Rejoice in Him

Claire and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart



What is that in your hand?

We can cling to our own preferences so tightly that they can keep us from serving God. Moses fell into that trap. He had been a shepherd for forty years and he became comfortable in that role. God had a… Continue Reading →


We had a great time watching the solar eclipse – it was an amazing event. The moment the moon completely covered the sun there was a collective exclamation of amazement as we were enveloped in darkness in the middle of… Continue Reading →

Who are you?

The question, “Who are you?” may be answered in a variety of ways. You may respond by telling others about your profession, but that’s what you do. Some may find their identity through performance – titles, degrees, and achievement. Some… Continue Reading →

A picture of wholehearted devotion

Have you ever been fully devoted to a task? There is a feeling of exhilaration and abandonment that comes when you’re all in. You become intensely focused in your passionate pursuit of the objective. The Old Testament describes an individual… Continue Reading →

For such a time as this

Our journey through life contains a number of surprises – some are good and some are not so good. The circumstances we face are divine opportunities to fulfill God’s will in our lives. Do we realize the role that pivotal circumstances… Continue Reading →

Realization can lead to transformation

There are times in our lives when it seems that our hopes and dreams have faded. I’m reminded of the the two disciples who were on the road to Emmaus three days after the crucifixion. As they were walking along… Continue Reading →

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

As we celebrate St. Patrick’s day we may have a wide variety on beliefs about the Irish and their influence upon society. How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill reveals how Patrick not only brought Christianity to Ireland but he preserved Western… Continue Reading →

Do you have God’s perspective?

As you go through life, you will encounter a multitude of situations that may cause you discouragement. A common source of frustration is other people. This can be especially painful when it’s from people who should be close to you,… Continue Reading →

12 Reflections on Christmas

The old song reminds us, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Here are twelve reflections to encourage your heart at Christmas: “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of… Continue Reading →

Chase the Lion

Mark Batterson has written an excellent sequel to his book In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day, with his latest book entitled Chase The Lion. This book was recommended to me by one of my outstanding, former students, Christy… Continue Reading →

Rising Each Time You Fall

What is your response to adversity?  At times it can seem overwhelming.  This past week I attended the American Association of Christian Counselors Conference and the theme was “The Struggle is Real”.  We considered the incredible challenges facing us in… Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Resurrection!

As we gather on Easter morning we come with great joy, but what was it like on that first Easter morning?  What was the mood of the disciples?  Put yourself in the sandals of the disciples on the first Easter… Continue Reading →

The Gift for All People

The Gift for All People: Thoughts on God’s Great Grace by Max Lucado is a compilation of his devotional thoughts with an emphasis on God’s gift of grace and love for His children.  This book is arranged in bite-size devotional… Continue Reading →


Unqualified by Steven Furtick can bring encouragement to those who believe that they may be unqualified for God to use them.  Furtick points out, “God has a habit of picking people who have been passed over” (p. 4).  You may… Continue Reading →

Sharing the Good News

Have you experienced an event in your life in which you couldn’t contain your excitement and had to tell someone?  You’ve probably witnessed the birth of a child and seen the excitement of announcing the birth.  That was a similar… Continue Reading →

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