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 […]

Fly High or Dive Deep?

Good afternoon, Making Space for God friends! I love “Making Space Monday” blog where I get to share my thoughts with you about ways to grow in our Christian faith. This morning, I have been thinking about whether or not I am the kind of person that likes to fly high or dive deep. Not […]

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 Blame Game

Happy Monday! The other day I witnessed a couple in a heated argument. I was not eavesdropping; it was just impossible not to overhear their conversation. They were blaming each other for something that their child did. I went home and smugly thought to myself,  ‘So glad that I am not prone to blaming my […]

The Stuff that Drives Us Crazy

Today I want to share with you an older blog post that still rings true today – about the stuff that drives us crazy and how we, as Christians, are taught to react. There is a song that I just love about things that drive me crazy (you can listen to it here or below.) In […]

Be Careful What You Think

Welcome to Making Space Monday (for God, that is!) As we continue our journey of spiritual growth together, I want to address our thought life. Scripture is clear that as a man thinks so he is. This is one of my favorite Scriptures because it always gives me cause to observe my actions to see […]

The Lethal Poison of Rejection

As I sit at my computer reaching out to our community of making space for God folks, I am all too aware that some of you are facing serious rejection; that as you read these words they may be the lifeline that you need to move from off the cliff of rejection and onto the […]