I recently accepted a request to work with the young children in my local church. Not much has changed, as we are still largely virtual due to the pandemic. But, I’ve been thinking about what I would say to the … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts: How Identity Impacts Your Relationships
Life is BOTH hard and good. This year has been likewise. I’m not a perfect singer by any means, but I found these words on my heart, and I wanted to share them with you. Continue reading Jesus Is In Our Boat
Dear Diary, today is such a special day! Two years ago today I gave birth to the happiest, kindest, sweetest, and spunkiest little guy I know. We look forward to another special holiday on Sunday, too. Continue reading Dear Diary: A Birthday, A Miracle, & Hope For A Lost Cause
I’ve been thinking recently about assuming the best in people, about seeing each other as God sees us. Do you have people like that in your life? People who know your mistakes don’t define you? Continue reading No Offense…
“Lasting change cannot be founded upon guilt, shame, or fear.” Continue reading Guilt, Love, and Progression
One of my goal words for 2020 is: Spirit-Led. Last year, a year of self-care, left me with a profound desire to ensure this sense of renewal that I feel is put to good use. I regularly find myself asking, What is God calling me to do today? Am I directing my effort where it matters the most? I am therefore reminded of a favorite Bible story… Continue reading The Story of Esther: What is God Calling You to Do?
If I asked you to make a list of your top five shortcomings, what would they be? Now, if I asked you to list the top five passions/issues that are closest to your heart, what would they be? Isn’t it ironic how parallel the two are? Continue reading What Lack I Yet?
I want to thank my friends Matt at jesusluvsall and Jacquie at Joy Cottage for tagging me to participate in the 1 Grateful Person Tag. I think this is such a beautiful idea, and I’m so happy to witness its creation. Continue reading 1 Grateful Person Tag ❤
For the first 5 years of my marriage, I prayed nearly every night that God would let my husband and I die together — preferably of old age, holding hands like the cute couple in The Notebook. I almost feel like I have it too good, like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. I fear loss, and I fear being left behind. But I want to live in faith, not fear. So, I have two questions to pose to you, dear reader: Continue reading Monday Mention + Resilience and Loss Question and Discussion
Was there a time in your life where you felt God pour straight into your soul? As if He really knew you, He loved you, and He was completely aware of where you were at? If you answered yes, I wonder, is your experience of Jesus’ love a thing of the past? Continue reading Remember Who You Are
On Sunday, we held our annual children’s program at my church. The kids sang beautifully, and they shared simple truths about their faith in Jesus. We gave them a few prompts, and here is what they said: Continue reading Wednesday Walk Along: I Feel My Savior’s Love
Do you ever get fired up? Does the hype around the latest political or ethical faux pas leave you scrambling to defend a hot-button issue, or to change someone’s mind? I do. I may seem sweet, but anyone who has ever lived with me knows that when I get mad, I get MAD. After all, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And, when you are fired up, what does silence have to do with anything anyway? Continue reading The Power of Silence — and How to Make it Work for You
I remember clearly the exact moment I received word that my sweet mother-in-law had passed away. I sat in a booth at a local bakery eating french toast over some animated girl talk. My husband ran in a relay race just outside of town. He headed home, and I drove frantically, preparing to meet him. What could I say? Or do? How could I be there for him? Continue reading What Is True Empathy?
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15: 10). Continue reading ♪ Amazing Grace ♫♬
I will never forget a lesson I learned several years ago, during a course I attended at university. One day, as a class, we discussed the importance of scripture, and how to improve our personal study of the Lord’s word. One individual said, “When I read the scriptures, I feel like I am spending time with Him”