What do you do in the midst of your storms? I’m currently in the midst of a storm right now. Although I don’t know the future, I’m choosing to praise God, and stand on His promises no matter the outcome! Things may get worst before I see the light, however my condition doesn’t matter. My […]

Stage 1: Illumination: Peek inside of yourself. Crafted into your personal story are unique colors of life. The pastels of joy, the neutral colors of everyday activities, the vivid streaks of pains, and the bold accents of victory. The Creator creates unique masterpieces out of the ups and downs of your life. If you look […]

I’d like to teach you a word that I learned when I was a little girl growing up in Belize. Their official language is English, but everybody speaks Creole.  It’s just a corruption of the English language, but it is very sing-songy, and very fun.

It seems to have been born in me to perform before an audience. My mother loved to tell the story of one Easter when I was about three years old. I, like all the other Sunday School kids, had my Easter speech to say. Dressed in my frilly Easter dress – outfit complete with hat, […]

If anyone was a giant in the eyes of the Hebrew people it was Moses, their leader through the Exodus from Egypt and forty years of wilderness wanderings.

I spoke recently to a friend who is super-efficient, incredibly capable, and the rock on which her boss relies. But as we talked, she confessed to being motivated by guilt. I should do this. I must do that. If I don’t, then who will—and then what? If I’m serving the Lord then I have to say […]

I love this quote; “Be Kind Always. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” Just spending a few minutes looking over your Facebook feed! Among the check in’s, puppy pic’s, and new baby announcements you’ll find divorce, death, financial trouble, friendships falling apart, etc., etc. That is why it is […]

Do you ever have days when you wonder if your life matters? I’ve been there a time or two. But I want to assure both of us that we are making a difference. And often in ways we may not realize. Let me tell a story to show what I mean.  

My parents pretty much tried everything they could to get me to excel in academics and piano: tutoring, spanking, and bribing. Even after eight years of playing the piano, I was only interested in Michelangelo and his amazing paintings I encountered in art books. 

In 1987, my wife and I lost our daughter Michelle when she was only one week old. This post, based on our experiences and those of others, reflects on the less-than-helpful things people do to comfort the grieving. Don’t say, “I know how you must feel.” You don’t know—even if you have gone through a similar […]

Jesus told the Samaritan woman that God must be worshipped in spirit and in truth (see John 4:24). He concluded that we must worship Him in our heart. During my time of deepest despair, I participated in a lot of faith-based activities, but I failed to internalize my worship. Outwardly, I knew all of the […]

My mouth hung open as I listened to what he said to me. “Choose your husband before God.” The famous Lee Strobel, who has written some of my favorite books, was on The Good News radio show. Recently, his classic book, The Case For Christ, became a movie. During our interview, Lee discussed that he […]

Your speaker longs to be effective. She desires for God to use her in the lives of your women. You can help her help them. Use these tips to help your speaker minister as effectively as possible to your women.

Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift […]

Look among the nations and watch – be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you. Habakkuk 1:5  NKJV After the Communist Walls fell in Romania, my father, Harry Dent, was among the first to offer help. He immediately bonded with the underground church […]