Love Your Enemies

Good morning, Making Space for God friends! This morning, while I was preparing for my day, I heard the Lord whisper in my heart: Joanne, it is a privilege to love your enemies.  Naturally, I stopped in my tracks. “Is this you Lord?” I have learned it’s better to stop in your tracks and see if […]

Preventing the Offense Trap

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past two weeks, you know that we are currently in my course, Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses. This was our final week of this mini-course but we’ll follow up with more about how we fill our space with “God space” instead of […]

The Tyranny of Jealousy

Good morning and welcome to Making Space Mondays! This morning we are making space for God to root out jealousy from our hearts. At the root of jealousy is pride and the combination can steal our freedom in Christ, impact our lives negatively, and create disruption in our relationships. What is jealousy? Jealousy is defined […]

From the Pit to the Palace

Good afternoon, Drawing Near to God community! We are in our second week of my mini-course, Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses. Isn’t that something we all encounter — offenses? For those that attend our course live or via streaming, I share some notes during my teaching. For those that aren’t able to attend, I […]

What Are Offenses?

This week we started a new course, Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses. We all run into offenses at times – it’s part of life. But it’s how we handle them that makes all the difference. We’ll be talking about that in this  short 3-week mini course and I’ll be following it with a longer […]

Video Blog – Offenses

Good morning, Making Space for God community! Today I want to share with you a video blog about offenses. We’ve all been offended in our lives – some of us may have even encountered this over the holidays! But God has a way for us to deal with offenses. Let’s take a look at was […]

The Regret Stealer

This morning I want to address a topic that is close to my heart. Something I have noticed is rampant among Christians is living with regret. We all have things that we wish we hadn’t done or said, but it seems that there is a disconnect with how to find freedom from the chains of […]

The Human Condition

This week we were back in action, continuing our journey through the book of Isaiah. As those of you who have done one of my studies before know, my Bible studies that are based on specific books of the Bible don’t just focus on that book. Rather, we explore Scripture from both the Old and […]

Releasing Your Past To Realize Your Future

Welcome to Making Space Monday (Making Space for God, that is)! Each week we explore topics that encourage us to make space for God in our busy lives. Last week we watched as hurricane Florence approached the east coast. Living in Charleston and having been through many hurricanes, we know the drill. Watch, prepare, evacuate, […]

Game On

Today we are going to Make Space for God together by looking at what causes people to compete with one another. There is healthy competition, such as athletes who have prepared for the competition and are actively charged to go out there and do their best. Then there is competition that involves wanting something that […]