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
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.
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
I think one of the hardest things for me to come to terms with is the possibility that I have disappointed God. For me it s something I have been wrestling with all my life. Fear has brought me to points where I do not respond in faith simply because I am afraid I will make the wrong decision and disappoint God in some way. Then there are those moments I know I have disappointed God. It's not something I am proud of, and I feel like it was very clear when my actions were a disappointment to ... View the Post
So, we got a notice about our lawn that basically said we need to cut the grass within the next 5 days "or else." I'm not sure what the "or else" will be, but I am guessing they aren't very happy about how we have been neglecting our lawn and we might get a fine "or something." We haven't really been neglecting it, but I can understand how people might think we just don't care about how our lawn looks. Maybe they are even taking it personally and thinking we don't care about the ... View the Post
This is how I protect my heart against the temptation to compete, to be envious, or jealous. It’s even to protect my heart from thinking I am not good enough. I think about the rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-26), a lot. I think his story is one that haunts a lot of us. But I have learned so much from him, and for that I am grateful. Just today I was thinking about how Jesus asked him to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor, THEN go and follow Jesus. It’s amazing, ... View the Post