We All Face Battles

I spoke at the ONE Baptist Church Ladies Conference on May 7, 2017 and this is the audio file of that message. If you have a battle in your life today or have faced battles in the past, whether it is was within your marriage, raising your children, struggling through illness, financial difficulties, or life in…

Are you looking for HOPE?

We are launching a BRAND new church in Stallings, NC on Easter Sunday April 16th at 11AM. If you live in the area, I hope you will consider visiting us. HOPE is located on the corner of Stallings Road and Old Monroe Road (West John Street) in the same area as Phat Daddy’s Cafe. We…

My Father’s Character

It doesn’t matter what you have done or where you have been, there is a God in Heaven who is ready and able to restore you. I go through many days feeling unworthy of the great calling that God has put on me. You see, I know me. I know who I have been and…

Mountain Moving Faith

Let’s face it. It is really easy to look at someone else’s difficult circumstances with optimism and tell them to have faith, it will all work out. Seeing their mountain from afar off is different than when you are in the valley. Offering encouragement or positive thinking doesn’t really require faith in that situation. My trouble is…

I’ve Seen This Movie Before

(Trude, the title is for you… wink wink.) We’ve all seen those movies where the outcome is inevitable. The storyline builds and things might seem so bad that it would take a miracle to turn things around, and then suddenly the game changer happens! Somehow the hero escapes, love prevails, bad is made good, the…

Fulfilling Your God-Given Purpose

I just finished reading The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper. I was inspired the miracles in their lives and encouraged by how they overcame so many obstacles as a couple. Their faith in God and willingness to support each other’s dreams honestly overwhelm me. As I sit…

Playing it Safe Doesn’t Pay

So you know you can take the safe route of keeping your mouth shut, but you really need to help this person understand the reality of the situation. This conversation could upset them or hurt them and put a real damper on your relationship, possibly even turn into a fight. What do you do? Do…

Be Still and God Will

Do you ever feel overwhelmed from just thinking? Ironic isn’t it, we aren’t even doing anything yet, but our thoughts are exhausting! I could understand if we were running from meeting to meeting, hearing complaints of others, trying to decide between conflicting priorities, and meeting unreasonable deadlines (which is probably a typical day for most of us!);…