Hug Me Please

If we would listen with our hearts to the words that Jesus is saying in this verse, we would hear Him crying from the depths of His heart for us to hug Him. He is not here in person for us to hug but we can hug Him by our words and actions to one another.

A Wise Investment

While I was cleaning Sunshine’s cage yesterday, I put her in the small travel cage the pet store had given me. When I took her out of the small cage to put her back in the larger cage, she got away and landed on the floor..

He Brews

If there is one thing that the Lord has continuously taught me over the years, is that He really, really does have a sense of humor.

Be Fruitful And Multiply

God’s first thought was for our happiness when He said “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”. He always puts us first just as He did when He gave His beloved Son to die for us..

The Hidden Pain

There is so much heartache and despair in the world. I received two emails last night in an hour’s time that were full of criticism. One of the emails had so much hatred in it that I could feel a sharp pain in my heart..

What Kind of Friend Are You?

Over the years, my bond with certain friends has been strengthened to the degree we were willing to let the other peek into our heart -- through a feeling, an experience, a struggle, or a mutual confession..


I saw a little baby this morning at the store and when he looked at me, I smiled at him and he smiled back. The thought came to me that everybody who comes in contact with this precious little body..

It's Scary

Jesus has told us to confess our faults to each other and to pray for each other so that we may be healed. How many of us can honestly say that we confess our faults to someone? I think the reason why we don’t is because..

Impossible without Jesus

People have written me and asked if I have trouble forgiving people. I can honestly say that it is a lot easier now than it was two years ago. I have been hurt deeply by many people, but I also have hurt people..

The Beauty of Forgiveness

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one"..

Don't Hold Back!

Sometimes we are afraid to write, to share, to open our hearts because we do not know what the response will be..

Who Do You Choose

A very dear and beloved friend of mine was speaking and she told about a pastor who had stopped serving Jesus. The pastor told his congregation that God sends people to hell. That is a lie straight from the pits of hell. God doesn’t send us anywhere..

The Toilets of Our Life

Just as the toilets in our bathrooms contain material that stinks, so does the unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, hatred, envy, strife, sarcasm and criticism that we allow to accumulate in our hearts..

No Exceptions

For those of us who have children, we know that they have different personalities. We may have seven children but each one of them responds to what we tell them differently. Some of them may respond..

Still In the Flesh

There are times when we make mistakes and unwise decisions. This verse tells us to be perfect, even as our Father is perfect. We know that we can never be perfect on this earth. There is only one person who..

You're Not Important

Did anyone ever tell you when you were in school that you were stupid? I was told that and it made me feel even worse about myself. Has someone told you when you were sharing something from your heart..

Women & Friendship

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"

They Still Have Feelings

When I worked in the nursing home several years ago, I heard a patient make a comment to her roommate that I have never forgotten.

Wasted Years

I watched a family program on television this morning. It was about two sisters who were trying to become friends....

Neither Do I

I believe with all my heart that if people knew that someone really loved them,...

Don't Forget Them

That touched my heart and made me smile, however I saw something that made me sad...

Would You Say It

Has anyone ever said these things to you? Have you ever made these remarks to someone else?


This is a small sample of what happens in so many churches today...

Detestable Behavior

Psst! Psst! Come here! Have I got a secret for you! A strategy - that will influence the powerful and tame the unruly.

No Placement

For over forty years I wandered in the wilderness of crippling depression and suicidal thoughts.


The thing that I do know, that I am no longer the person I used to be but rather I am becoming the man God wants me to be.