I like Big Buts and I Cannot Lie

What situation seems impossible right now? Where do you feel helpless? I have good news. If you belong to Jesus, there is always, always, always hope. We have a God who is present and powerful. Things may not look good right now, but God is in control; working all things together for the good of…

Contentment

Last night, gathered around our couch and enjoying country-style donuts and a delicious Meritage from New Kent Winery, a small but awesome group of friends read through the book of James. There is such a sweetness in simple fellowship. Food, friends, God’s word and good conversation. It was an anchor in a week where I’ve…

40:40 Day 31

God knows I need help when something goes wrong with my car. I had just finished a great lunch catching up with my friend Tiffany. As I was sliding into my car,the older gentleman in the truck parked next to mine called out,”Excuse me, Miss! Did you know that you have a flat tire?” I…

40:40 Day 23

One perk of moving to Richmond was that my job had a branch twenty minutes away from my new home. One downside was that three people I really did not want to work with again had transferred down a year ago to open the store.  One manager was the most nit-picky, arrogant and condescending person I’d ever met,…

40:40 Day 22

The night we prayed over a one-armed woman in MCV’s emergency room started innocently enough. Julia and I were leading Tuesday night Bible study at my first floor duplex on Idlewood. Every week we’d have between six to twelve women (mostly college age) packed in my cheery yellow living room to share food, laughs, and…

40:40 Day 20

My first car was a 1998 Dodge Neon, and it was a piece of crap. My head gasket (whatever that is) flooded not once but twice, causing my engine to shut off on a ramp to the highway with a huge semi-truck behind me. Thank God I was able to pull off to the side…

40:40 Day 16

I love Haiti. Hands down, it was the best “vacation” ever, and I would love to return someday. I also love missionary stories, so when I came across “Miracle on Voodoo Mountain” on Christian Audio, I knew I’d enjoy hearing the story of Megan Boudreaux, a twenty four year old who responded in obedience to…

40:40 Day 15

Pampered Chef Parties made me nervous. Mostly because I was the one selling it.  I’d cook in front of groups of women twice my age who had been using Pampered Chef since I was in elementary school and try to act like I knew what I was doing. I did love the products, but apart…

40:40 Day 14

I’m really not the most responsible car owner. I get my  oil changed maybe once a year, and I would almost definitely  electrocute myself if I tried to use jumper cables. God has shown up many times  when it comes to my car. I guess he knows what’s beyond my limitations!  Just last year, at…

40:40 Day 10

Where would I go? Since I wasn’t moving in with Karen and Rodney, I was back to square one. I searched Craigslist and kept an ear out, but no option looked appealing. My hope was in the fact that God was in this move. One evening I was training Brittany, a new girl at work,…