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 […]

Pruning Can Be Fruitful

Sometimes we simply need pruning. Our season of life has shifted and we are holding on not wanting change. We know the grace has lifted and yet we cling to what we know even though this part of our lives is not bearing fruit. Perhaps one of these things fits your circumstances: Your job has […]

Guest Blog – I am the Villain

Our Guest for today’s blog is Elise Booz.  Elise has been an active member of Drawing Near to God Ministry for many years. She and her family are members of St. Andrew’s Church, Park Circle where she is also the worship leader.  And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, […]

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 […]

The Super Woman Syndrome

Although my blogs are read by men and women, this blog is directed primarily to women because women seem to struggle more with feelings of inadequacy, believing we are not enough. Perhaps I am wrong. But because I am around women most every day, I am acutely aware of this. Why do we think we […]

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 […]

Has Your Light Been Dimmed?

  As I sit to write this blog today, the question in my heart is: “Has your light been dimmed?” Jesus declared that we are a city on a hill and our light is supposed to shine brightly. I don’t know about you, but the last few months, I had grown weary and the thought […]

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 […]

What a Beautiful Name

Today I want to share with you this beautiful song that has been on my heart lately, What a Beautiful Name. Below is a video of the Hillsong Worship version of this song with lyrics. Take a few minutes to listen, read the lyrics and reflect on the beautiful name of Jesus!   For more […]

Love Letter

Did you know that God’s Word is a love letter to you? Years ago while reading Scripture, my heart began to beat faster and I had a heightened sense of extravagant love directed towards me. I connected the dots, that God’s Word was speaking directly to my heart. It’s not that my mind was bypassed, […]