*Originally written in the Autumn of 2011 as a letter to friends and family.* It was a cool October afternoon as I was driving away from my friend, Mara’s, house in Northeast Philadelphia. We had just finished crying and praying together about a new thing – a drastic change – that God was about to […]Read More When God Spoke My Name – Literally
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:4-5 NIV It’s useless for you to work from early morning to late at night just […]Read More Are You Working Too Much?
Recently I was invited to write an article about Worry for a website called Money Wise Steward . I wrote about how worry can effect us physically and emotionally as well as how our ability to make healthy decisions can be altered. I also included steps we can take to stop worrying and trust in our […]Read More Worrying Won’t Make a Difference
Starting now, let’s begin to dismantle the stronghold that fear has on your life. There’s no better time to begin. This is the second part in my series on fear. Find the first one here. I like what Max Lucado wrote in his book, “Fearless”. He said, “Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed […]Read More Fear: What You Can Do About It (Part 2)
Cancer sucks. We all agree. No one knows that more than my friend, Dave, and his family. Earlier this year, Dave and his wife, Audra, found out that their teenage daughter, Gabby, has colon cancer. While it has been a year of ups and downs, Dave and Audra had an experience recently that shook them […]Read More Cancer, Joy and The Holy Spirit
I recently asked my Facebook friends what kinds of fears are commonly faced today, in preparation for this article. Here are some of the things they said: Dying Terminal illness Failure Financial concerns Not being good enough Being alone Rejection Public speaking Phobias (ex: claustrophobia) An uncertain future Other people’s opinions Commitment Homelessness/starvation Going to […]Read More Fear: What it is, and what it does (Part 1)
In my mid-twenties I came face to face with the 32ndPsalm. It made me uncomfortable. I forced myself to read it twice. And then a third time. Then I just couldn’t pull myself away. The more uncomfortable I felt, the more I was drawn to the words on the page. I soon realized that there was […]Read More The Way to Healing and Freedom: Confess Your Sins
Forty-six years so far in this journey called LIFE. Lot’s of dull moments, but many more moments mixed with joy and sorrow, happiness and grief, living and learning – satisfaction and regret. I appreciate you joining me in reflecting on this journey. My hope is that by each post that you read you will be […]Read More The Journey Begins