Can I Lay Down Shame and Pick Up Grace Instead? [Episode 34]

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When I was in the third grade, we had a dog named Cannoli. She was a white, completely fluffy poodle … that is, until one day when she got a haircut.

My mom decided that Cannoli needed to look a little more legit. So, she took her to a groomer. Well, of course, any groomer was going to cut her hair like a poodle—you know, with the puffy little bottom and the puffy tail with the little ball on the end.

Can I Hear God When I Don’t Know What to Do? [Episode 28]

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Have you ever been faced with a decision and had absolutely no idea what to do, what to choose, or how to make the best choice?

Oh, friend, I have!

Sometimes life offers us lots of questions and very few answers. We find many paths before us, but very few reliable directions about which path is the best for us. It’s not easy, is it?

Can I Study the Bible on My Own? [Episode 24]

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I don’t know how it is with you when you read Scripture, but my mind often wanders.

You know, one second, I am reading about Moses on Mount Sinai and the very next second, I am wondering where my black yoga pants are and why my mail is now being delivered at 3:00 p.m. instead of noon.

Can I get a witness? Sometimes focus is hard.

What You Need to Hear from God Today

As we wrapped up filming my Psalm 23 video project, my friend, Steve, and I were talking through all the triumphs and bloopers of the shoot. He put his hand on my shoulder and said, “You’re a mess…”

I interrupted and said, “That’s for sure!”

“I didn’t finish,” he continued. “I was saying you’re a messenger.”

Oh, friend, I had heard “mess” when the truth is I am a messenger.

Has that ever happened to you too?