So often we see the big picture and we hardly ever see the small moments leading up to that big picture. I’ve written before about counting the costs and knowing that every big moment has been preceded by a lot of small moments. But taking that a little bit further we need to understand that not only are our daily disciplines small & significant, but so are our words. So often we look at the disappointments and offenses in our life, I am beginning to think these big moments of pain ... 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.
Whenever I am working on, or trying something new I often have doubts that go through my head and I often wonder if it’s “going to work” or if it is “good enough.” When I first began writing there was this process of wondering if I was a good enough writer, is this what I am even supposed to be doing, or is anyone going to even read what I write. Another one of my worries: is this time I am investing into this project even worth it. My husband is really good ... View the Post
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
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
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