Don’t Postpone Joy

Sometimes I find myself saying things like:  Tomorrow will be a better day. Or If I do (blank) then I will find joy. Or… If I buy this new thing it will make me feel better. Or if I had more money… You get where I am going with this. Let’s face it. It’s easy […]

Praise & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier this week I posted Give Thanks In All Circumstances suggesting we all start a grateful journal. I encourage you to read that post and the Thanksgiving “challenge”. While today is a special day of giving thanks, we must remember that it is not the only day to give thanks for all that […]

Where is God?

I have been thinking about the questions I am frequently asked as a ministry leader: Where was God when I needed Him the most? Why does God feel so distant? Why should I count on God when He has let me down? So many good questions. I say good because our faith will never grow […]

Forgiveness Needed

This week in my teaching series called The Kingdom is Near, I taught on the kingdom attitude of forgiveness. Because I have had so much positive feedback on the teaching, I decided to create a blog using some of my notes from the teaching. We are living in an intense time in our country right […]

God With Us

Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would come and that His name would be Emmanuel, God with us. There are days when I wonder if God is preoccupied with more important things than me. Do you ever think that way? But then I remember His name, Emmanuel, God with us. The character of God is expressed […]

Video Blog – Faith Risk

Are you sensing that God is calling you out to take a risk, in faith? It can be a scary feeling, but it’s a good place to be. Let’s see what the Word of God says in this video blog. Watch below or at this link.       To receive future posts straight to […]

Step out in faith

  This morning I want to share with you how to make space in your life to step out in faith when you sense you are called to do something- whether it is to make a change, do something that is a stretch, or challenging, or a shift in your thinking. Stepping out in faith […]

Letter to My Younger Self

  Despite the commercials we see on tv or magazine ads we read, aging was not invented by Satan himself. It may feel like it at times when you look in the mirror and don’t recognize yourself. Or when you go for a run, or a walk or even a crawl and you can’t move […]

Video Blog – Pressing On

Today I want to share a video about pressing on in our spiritual journeys. Whether you’re exhausted from the strain of the pandemic or the hectic start of a new, virtual school year, it is important that we keep pressing on. God has great things in store for you!   Women of God, if you […]

Do You Like Yourself?

Here we are again, together on this Abiding Space blog. It’s a place where together as a Drawing Near community we are trying to make space for God; make space not just to know Him but to enjoy HIm. And… it’s a place where I am able to express the things that are on my […]