What’s My Occupation?

This poem was written by a brilliant young woman and performed at the recent  Aglow International Conference in Orlando.  It is a great depicition of the message that serves as the foundation for Employed for Life.  We will be posting the video so you can see her delivering her poem personally but in the meantime, enjoy it here. Thank you … Read More


Did you ever score really big on a deal? I mean, so good you can hardly believe it? Here’s one you can take to the bank. It’s hard when one reaches a certain age and realizes that some decisions he’s made… or several hundred decisions he’s made, or actions he’s taken, or words he’s spoken… have led him to what … Read More

How Does God Feel About FEAR?

If fear was necessary to life, God certainly would have given it to us.  But He didn’t! The Bible is very clear about it. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT)  That’s new news to many of us.  Fear is a evil spirit and it … Read More

Salt of the Earth

Transitions aren’t easy.  Don’t let anybody tell you they are.  Even the “good changes”–the ones you chose for yourself on the way to a dream or desired future–exact a price in energy and adjustment.  The difficulty in making a change gets compounded greatly when we don’t trust the plans God  has for to give us  a “good future and a … Read More

God Knows Your Name

Have you ever heard someone say “I’m my own worst enemy?”  I have, and I’ve even said it myself on more than a few occasions. I confess that at times I’ve had things go wrong-I’ve made dumb decisions that cost me and others a lot unfortunately- but who hasn’t, right? And who hasn’t, at one time or another, felt like … Read More

Reclaiming Prosperity

The devil has certainly had fun with the “prosperity gospel.”  With some clever tweaks and twists he has led many to believe that a quick profession of Jesus Christ as Lord qualifies the confessor to treat God as some kind of personal Santa Claus.  This line of deception is doing far reaching damage to God’s Word in three camps: fear-based … Read More

Ripples in the Pond by Stan Rarden

A man stands on one side of a large pond, skipping rocks on its surface. He does this for a few moments, counting how many times they skip, trying to beat his personal best.  At last he’s out of smooth stones, the kind suitable for skipping, and turns to leave.  Before he does, though, he sees a large, craggy rock … Read More

Change Your Mind

We are promised a transformed life as the result of a renewed mind.  Sometimes we forget how very different God’s way is from the accepted perspectives of the world.  Thought I would just pull this excerpt from the Employed for Life Devotional as a reminder that we are not of this world.  We need to keep Heaven’s point of view … Read More

Open Your Hands

It is amazing how things can creep into our hearts and grow in importance…until they eclipse what really matters and hide what God is doing in our lives.  I hope you will be touched by the simple and powerful message in this blog written by my husband, Stan. We’re married 22 years now, thanks be to God, and if I’ve … Read More


I want to share a beautiful testimony that was just given to me.  It speaks of an important, I would go so far as to say essential, step in any key transition in the Kingdom of God.  As you read it you will get a sense of the shift that is produced by a realization of the overwhelming love of … Read More