Expectations, Experiences, and Prayer

Expectations, Experiences, and Prayer

I heard a great reminder recently. It was simply that when your “experience” does not line up with your “expectation,” God is trying to reveal Himself to you. My experiences have truly revealed God when my expectations were not met. (And I admit I am guilty of high...
Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger

Most likely the first Christmas carol I ever learned was “Away In A Manger.” It’s a favorite of many, although it was originally a children’s hymn. Did you know there was a misconception that the lyrics of “Away in a Manger” were...
Silent Night

Silent Night

I spoke recently at an event in Lawton, Oklahoma. Their event brought business women together at no cost to them. The luncheon was meant to encourage them in their business and to appreciate the community they serve. They also gave a contribution to a nonprofit in...
Joy To The World

Joy To The World

This is the first Sunday in December and it is the month of Christmas. Many retail shops announce Christmas before Halloween, which makes Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas blend together and by the time Christmas arrives it can feel like just another holiday....
God Is Everywhere

God Is Everywhere

The shooting that took the lives of twenty-seven people in a church in Sutherland, Texas last weekend rocked our communities, our state, and our world. Our minds and hearts cannot begin to understand the evil that is all around us and is able to suddenly shatter our...
The Joy of Answered Prayer

The Joy of Answered Prayer

I recently had the privilege of speaking at a fundraiser at the school where our grandchildren attend, Trinity Christian School. The theme was “The Joy of Answered Prayer”. I love the thought of answered prayer. My mind goes back to the time I learned...