Archives for June 2015

What Dylann Roof Meant for Evil, God Allowed for Good ~ Featuring “Brother” by Needtobreathe (Monday Music)

What Dylann Roof Meant for Evil, God Allowed for Good ~ "Brother" by Needtobreathe (Photo By Spencer Means from New York City, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Dylann Roof walked into the Emanuel AME church on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, SC. to start a race war.

He fired the first shots of his race war, killing nine faithful believers while they prayed. 

The trial hasn’t even begun, but the verdict is in: [Read more…]

Now That’s A Workout! Taking Your Daily Prayer Time On the Road

Now That's A Workout: Taking Daily Prayer Time On the Road by Beckie Lindsey (Click to Read via


Today, I’m excited to introduce my friend Beckie Lindsey to you.

When Beckie and I met at a writer’s conference, we realized almost instantly that, even though we live on opposite coasts, we’re kindred spirits. Except this woman likes to jog.

No, thank you.

I don’t enjoy jogging, but I fully appreciate what God’s taught her through her time pounding the pavement.

I know it will speak to you, too — whether you like to jog or not. [Read more…]

We All Need a Father Who Loves “His Daughter” by Molly Kate Kestner (Monday Music)

Click to view this powerful music video: "His Daughter" by Molly Kate Kestner. She wrote the song in 20 minutes, but millions of Youtube views prove it's impact will last much longer. (Via


Dad seemed to nearly choke on the words. “I love you, too,” he said. 

To hear my dad say those words gripped my heart.

To hear him choke on them, broke it. [Read more…]

When Our Heart Rejects The Truth Our Head Knows — Soaring Above Our Fears and Worries in the Midst of Struggles

Click to read: When Our Hearts Refuse to Believe the Truth Our Heads Know: Soaring Above Our Fears and Worries in the Midst of Struggles (2 Corinthians 2:14)

How often have we said, “I know God’s got this,” but then worried ourselves through our situation?

Every time I do that, I’m proving a universal truth:

Sometimes our hearts reject the truth our heads know. [Read more…]

“Through All of It” by Colton Dixon ~ Monday Music

Click to view Colton Dixon "Through All Of It" Music Video

It happened.

I knew the day would come.

It’s not that I wanted to stop it, but I also dreaded it, all while celebrating it with pride. [Read more…]

“You Are I Am” by MercyMe ~ Monday Music

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Congratulations! Today is a Bonus Day.

As usual, I’m posting my Monday Music post. 

But I’m also posting the first part of my interview with author Michelle Medlock Adams.

AND, you can enter to win a signed copy of her latest book and some great chocolate! 

As I said, Congratulations!

Consider it a birthday present. It’s my mom’s birthday.

Mom would’ve been 83 years old today. She’s been in heaven nine years.

Imagine keeping up with your age in heaven.

“Whoo Hoo! I’m 1,437 years old today!”

However it works there, I know Mom is the perfect age with a perfect, cancer-free body. Amen! [Read more…]