Refreshing Faith ~ Connecting Hearts to God
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One of my favorite books is C. S. Lewis’s The Horse and His Boy. In my favorite scene, Shasta, a poor, runaway boy, meets Aslan the great lion.
While Shasta wanders on a horse he can’t steer rehearsing how he must be the unluckiest boy in the world, Aslan appears to him. Aslan walks Shasta through the scenes of his past and shows him how he, Aslan, has been with him through every trial protecting and securing him for his important role in history. Shasta has never been alone or forgotten. Each hardship has been supervised and used for Shasta’s good. The application moves me:
- Just as Aslan never left Shasta, so Jesus never leaves us.
- Just as Aslan chose Shasta for greatness, Jesus has chosen us for special roles in His story.
The mission of this blog is to remind us Jesus loves us and we can trust His will and His ways, even when our circumstances tell us not to. I hope you’ll find practical answers to your life questions and be inspired to a deeper love for and trust in Jesus. That’s what Lewis’s Aslan does for me.
I invite you to subscribe to my blog. May our time together renew our faith and leave us in awe that the God of the universe has invited us into His story.
My first year out of college, my director taught me a way to study the Bible that transformed my time with God—and my life. I have put that method down in an e-book, How to Get a Personal Word from God. This e-book is my free gift to you when you subscribe to my blog.
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My husband, Larry Wilson, lassoed my heart at a summer project in Colorado when we were on staff with the high school ministry of Cru (then called Campus Crusade for Christ). Together we co-founded Lighthouse Ministries of Raleigh, NC in 1991 where I served as a biblical counselor and Bible teacher for 24 years. My ministry has turned to speaking, teaching, and writing.
Our two grown children are our best friends. Our two standard poodles add a dash of affection and fun and have been know to inspire some blogs. Beauty—whether from nature, fresh flowers, art, or interior design energize me. Chocolate and I have a love-hate relationship. And when the air is sweet, I dream of Narnia.
Below are some posts I think you will enjoy:
- Are There Many Ways to God?
- 5 Tips for Dealing with Doubt
- What’s the Difference between Being Productive and Bearing Fruit?
- Great Sex and Answered Prayer: a Word for Husbands
- 7 Tips to Greater Intimacy in Marriage
My twenty-four years spent working as a biblical counselor showed me God’s principles work when they are understood and applied. I wrote Give Yourself a Break: Discover the Secrets to God’s Rest and Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems but the size of your God to help people experience God’s solutions and presence in issues that are common to us all.
I am a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. I received a B.S. in Nutrition from Georgia Southern University and served on the staff of the high school ministry (Student Venture) of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Boston, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Orange County, California. I earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies at The International School of Theology in San Bernardino, California and studied biblical counseling at Scope Ministries in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It has been a pleasure to serve the local churches I’ve been a part of through teaching and leadership. Larry and I participated with Scope Ministries at Billy Graham’s conferences for itinerant evangelists, “Amsterdam ’86” and “Amsterdam 2000.” I also served on the steering committee for Anne Graham Lotz’s conference in Raleigh, “Just Give Me Jesus.” I also completed Dan Miller’s 48 Days Facilitator Certification Program, the SCORE speakers training, and am a member of Jerry Jenkins Writing Guild.
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