Pamela Haddix

Do you snorkel your way through worship?

By on August 7, 2017

Have you ever snorkeled? I love it. The beauty that lies just below the ocean’s surface is breathtaking. And it always makes me long for more – more unknowns, greater depths, unimaginable wonders! Because I know floating on the surface

Finding That Elusive Stability on Your Knees

By on May 22, 2017

I was born with a home-lovin’ heart. I recall emphatically telling my mom as a young girl that I would never leave Knoxville (TN) or marry a boy who would want me to move. Since that time, I’ve moved nine

When Silence Expresses it Best

By on May 10, 2017

Is silence a struggle for you? Apparently you’re not alone. If you do a quick google search on “the need for silence,” there are a bazillion articles on the topic. Psychology Today even says we need silence to survive. What

“Giving Things Up” For The Right Reason – Lent

By on March 1, 2017

This might seem odd to you, but I didn’t grow up in a church that talked about Lent. And as I got older, all I ever heard about Lent was what people were “giving up” – and that was usually

Why Your Worship Requires a Thankful Heart

By on February 3, 2017

I don’t want to be an ungrateful person – especially toward God. I’m sure you don’t either. I was reminded this week how dependent my worship life is on the condition of my thankful (or not) heart when I read

Are we guilty of ignoring reverence?

By on January 24, 2017

Ever think about how we should approach God in worship? I’m not talking about where we worship, the position of our bodies, or even the words we use – but more our attitude before Him. I read these verses earlier

Reject Distant. Choose to Draw Near.

By on January 9, 2017

I was listening to Michele Cushatt’s new video series that sets-up her soon-to-be-released book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, when one of her sentences gripped me: “When I see the

Step into an Unknown Future with Life-Changing Intentionality!

By on December 29, 2016

As we enter a new year, we know one thing for sure: it’s packed full of unknowns. Right? That doesn’t mean that we should just throw everything up to chance though. There are definitely things we can control, and one

What do we do with a broken Christmas?

By on December 13, 2016

Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean everything is suddenly all twinkly and cheery. Right? If anything, Christmas shines more light on those things that don’t seem to fit into our picture of the perfect holiday scenario. So what do we

What’s my first response to baby Jesus at Christmas?

By on November 29, 2016

I’m not one to begin the Christmas festivities too early. I like Thanksgiving to be focused on, well, thanksgiving – and not on how many days we have until Christmas or who has their lights up already. I even have

Have any tables that need to be flipped?

By on November 4, 2016

How seriously do I take distractions from my worship of God? Do they really matter? Jesus took distractions from worship seriously. We know this from reading Matthew 21:12-13. “Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying

Pursuing “Show Me Your Glory!” Worship

By on October 19, 2016

It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips for us. Blessed with free housing, my husband and I celebrated a significant anniversary a few years ago with a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. And the highlight? Oh, definitely the helicopter ride throughout

The Staggering Place of Grace in Our Worship

By on September 29, 2016

I was in a frustrated funk recently. I’d been working hard on something for some time, but it wasn’t going as I’d hoped. And as I unwisely allowed my focus to veer off the road God had paved with confidence,

8 reasons heavenly worship will be, well, heavenly!

By on September 6, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great to have a promo video that showed us what we can expect in heaven? I’m sure our jaws would be on the floor through the whole thing – the sights, the sounds, and the unimaginable glory

9 Sparks For Your Worship This Week!

By on July 26, 2016

Hi, worshiping friend! During my few weeks off from writing new posts, I thought I’d send you some thoughts on worship topics from a variety of sources. This week I was pulled toward the important topic of surrender. Surrender is