Nobody gets to choose the life that they are given. However, they choose what comes after they are born into their inheritance on this earth. Not only do we inherit the life that our ancestors have built before us, but the life we build will be the life that our grandchildren inherit from us. What if we all realized this and grasped this reality? What life would those who come after us inherit? Will they have an advantage or a disadvantage in this world and in their life? There is no ... View the Post
What do you believe?
Every day we need to ask ourselves what it is we believe. What we believe about God, our husband, our children, our life's ministry, everything. What we believe will determine whether we respond to this world in FEAR or FAITH. It will also determine what we do with our time, and who or what we invest in. Everyone believes in someone or something. All the events in this world that either inspire us and encourage us, or that makes our heart heavy and draws us into moments of hopelessness or despair, are all based of off something that someone has chosen to believe whether it be about themselves, God, or this world. In Hebrews 11:6 it says that it is impossible to please God without faith, and that we need to BELIEVE in Him. Jesus has called us to BELIEVE, and that is my word for 2016. I hope you will enjoy the devotionals below that I write on this topic throughout the year.
Sometimes it’s good to step away from things that used to give us pleasure but aren't necessarily good for us. Things like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, certain people, certain habits, anything that may have caused harm to your body or your testimony, but some how they made dealing with the daily pressures of life a little bit easier. It’s OK to stop finding pleasure in these things even though it might be difficult for you to let go of these things. Sometimes when we let go of these ... View the Post
One thing I have noticed about Jesus is that He never lingered over something. In the garden of Gethsemane Jesus prayed three times for God to prevent Him from having to endure the cross, but at the end of the three prayers He was willing to accept the will of His Father. Jesus wasn't someone who dwelled over the fact that people didn't necessarily like Him. He did some miracles in His home town but then moved on because people simple didn't believe in Him. I can't help but think ... View the Post
I don’t know if I stereotype everyone I come in contact with, but just today I found myself stereotyping MEN. As I was sitting there having lunch with my two youngest children I overheard a conversation by a man who was basically saying some very disturbing and degrading stuff about a women while on the phone. I just sat there stunned hoping my children did not hear the whole conversation especially the part that was most disturbing. I had to sit there for a moment and filter ... View the Post
I have been having such a difficult time getting back into the routine of reading my Bible everyday. It really has made me stop to ask myself when did I even stop and how did this happen over time? As I was processing how this daily routine ended I remembered back when I was apart of a small group about studying the Bible. I went to the group because I wanted to enrich my Bible Study time and I thought this group would help do that. But the more I studied the material on how to study the ... View the Post
Join me June 18,2016 @ 1pm EST for a LIVE online workshop where I will talk about having faith and writing through the pain. If you are a writer, or an aspiring writer, then this workshop will surely help you through the writing process. As I sit here writing this I am literally forcing myself to put my heart and my thoughts down on this computer screen. It’s been a very difficult year, and it seems like there really isn’t a break from it all. The pressure just keeps piling on top of one ... View the Post