -Romans 8:31 ESV The morning was overcast and dreary. In my rearview mirror, I noticed Daniel’s head tilting up toward the sky. “Mommy,” he asked, “have you ever thought how the clouds are the sun’s bullies?” “No, […]