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Are you afraid of what man will say if you love and serve the Lord, if you declare His name boldly, if you share the Gospel to a broken world, if you say the name Jesus where His name is not spoken, if you go outside the church walls and talk about your faith in Jesus? Ouch. Convicted. Most people I meet nowadays have never…

Imagine the faith of the men who lifted a man through the roof of a house to ensure he received healing from Jesus despite the infinitely large crowd of people seeking something from Jesus. Imagine their strength. Imagine their perseverance. Imagine their endurance. Imagine their trust. Imagine their refusal to give up no matter how hard the challenge. Imagine how they did this for someone…

Covered in feces. Filth. Grime. Grit. Matts. Shivering. Hair so long she could hardly see out, and nobody could hardly see in. Nobody wanted to anyway. Five pounds of abandonment, neglect, rejection, and, soon, euthanization. Waiting on a cold, cement floor in her prison cell block like shelter in rural Ohio. Little Faith is in heaven. I rescued her several years back.She lived only a very…

Just as the world darkens with the increasingly disturbing wickedness of humans, the light of the love of Jesus Christ becomes ever brighter – more pronounced as light always is amid greater darkness. Even as I have seen an unprecedented number of accounts of evil at work, so have I witnessed acts of love and mercy that perhaps are more rare but are without question…

Walk by Faith Ministry, a 501c3 non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel as we minister the Lord’s love to people and homeless dogs, operates on a small budget with big faith. Right now, we are seeking a big increase in our Sponsorship Program to help us fulfill our mission for the Lord. So how can you help? Sponsors donate ANY amount (no amount too…

Don’t tell God to use you – unless you mean it. I used to ask God to use me. I made two mistakes. One, I was not ready to be used. I had too much junk in my heart and life to be used for His glory. Second, I only wanted to be used on my terms. Imagine the possibilities – or not. How could…

I don’t deserve this treatment. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this attitude. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this hatred. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this slander. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this cruelty. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this rejection. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this abandonment. Neither did Jesus. I don’t deserve this hurt. Neither did Jesus. I…

God humbled me beyond measure today when He convicted me of pridefully, arrogantly, and wrongfully determining for nearly a decade that a loved one’s sin was worse than my own. I immediately repented, but remain astonished that I could for so long believe such a lie about my sin versus another’s. I knew I had judged this person. In fact, I had sought forgiveness numerous…

If you have not yet gotten a copy of my recently released book, SLOW DANCE WITH JESUS, now is the time to grab a copy – on sale. The price has been reduced to a requested donation of $15 or more. You can order a copy with a debit or credit card when you CLICK HERE. Your donation helps Walk by Faith Ministry to fulfill its…

Something strange is happening. I am not remembering some, if not much, and sometimes all, of what I am writing. Maybe it is because of how tired I am. Perhaps it is because I am having difficulty sleeping and write through the night.One could say it is because I am distracted. Some might say it is because I am so very unfocused. But I believe…

Love does not always say Yes. Sometimes love says No. But God is loving, right? Yes, God is loving. But sometimes God says No. We are called to love, right? Yes. But sometimes God calls us to say No. God recently called me to say No to a loved one, and I look back and wonder how different our lives would have been if I…

A friend was kind enough some time ago to teach me a lesson I need to never forget. She asked me an innocent question, and my response was answer enough to reveal the lesson I needed. “Is so-and-so a follower of Christ?” “So-and-so is a believer,” I responded. But that, of course, was not the question. “There is a difference between believers and followers,” she…

“You have a spirit of religion,” my friends told me several years back. The night they spoke these words, my friends became my enemies and I went barreling, clumsily and greedily, clinging and holding fast like a child seeking safety into the deadly arms of religion. “I will not let you go, religion,” I might as well have said. What I should have said, I…

Some people have dark nights of the soul. I have had dark years of the soul. I have known such darkness at times that light did not play hide and seek with me. Light hid and never sought me, and I was enveloped in darkness so deep I was often too weary to seek light.Some people find Jesus and seem to turn their backs on…

Please don’t stop praying. Please don’t give up interceding for the one the Lord assigned you to intercede for. Please don’t get caught up in what you see with your human eyes and hear with your human ears and fall away from petitioning God to save your loved one, to help the stranger, to forgive a nation, to have mercy on a prisoner, etc. Please…

A friend for whom I have the utmost respect recently shared with me the question, “What will you risk for God?” Quite honestly, I have never heard such a question. Faced with the question, and more importantly faced with this challenge, I decided to ponder the question. But I no more asked myself the question than I immediately knew the answer. My response surprised me…

God is so cool, as one of my friends likes to say. If I only had words to describe how cool – and amazing – He truly is. Just this past week, He used four people in three parts of the country to teach me a life-saving lesson. Several nights ago, I had so much difficulty sleeping that I brought my laptop to bed and…

Gimme this. Gimme that. We’re living in the “Gimme” generation. But worse than this, we’re also living in the Gimme God Generation. How is that? When I look at myself, and I see myself in others, I see how easily we can fall prey to believing God is a Gimme God. Gimme this. Gimme that. God, gimme, gimme. Something tells me God is not too…

I was born with a huge heart. No, I was born with a humongous heart. But my huge heart, once filled with love and compassion, got itself into trouble more often than not. I was sensitive, selfish, and so silly about love. What could I expect? My human heart failed like all human hearts do. No matter how much I wanted to love and give…

The very first time I felt the presence of God was in Jamaica when I was as lost as lost can be. For minutes, I detected the presence of something supreme. I walked away. The next time I felt the presence of God was in north England when I was further lost. I felt His presence. I walked away.Oh, I prayed alright in those years.…

The cover of my recently published book Slow Dance with Jesus may say “written by a woman who walked a long, hard road barefoot to get to the dance,” but I never in a million years imagined how narrow the gate would be to the life the Lord has for me. Some people think I am physically thin, particularly this past year when I unfortunately…

Yesterday I did one of the hardest things I have ever done, and in my obedience to God I expected to feel awful afterward. After all, God had asked me to do something my flesh could not even fathom. But I put my flesh under subjection, chose to obey God, and was astounded to find freedom on the other side of my obedience. Immediately. Yes,…

When my beloved dog trainer Abby Bird taught me years ago my very first obedience lesson, little did she know the faith lesson I would ultimately learn from the Lord. I showed up eagerly and innocently at my first training session with my puppy Abby (not named after the trainer, by the way), not realizing I would need a whole lot more training than my…

God does not just have a plan. He has a perfect plan. God does not just have random timing for His plan. He also has perfect timing for His perfect plan. We humans have our own plans. We humans have our own timing for our own plans. How much we miss when we choose our own plan over God’s plan. How much we also miss…

I couldn’t help but wonder this morning why Shnookles the rescue dog was lapping so happily in the murky, muddy, mediocre to say the best post-storm water puddle to satiate his thirst. Undoubtedly the temptation was tantalizing. After all, last night’s latest round of tremendous thunder boomers, coupled with four dogs’ digging endeavors over the past week or so produced a bigger-than-usual mud puddle. But…

You watch the weather to see the forecast. You want to know when the bad weather is coming. You want to be prepared. But why do you not do the same in your walk with the Lord?The Bible says: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak (Mark 14:38 KJV)When Jesus was tempted…

I just told a loved one the truth. It was hard to tell. I am sure it was harder to hear. See, I quoted scripture from the Bible and delivered a hard message. I am gifted in this. I am called to speak the truth even in the face of rejection, hatred, scorn, gossip, and more. Some people believe modern day prophets are to go…

Got love? I do. But I didn’t. I used to tell people all about Jesus and all about His amazing love, and guess what. I was missing it. I wasn’t just missing amazing opportunities to tell people about Jesus. I was missing the whole deal. The whole nine yards. The whole kit and caboodle. Sure thing. I was great at telling people that God is…

Are you living the life God planned for you? This morning, I told the Lord, “I’m not living the life that I desired, but I pray I am living the life you desire for me.” For most of my life, I lived according to my own dreams, desires, ambitions – and, unfortunately, my selfish fleshly desires. Though I have always loved to give to others,…

Amazing how the Lord convicts me. Amazing how often the Lord convicts me. Amazing how amazing the Lord is. Just today I was writing an e-mail to someone when the Lord decided to come to my rescue – yet again. I had it all figured out. I knew what I would say. I have said it so often before, in one way or another. I’m…

Yummy. Delicious. Wow. Mmm. Give me another bite. What?! Are you kidding me? There’s nothing like another thick slice of Humble Pie. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just take a look at your life. Or, better yet, take a look at mine. The Lord has been convicting me recently of not trusting Him. Are you joking? Me? The director of a ministry?…

How do you think Moses felt about tending sheep? How do you think Paul felt about tent making? How do you think Mary felt about being a stay-at-home mom? How do you think Jesus felt about making cabinets? How do you think the fishermen felt about fishing for their livelihood – especially on nights they caught nothing at all! How do you feel about your…

Have you ever stepped up to a beautiful buffet of an endless array of delicious, sumptuous, appetizing, appealing, yummy, fulfilling, satisfying, steaming hot, ice cream cold, blessings – and then stepped away with an empty plate? Me neither. I always find something at a buffet, and I don’t know anyone who does not. But what about God’s buffet of blessings? Have you stepped up to…

Don’t submit to the devil. Submit to God. Don’t resist God. Resist the devil. No, this is not a play on words. Nor is it a funny puzzle mixing words around in a well known scripture. It is a warning. The Lord has fenced me in on all sides with the scripture, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from…

Forgiveness is a choice, isn’t it? Actually, it’s a responsibility. But it is also a choice. I have a responsibility to forgive, but the choice is mine. I have lived on both sides of the forgiveness fence. I have chosen not to forgive, and I have decided to forgive. The only freedom I have ever found is in forgiveness. Forgiveness is not about how I…

God is preparing me. How do I know? He told me so. But sometimes I forget. Sometimes I try to jump ahead of where I am. I try to dive into the places I am not yet supposed to be. I try to move ahead of myself. When I do this, I am running ahead of God. Then I go spinning in circles, lost, frustrated,…

I have to laugh at myself. How could I not? I am so tenacious with God, I press into Him so much so often, and I seek Him so relentlessly, that I cannot fathom why He would not speak to me when I so desperately want to hear from Him. So what’s so funny about this? I am so driven to hear from Him that…

I just made a mistake. Again. Sometimes I feel like I make more mistakes than I get things right. I just thank God I am willing to be corrected. I am even more thankful that I understand the Lord corrects me because He loves me. He loves me so much that He does not want me to keep messing up. He loves me so much…

Do you know what the disciples did shortly after Jesus turned a tiny amount of bread and fish into enough to feed a zillion people? They forgot! If you don’t believe me, read Mark 6 in the Bible. So guess what they did the next time a zillion people needed to eat? Check out Mark 8. They forgot again what Jesus had done. And why…

I had a mini vision while driving today, and I believe there is a message in the midst of it for more than just myself. I saw the devil in pursuit of me, and I was wisely in flight from him. But just how wise was I? The Lord doesn’t tell me to flee from the devil. He teaches me in His Word that it…

Joshua the miracle dog had his big surgery yesterday, leaving him with 3.75 pounds less to carry around. Dr. Hennessey of Plantation Animal Hospital lopped off the massive tumor located in his private parts section, sending him home without the burden he has been lugging around for an undetermined amount of time. Joshua, sporting an “ice cream cone collar” even bigger than the tumor was,…

How many miracles can one special needs dog get? Leave it to God to provide an abundance of miracles to Walk by Faith Ministry, to me, and to our newest addition Joshua.Joshua, who was left at a shelter by his family when they moved, scheduled for euthanization, and sent by private plane to Walk by Faith Ministry, arrived with a host of challenges. Besides being…

When God put on my heart to donate 100% of proceeds from my book Slow Dance with Jesus when sold at the Christian Shoppe in VA to the Mizerak family, I had no idea what he had in mind. Molly Mizerak, one of the most beautiful women I have ever met in her love and service for the Lord, recently went to heaven at age…

Joshua flew to his new life just three days ago on a two-seater plane from the shelter where he was left by his owners when they moved. He has been battling a rough upper respiratory infection, is quite underweight, and has multiple big tumors. The tumor under his private parts is ENORMOUS. So how is Joshua? HAPPY! JOYFUL! He is a TOTAL LOVE. We bonded…

Joshua arrives with pilot James KleenJoshua gave me his first kiss today, just hours after private pilot James Kleen pried him out of the tight rear quarters of his two-seater plane and handed him off to Walk by Faith Ministry. It never ceases to amaze me how a dog with such a phenomenal story can trust someone brand new in so short a time. Joshua,…

Less than two weeks ago, I cried as I told Mother Theresa once again that I would send her to heaven as soon as she was ready to go. She had gone rapidly downhill, so much in fact that I felt it would be selfish to hold on any longer. Thankfully, my veterinarian was out of town for 10 days. For some reason, I was…

Traveler can be picky about his food, so picky in fact that he has managed to wrap me around his paws from time to time. Given his life on three legs and his need to be strong and healthy, coupled with his tendency to border being somewhat underweight, I manage to squeeze in a good special meal every once in a while to make sure…

Just in case you’re not following the Special Sneakers Project we have begun to help distribute used sneakers to people who can use them, Honey the rescue dog is. Last night, she took the time to drop her bone to the ground so she could pose prettily for a photo of her and the first barrel full of sneakers. Honey, a super loving, sweet, and…

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