Right before bed several nights ago my youngest says, “Hey mom, look how God fights for us!” He proceeded to do several crazy ninja moves with his hands and feet. “You’re right, son. He does fight for us like that because He loves us so much.” Did I even believe what just came out of… Continue reading How to Trust When Your Exhausted From Your Own Efforts
November came and has almost gone. One day left and the air is already filled with expectation for the coming of Christmas. It happens the moment the first light on the tree comes alive and shimmers in the darkness. Or maybe the shifting of the atmosphere begins even earlier. Maybe when the golden brown turkey… Continue reading How to Keep the Joy of Christmas All Year Long
The smoothness of her hair took on new meaning tonight as I stroked it. She looked so grown up and the wild emotions she felt and displayed testified to this. I felt at times I was trying to tame myself all over again. In the heat of an argument it was as if I was staring… Continue reading When You’re Ready to Choose Grace Instead of Just Trying Harder
Tears keep coming. Hot, fresh, tears streamed down my cheek. I wanted them to stop, I really did. I didn’t want to feel this way. Not one single person noticed me tonight. Oh, yeah, they said hi and I even got, “How are you doing?” No one took the time to really know how I… Continue reading Am I As Invisible As I Feel?
“It seemed that in this world we were piling up hurt upon hurt, and hate upon hate, and then hurt upon hurt again. Forgiveness. We couldn’t forgive. We could only hate when we were hurt. And then the hurt and the hate would start up again-all in a terrible circle.” Shadow Spinner When it comes… Continue reading Forgiveness… It Doesn’t Always Come Easy.
“Come to me, all of you who are heavy and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30… Continue reading What to Do When You Are Worn-Out.
“Now am I trying to win the favor of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bound servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 AMP I love what a friend said recently, “I do not try and win the approval of people… Continue reading Living For His Approval as I Take One More “Selfie”
As a mom you know the scene very well. You creep out, in the stillness of the early morning, hoping and praying no one hears you, or wakes from their beds. You long so desperately to spend a few minutes in silence, with a cup of hot coffee and Jesus. The day before had been… Continue reading Crucify Guilt and Eat When You are Hungry!
I sat staring at the small piece of paper that I had just written the word “insecurity” on. Fighting back tears, knowing the Lord was asking me to release more. Was He really going to ask me to surrender my dream, the very dream He gave me? Fear begin to grip my heart, but at… Continue reading What Happens When You Let Go, and Let God. My Balloon Release!!
I’ve collapsed into bed many nights wondering if anything I did mattered. I felt over worked and under paid. Being a mom of 4 kids doesn’t really have the best incentive plan. I was not receiving bonuses because I did an extra great job that day. I didn’t hear a co-worker say, “Great job on… Continue reading Do you see me? Do you know me?