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
Devotionals on Sharing Your Story
So often we wonder what do we truly have to offer this world. I can answer that question with two words, YOUR STORY. We all might be small, but we are not insignificant. Everyone has a unique story and only you can tell YOUR STORY! Here are some devotionals I have written on the importance of telling your story.
When I was in the fourth grade I started an inch worm rescue mission. It started one day during recess. We were outside and I had discovered this group of inch worms that I just thought were the cutest things that ever existed, besides kittens. My friend helped me gather the inch worms into my little coin purse for safe keeping. As we were gathering them up this girl who would tease me on a daily basis came over to see what we were doing and I guess she thought the inch worms were ... View the Post
I am reading this book called Safe People by Henry Cloud & John Townsend. In one of the chapters he talks about how people who feel they are entitled to trust actually are unsafe people. He also started talking about how instead of the ones that happen really fast. It really got me thinking about how we all might feel like we are trustworthy people, and we may feel like people should trust us right away. I guess I never realized I did this until I read this book. Not only did I want ... View the Post
I had a blog post written and prepared for today, but several events have taken place since then. As with most of my fellow Christians, I am hurt and saddened by the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. My heart and prayers go out to their families. It’s difficult to put into words my thoughts and feelings right now. They go from peace to anger, all in one swoop, from minute to minute. Life is so unpredictable, and these horrible terrorists acts are truly unspeakable. I wonder if the ... View the Post
I am definitely in a season where the days are long. My mornings typically start at around 5:30am and my kiddos go to bed at 9:30pm. My motivation typically wanes at around 5:30pm when I am reminded I need to make dinner. Didn’t I just make a meal? Didn’t I just clean the kitchen? Didn’t I just do laundry? Laundry didn't come into the picture until AFTER Adam and Eve sinned...think about that for a minute. My life for awhile had been organized chaos. Laundry basket after ... View the Post
When I was little, and I received a new coloring book, I would always search through the pages looking for all of the connect the dot coloring pages I could find. I have no idea why I loved them so much. Maybe it was the sense of accomplishment at the end when I could see the picture that *I* had drawn. Maybe it was because I wasn't much of an artist and I loved that I could simply connect the dots and draw a halfway decent picture. Whatever it was I can still feel the excitement I had back ... View the Post