It’s hard to just “be.” Isn’t it easier just to do more? Drawing our identity from the things we accomplish rather than from God is always easier. It would only take a second to hop on Pinterest and find an article on being more confident, less anxious, saving more, decluttering your house, overcoming depression, or… Continue reading Dare to Do the Next Best Thing
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
The enemy has no new tricks up his sleeve. He is as cunning and shrewd today as he was in the Garden thousands of years ago. Nothing has changed. We fall into the same traps and believe the same lies, allowing him to steal joy, time, finances, and purpose. Before we know it, our perfectly… Continue reading Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever
Honestly, it’s been a season of craziness. I feel like I just can’t catch a break. Sometimes it’s hard not to believe that all this craziness isn’t a reflection of me. When your world is caving in, it is pretty easy to start pointing the finger at your self-worth. If only I had better time… Continue reading I’m Not Good Enough…Period
This by no means is a political statement, it is simply encouraging you to ask, what can I do? You know, I get it. I get that you don’t want a bunch of nameless faces coming into the U.S. You don’t know them and you don’t know where they came from. You really can’t… Continue reading When You’re Trying to Make Sense of All the Injustice
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?
(My two youngest sons… brothers) “What color is your skin?” I asked Elijah one evening before bed. He squealed with excitement, did one somersault, plopped into bed and held out his arms. It had been a long day of discipline and correction and I longed to connect with his heart. “Brown,” he replied with a… Continue reading Love Knows No Color
“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”
“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”-Unknown I sat holding back the tears while emotions just washed over me, listening intently to a young women pour out her heart. With her head hung low she could barely utter the words, afraid that judgement would come. Afraid that her sin in… Continue reading Is Love and Acceptance Enough?