Messy but Magnificent

One of the pastors that I work with at Grace recently shared with me a theme for one of her upcoming ministry areas in 2019 and it was so good that I have to share it with you. Her inspired ministry theme is messy but magnificent. Don’t you love it? That is both who and […]

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Not trapped in yesterday

You would never know it is winter in Los Angeles. The leaves have barely changed colors, the temperature is in the 80s, and everyone around me is still in yoga pants or shorts. And yet it’s officially winter—the calendar told me so. Sometimes the seasons of our lives are like that too. The season has […]

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Read the red and pray for the power!

“Read the red and pray for the power.” These were the instructions that Dr. Fuchsia Pickett gave to our class when Jessica and I were in Bible school in the early 90s, and I think they are the perfect marching orders for each of us as we start a New Year together. Yesterday, Grace Church […]

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Open Heavens

Have you ever had a “Jacob’s Ladder” moment when heaven opened up above you? In Genesis 28 Jacob fell asleep, and in his dream-like state he saw what he couldn’t see during his distracted waking hours. He saw angels ascending and descending on a giant stairway that stretched between heaven and earth. And as if […]

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Yesterday ended at midnight!

Write it down. Tape it to your bathroom mirror (or write it in lipstick as Jessica has been known to do). “Yesterday ended at midnight.” Sometimes we need to be reminded that yesterday is over and the Lord’s mercies are brand-new today (Lamentations 3:23). Whether yesterday was full of victories, draws, or defeats, there is […]

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