As the calendar flings itself into a new year, I sense the Lord’s leading to uncharted waters. Instead of excitement, I began to list off all my shortcomings. Explaining away what God was placing in my heart and believing the lies rather than trusting the Spirit’s leading. Deep within my soul, where no one could… Continue reading Overcoming Fear
I’ve spent my entire life apart from extended family. No aunts and uncles living next door. No grandparents to babysit or pick me up after school. Really it was just my mom because my dad traveled for work most of the time and my only sister is ten years older, who left for college when… Continue reading A Fresh Start to 2018!
I love this time of year. There’s something about the twinkling of the lights from the Christmas tree piercing the darkness of the early morning that seems to increase my awareness of His presence. He’s so near, summoning me to experience more of Him. Advent—this waiting with an expectancy of our coming King. This year… Continue reading The Secret of Waiting When the Promise Feels Unclear
Do you ever tell yourself you’ll finally have peace when the house is clean and de-cluttered? The kids get along or when that one relationship is restored? Or maybe when you are financially set, and debt is paid off. I am constantly waiting for an old weary season to be over and new exciting season… Continue reading 3 Keys to Maintaining Peace
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 allow my own expectations to steal my joy. I have played out many scenarios in my mind of how “perfect” my family could be, and when they don’t meet my expectations I feel frustrated. I did this very thing yesterday. It was my daughter’s birthday and I wanted it to be perfect in every… Continue reading Accept. Adapt. Depend.
“The distorted lens of social media amplifies the temptation to draw comparisons. When practicing Christian women compare themselves to their friends through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, they are 11 times more likely to say their friends have more status and privilege and 10 times more likely to say others are more… Continue reading Kick Comparsion to the Curb
“I believe what God has in mind, and what the Bible really says, is that joy is a real emotion. God commands us to feel happy, feel joy, feel good. To feel the real emotions of joy. Not all the time, of course, not in every season or every moment-God is not interested in plastic… Continue reading A Limited View of Joy
It’s one of my delights, it brings me such joy. I really love the whole experience. At the restaurant downtown they bring it on a little tray with 2 cups, creamer, and sugar, and they serve it to you. It’s already set. The joy of it is already set before me, all I have to… Continue reading French Press Coffee
Let’s admit it. We all could use a little more joy in our lives. We all have been in places in our lives where we have needed joy and currently, we could expand our joy threshold by awakening to more of God’s love. by