From Weapons to Rest

Here is a beautiful story worth sharing. Chuck and I are in a season of “calling things that are not as though they were.” We learned this verse in Romans 4 from John Dee beginning in 2000. Fast forward all these years and encounters later, we are still going after all that it means to […]

In a Word, Transformation

Chuck and I are dipping our toes into church life here in the sunny land of Pensacola. I know, I know. It’s been over a year. Perhaps like you, church is hard for us. We are looking for real. Real Jesus. Real Holy Spirit. Real community. Which in turn means there will be real gifts […]

Excerpt from Restless

The normal Christian life according to God is far different from what most normal Christians think.  Let’s talk about reordering life in terms of the Sabbath. I heard pastor Bill Johnson say that we never excuse people from breaking the first nine of the Ten Commandments, but we break the tenth commandment all the time. […]

Manna for the Day

Yay! I am almost finished with my next book. It will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day…if you need a gift idea. Wink. (I know, shameless plug)  However, in the writing of it, the Lord and I have been having some weighty conversations about journeying with Him. It has been soul-boosting to revisit […]

Our Prayer for 2024 – Unshakable Faith

I wait quietly before God,     for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation,     my fortress where I will never be shaken. So many enemies against one man—     all of them trying to kill me. To them, I’m just a broken-down wall     […]

Childlike Faith

Jesus loves a good party. In the Old and New Testaments are examples of good friends with good food gathered in the name of the Lord. This is the heart behind our annual GT Gala. We want to usher in Christmas by celebrating what God celebrates: Jesus. He woke me up in the night with […]

He Remains

Loss never comes at the right time. It could be the loss of a job. It could be a shifting relationship or even a death. Sadly, it’s never at a moment of our choosing and we always want just one more chance to talk or at least one more hug. We just want more. The […]

Beginning with Thanks

By: Laura Jones Collins The holidays are here.  And I don’t know about you, but we have had a lot of hard and hurt going on right before we go into the “most wonderful time of the year.” I want to give you some things the Lord and I have been talking about. Like how to […]

The Power of Do-Overs

This lovely picture is from last week. Everything started out beautifully. Chuck walked out of his office and said, “Oh my goodness it smells wonderful in here.”  I laughed and told him it was the magic of garlic, onions, and olive oil. Great ingredients to begin with then I added Italian sausage, ground beef, red […]

His Song Creates Change

Can I just say that the Spirit of God is the medicine for all the world? Right now, we are witnessing wars, hostage negotiations, trillion-dollar debt deals, abject greed and starvation. And the cherry on top?  My own human heart. Do you feel the chaos and contradiction rise up inside as you watch the events […]