Thriving in the Desert: How to Flourish During Frustrating Times

Can you relate to a season in life in which you’re merely surviving, rather than thriving? Contrary to what you might think, I’ve learned through the years that those are often the times that God wants to draw us close.  My friend, Kris, was weary from all that she and her husband Robert had experienced […]

Thrive

Fall is just around the corner here in Colorado; we just experienced our first hard freeze and summer isn’t even over yet! We are back up to hot temperatures and those of us who live here are so grateful for more warm, sunny days before the chill of fall arrives. Colorado has unpredictable weather it […]

Morning Song

Not too long ago, I had been sitting outside on my back deck, enjoying the morning songs of the many birds that live in and visit the towering Ponderosa Pines that surround our peaceful country home.  I noticed that the Hummingbird feeder was empty, so I went inside to mix more food for my hungry […]

Worship – Pastor Gayla Bagwell

As you listen to the Michael W. Smith “Worship” CD this week, I believe true worship will fill your soul. These are older songs we are all familiar with, and the anointing on them is life changing. If you take time to worship in the presence of the Lord, you will find the answers that you seek. Many of […]

Song of Solomon 2:4

The Giver of Dreams

Dreams…everyone has them; dreams for their lives and the future. Sometimes, those dreams can be snatched away in the blink of an eye. Life doesn’t always happen the way we dream it will (pun intended). Life can throw some devastating blows; and before you know it, everything you dreamed for your life is gone. It […]

Living Life by God’s Design – Not by Default

We only get one shot at living life – one chance. Why, then, would we ever spend it passively, in a mode of default? According to the dictionary, default is defined as “a failure to act; inaction or neglect.” To translate that, living by default would mean a failure to show up for our lives, […]

A Royal Encounter

Most of us know the story of Cinderella. She was born of high estate, was dearly loved by her father, and had everything that made her happy and secure. Then life happened—loss, betrayal, cruelty, and abuse. In her heart she knew there was something better. Sparked by hope—an invitation to a royal ball—she dreamed of a life […]

Encouraging Scriptures for Today

HERE ARE 5 ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” —Hebrews 10:23 “…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be […]

Fit for a Queen

The story of Esther captivates me. No matter how many times I read it, my heart leaps with excitement and joy. It seems to be the type of story I would read in a novel or see played out as a Hollywood movie, yet there is nothing fictional about it. I believe God has woven […]