I have recently found myself on a side of the fence that I never thought I’d actually be on. When I say “on a side of a fence” I am typically talking about when the fence is the dividing line and I feel I am put into a position to take a side. The thing is, God’s word has been convicting me again in my walk. I thought I already knew what my convictions were, but it’s amazing how our understanding of God’s word can grow and mature over time. When the world changes, and we are forced to ask ... View the Post
Courage for Today
Courage for Today is my word for 2015. Every year I pick a word to help cast a vision over my year. All of the following devotionals below are devotionals written in 2015 and courage is interwoven into them all.
I signed up for two Bible Studies this fall. One on Monday evening, and another on Tuesday mornings. Maybe I just have too much time on my hands? Life has definitely been getting less busy and my schedule is getting less hectic, so maybe I am just trying to fill in the time with things to do? Recently while I was reading Soul Custody by Stephen Smith he said that Mother Theresa had developed a rhythm of rest for herself and the nuns she served alongside. It went like this: 1 ... View the Post
The month of July I had taken off to spend time with family and to just listen to Holy Spirit speak to my heart. Everyday I wrote down what the Lord was speaking to my heart into the back of my journal. It seems He truly started the first day of July. The thing is, life has been complicated lately. It has been changing so much and so quickly. I thought I could stand my ground without getting shaky in the knees, I was confident (for the most part) in my choices and ... View the Post
I just finished a book titled Thriving in Babylon and in the book it talks about selfish ambition. The author, Larry Osborne, talks about how when John and James of Zebedee's mother approached Jesus to ask Him if her two sons could sit on his left hand & right side when in heaven, he mentions that Jesus didn’t rebuke them for having ambition but instead he rebuked them for not understanding the sacrifice it would take in order to have that honor. Yesterday I had the ... View the Post
Shortly after my 16th birthday I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter. It's not something I typically write about. But it is something I have to explain to people almost everyday. I have learned to embrace the fact that once you are a teen mom you will always be a teen mom because you will never look old enough to have a child that looks (fill in the age of child in the blank.) Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by it all. Being a mom doesn't get easier. The older my ... View the Post
This month has been a month of old wounds being opened back up. Memories that were long gone now resurfaced. Things I thought I had forgiven now feeling like they were never forgiven, just buried deep inside. I keep getting reminded of the hurt, the loss, and the offenses. I believe that anyone can forgive if they have been forgiven by Jesus, but I think it is almost impossible for anyone to forget. One Sunday at church we were all taking communion together. Our family was late of course, ... View the Post