I am going through a season in life where I am scaling down quite a bit of things. Not only does this require trust in God, but it also requires letting go of some things that are good, but are not God's best for me. The other day I got this really great deal on a dresser I had my eye on at Target. On clearance the dresser was almost $100 off the original price. Just before I spotted this clearance dresser, I was thinking to myself how I still needed to finish up my daughters' ... View the Post
Devotionals on Your True Identity in Christ
God doesn't ask us to be more, He is only asking us to be ourself. So often we go through life trying to meet someone else's standards and expectations. But there is freedom in simply being the person God created us to be and we will never find out what that is unless we find out who we are in Christ. Here are some devotionals I have written on what it means to simply BE YOU!
I am at a season in my life where I am wanting to be a "doer of the Word" and not just a hearer of the word. I remember sitting in church a few weekends back and thinking that peace is more important to me than an experience. Right now I am searching for peace, not a title or even pursuing my "purpose" in life. If you look at the Bible, God always showed up in people's lives when they were simply doing ordinary things. David was tending his sheep before he was anointed King. Esther ... View the Post
I remember being a teen mom and looking at all the parenting magazines I could get my hands on, and imagining myself in the commercials I had seen with the perfect mom and the perfect family. All I could think about was how my life needed to look like that in order for me to be a good mom, and for my daughter to have a good life. If I could use one word to describe how successful I was at building a lifestyle that reflected the ideas I had floating around in my head about what life was ... View the Post
I went on a field trip with my daughter to the art museum. As I looked around at all this amazing art work, I thought about how I could never paint like that, or make a sculpture like that, etc. As I looked at these paintings I also thought about the time and energy it took to make these pieces of art. As a society we have gotten to this point of only seeing the finished piece of art work without really ever thinking about the time and the energy it took to create such a beautiful piece of ... View the Post
I can't remember what grade I was in but we had to write about what we wanted to be when we grew up. I remember without hesitation I wrote that I wanted to be a businesswoman when I grew up. I remember having this vivid vision of myself in a nice pant suit and being the CEO of my company. When the teacher was going around the room to see what we wrote, again I didn't hesitate one bit when I told her I wanted to be a businesswoman. She asked me what type of business I wanted to own, I told her ... View the Post
My motto used to always be "Dream Big." As I was growing up I was most definitely a dreamer. I had big plans and I wanted to be a world changer. I think there are a lot of us "dreamers" out there who just want to make a difference in this world. We can see the best in people, and their potential is more evident to us than their short comings, and their mistakes. We have HOPE and feel very strongly that everyone on this planet has a purpose, and life is meant to be valued. and to have ... View the Post