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Crown or Cancer Podcast

A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,
    but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones. – Proverbs 12:4

Am I a crown or a cancer to my husband? Crown or cancer to those around me? Am I a healthy thing or an illness?


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Am I Good?

People are sick… People are dying… Homes are falling apart…

I’ve thought about these things. I’ve put them out there to God (like He doesn’t know…). But what I feel like He’s saying is this: “am I good?”

We keep making the same mistake. God is not good because things go well. He’s good because He is. Goodness is only considered good because it is an attribute of Him.

God is good regardless of circumstances. Circumstances don’t have to be good in order for God to be good. In fact, it seems like we can see the goodness of God more when trials come.

God was good when Joseph was in prison. Wasn’t He? God was good when Daniel was in the lion’s den, wasn’t He?God was certainly good when His Son hung upon the cross.

Today, it’s OK to recognize what is happening. We’re in a tough reality right now. But don’t ever forget that God is good, and don’t make the mistake of associating circumstances to His goodness.

God is good because God is good. Period.

Luke 18:19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good.

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It Is What It Is, But That’s Not All

It is what it looks like, but that ain’t all it is. 🙂

What? I know. But that’s as real as I could make it sound.

It looks bad. And a lot of it is bad. I’m not saying its not. Daily, I’m praying for hope and encouragement. I don’t write about being positive because I’ve mastered it. I write about it because that’s what I struggle with. This is how God keeps me accountable and teaches me as well.

It’s bad, it’s sad, but this isn’t all there is. There is a lot going on, but there’s still more. I’m still seeing babies being born. I’m still reading “cancer-free” posts. I’m seeing families investing time together.

People are sick. People are dying, and we all need to be in constant prayer for them and for our world and leaders. However, illnesses are being cured. Lives are being brought into this world. People are crying out to God like never before. And families are actually getting to know one another.

It looked bad before. It looked bad for Lazarus. I mean, dead is dead. But God…

John 11:11-15, 43-44

Then he said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.” The disciples said, “Lord, if he is sleeping, he will soon get better!” They thought Jesus meant Lazarus was simply sleeping, but Jesus meant Lazarus had died. So he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And for your sakes, I’m glad I wasn’t there, for now you will really believe. Come, let’s go see him.”

Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

Now, I’m not saying YOLO. Go out and party and forget circumstances and consequences. I’m saying, be cautious, not chaotic. Be at peace, not at panic.

It is what it is, but it’s not all there is.


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One Touch

Inspired by Mark 1:41 and Luke 5:12


Just one touch

It won’t be too much.

One finger laid upon me

Oh, the feeling to be free.


Jesus, if you are willing

Let me experience that feeling.

I know that I’m unclean

That’s why on You I must lean.


Please on me, place Your hand

It is all that I demand.

Jesus, if You want to

This for me, is all I ask that You do.


As I fall facedown

I can feel the crowds frown.

I come to You on bended knees

Jesus, you can heal me if you please.


My child, rise up off your knees

For you, I am pleased.

Now, lift up your face

I have cleansed every trace.


Your faith has made you well

Go to others and tell

That you believed in Me

And because you were willing I made you free.

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