Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. (Proverbs 4:25-27 NLT) The path use to be pretty clear. It was straight, focused. But now it seems the path has just moved a bit, it's winding and I can't see where I am going. I can feel His purpose in my heart, and that's what keeps me going, my hope. There are so many distractions trying to make me ... View the Post
Devotionals on Faith
It's difficult to walk through this life when we are always doubting God. Doubting His grace, sovereignty, and even His goodness. But then again, our doubt can also make us feel guilty. In these devotionals I share my personal faith journey with you. I will be completely honest with you, I still have to wrestle my doubts on a daily basis. However, I have decided that if I can trust God with my salvation then I can trust Him with my day to day living, and I am going to do everything unto the Lord and have confidence in all that I do that brings glory to Him.
I had great expectations for homeschooling. My heart was in the right place, but I honestly had no idea how overwhelming it would be. The hard part is I still have a heart for homeschooling. I want my children home with me more than they are influenced by others. So this choice is not easy. The choice to move my kiddos to a blended charter school - one where they will be homeschooled 3 days per week and then in a classroom 2 days a week. My heart is a bit excited about it, yet I'm ... View the Post
There are a lot of eggs, bunnies, and pastel colors everywhere this time of year. This year Easter kind of sneaked up on me. I knew it was coming but I had no motivation to really plan anything so now I'm stuck here in the last hour trying to figure out what to get my kiddos for Easter, and also trying to find a babysitter to watch them while I run up to the Christian book store to find a gift for them. I'm not a fan of all the hype surrounding Easter, and I'm not a fan of bunny rabbits ... View the Post
Sometimes being bold in your faith means being yourself, flaws and all. It hurts to be broken and it hurts to let others see our brokenness. But it is through our brokenness that God shines because that is where our story is formed and molded. We can't offer salvation to the next person, but we can share our story, and through our story we will share the story of the truth and grace of Jesus Christ...to me that is what faith is, and that is what it means to be bold in your faith. ... View the Post
I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind. The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh. One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind. Ecclesiastes 4:4-6 Definition of Vanity: Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements. In the writer's world comparison is huge! It can truly consume you if you do ... View the Post
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil ... View the Post