A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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A Closer Walk: Overcoming Dark Storms of Doubt

I was stunned at the size of the doubt-storms that were rolling across the landscape of my life. Suddenly I was being engulfed by dark clouds of questioning God, myself, what I believed about everything. It is easy to believe in a God of Love when everything in your life is rosy, but when things…

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Never Losing the Light: Overcoming Fear Storms

Listen child, we must deal with this fear. I know you do a good job of hiding it from others—even yourself—sometimes. But, not from Me. I see your heart, remember? I do not see as others see. You know this. I look not on outward appearances. I see the inner man with all the turmoil…

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Never Losing the Light: Desperate Faith

When I look at you I see a magnificent ship caught up in a desperate and fierce gale; broken mast; tattered sails; but still afloat! This hurricane you’ve sailed into has brought it’s damage for sure. I would never deny what you have endured. But… you are carrying such a rich cargo! No wonder the…

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A Closer Walk: Is This Abundant?

I sat in my ashes each day thinking, “Is this what God calls abundant?” I really wanted to experience the abundant life Jesus spoke of, but how in the world was I supposed to look at the shambles my life had become, and see it as abundance? I was raised believing in a God who was…

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A Closer Walk: Where Do You Take Your Anger and Hurt?

What do you do when the One you trusted to always take care of you, always be there for you, let’s you down? Where do you take your anger and your hurt?   You realize you’re adrift, because the One you really need to talk to about everything, is the very One you are convinced has…

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The Tumblers Will Click

  Oh, God! When did I stop believing this?   “The tumblers will click someday.” (I used to believe.) I used to think, “One day, some day, some way—He’ll come. You would come!” You’d spin the dial on the padlocks in my life and I would be free!   But, now? When did it happen?…

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