Hot Your Toddy

Do y’all mind having a little fun today? It seems lately my entire town has been sick with this cold/rsv/flu thang, and we are all sick and tired of it. Literally. This sickness has woven itself into the fabric of our social scene and we just can’t have that! We’ve missed AWANA games, Bunco, coffee… […]

Doing Your Thang!

A few weeks ago I became all twisted up and bent out of shape. My cable broke, my internet stopped working, our heater blew, my car wouldn’t start…. And oh yes, my hair brush broke too! I suddenly found myself sucked through a funnel cloud of frustration. It’s so easy to do. It happens to […]


 John tells us that if we don’t love the people we can see around us, then we don’t love God, whom we can’t see, (see 1 John 4:20). In Matthew 22:37-40, Jesus says the two greatest commandments are to love God, love people. Then Jesus says to those who follow him, “If you love me, […]

Unglued at South Reno Baptist Church

Discipleship Isn’t Always Fun

We’ve been ministering at the Castaway Motel for about eight months. Some of the residents have spilled into other motels and we keep in touch. I’ve spent a lot of time developing new friendships and trying to explain to them their need for Jesus. Needless to say, it hasn’t been easy. Some weeks I want […]

Squeezed In

“Your paperwork is complete and we’ve reserved time for you to see the kids,” she says. These are the same children I took in for awhile when they were homeless; the ones who came to Vacation Bible School months ago. The same ones I told about Jesus. The ones my friends and I fed, clothed, […]

Just Like Mary…

When it comes to Mary, people tend to go to one of two extremes. They either magnify her so much that Jesus takes second place (Luke 1:32) or they ignore her and fail to give her the esteem she deserves (Luke 1:48). Mary’s humbled submission to the will of God always overwhelms me. “I am […]

The Banquet

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the […]

Thanksgiving and Contentment

We live in a comfort driven society. So much so that wants and needs become blurred. Discerning between what we need and what we want is a great obstacle for the content heart. When we take our want and make it a need, we drive our discontentment.  Every time we flip the channel or thumb through a […]

God Is On The Throne

The chill in the air reminds me of my weakness. The darkness reminds me how much I crave His light. The damp air fills my lungs and I breathe Him in. Gut heaving sobs howl from within over these children, neglected, abandoned, alone. The weight of what has transpired hasn’t hit them yet.  But it’s […]

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