I can't believe it has been over a month since I last blogged here. Even though I have bene writing, and I do have some blog posts that I need to get ready to go, taking the month of July off was definitely what I needed. It was a month of ups and downs, and a lot of asking hard questions and even wrestling with God. I had moments of frustration, disappointment, insecurities, and I battled with my own pride. The biggest revelation for me moving forward is to Pause & Trust. Through this ... 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 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
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
It was about 10 years ago. Our family was struggling. My husband and I were faithfully watching a TV preacher every week. I had reluctantly started watching after my husband revealed to me that he had been watching church on TV. He said I might like what this TV preacher had to say. I was livid thinking about the fact that he would turn to Christianity, he knew how I felt about Christians, and JESUS. So when a flyer came in the mail advertising a local church that was starting a new ... 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