Antifreeze, Spiders and God (They have more in common than you think)By Terri Broome God’s attention to detail in the created world is mind-boggling to say the least. My husband and I were doing what we do almost every evening a few nights ago…sitting on the porch. He smokes a cigar and we chat about our day. We may talk about funny things that happened during our day, watch the birds that come visit our
"Who am I…really? (Trust Me, Most of Us Don’t know)"By Terri Broome None of us know who we really are unless we walk in the truth.  Since Jesus is the truth and His Word is the truth, if we do not soak in the presence of both, we will forfeit everything valuable in this life. How can I make such a bold statement? There is a terrifying passage in the Bible that says, “ On that
"Sifted" How God Can Use Our Greatest Failures By Terri Broome I don’t know about you, but I never want to be the topic of conversation between God and Satan. It never really goes well for the person being discussed. We see this a couple of times in scripture and I am not envious of either of these guys. Their names are Job and Peter. I have often said about Job, “Can you imagine being
"We are All Insane"By Terri Broome We are All Insane As a person who has taught the Bible for over 20 years and counseled for about the same amount of time, I’ve come to a conclusion. We are all insane. Most of our minds are battlefields of irrational thoughts and fears. Definitions Insanity: mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis,
"Naked and Unashamed vs. Naked and Afraid"By Terri Broome Naked and Unashamed vs. Naked and Afraid Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! Psalm 139:23 Scripture is so perfect and piercing. It is like a knife that plunges into the depths of who we are, opens us up and shows us the truth. We cannot search ourselves. We will delude ourselves into thinking it’s God searching us when
"A Good Day Happens Between Our Ears"By Terri Broome Someone asked me the other day how my week had been and I said, “It was great.” They said, “I’m waiting for you to have a bad day” (or something to that affect). I replied, “When God has a bad day, so will I.” Does that sound flippant? Does it sound like I’m just putting on a happy face? What if we lived as if the
"Empty = Full"The Secret to a Joy Filled Life.By Terri Broome Empty = Full I have found the secret to bliss as I walk through a hopeless and dark world. It is the ultimate paradox. It sounds crazy but I am 1000 percent sure of the truth of this secret. Lean in close and I’ll tell you. I am becoming the least important person in my life. “When I get lost in who God is, I
"Your Kids Think God is Like You"By Terri Broome Your Kids Think God is Like You—(No Pressure) That thought hit me when my kids were still small and it almost scared me to death. Some parents leave God out of their kids lives altogether. That wasn’t me. I ate, drank and breathed God…with my words. I was the poster child for this scripture: The Lord says, “These people come near to me with their mouth
"How to Be Beautiful (in two easy steps)"By Terri Broome Let’s be honest. Have you ever looked in the mirror and moved your double chin out of the way, pulled your skin tighter, sucked your gut in or worst of all, jammed yourself into a pair of spanx? I think we have all looked at ourselves and wished we would have enjoyed the days of our youth a little more when our skin was firm
"Be The Miracle"By Terri Broome “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them”…. (Acts 16:25) Paul and Silas had been falsely accused, beaten unfairly, thrown into prison and yet…they were praying and singing hymns to God. Paul and Silas are a true picture of the most important thing we are to do in all of scripture…believe.  Jesus had just fed the five thousand when
"Becoming a Kid Again"By Terri Broome At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew
"Fearless"By Terri Broome Fearless “For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.” 1 Peter 3:5-6 Can we really be fearless in the face of what would terrify us? Those two words, fear and frightening, are actually translated from