Paula Mowery

About Paula Mowery

Paula is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. You can follow Paula on Facebook and learn more about her at her blog.

Use Your Crayons

Use Your Crayons

On the small board beside my desk I have several inspirational quotes. One of them stood out recently, and I wanted to share it with you. Color Christ with the crayons God gives you. At first glance you might scrunch your forehead and exclaim, What? But take a few moments and really think on this […]

Shining in Dark Places

Shining in Dark Places

Do you ever get a bit down due to the darkness in our world? Yep, I’m with you. Recently I transferred in my school system. I went from working with Pre-K students to interpreting for a hard of hearing student at the high school. There were enough sad stories associated with my four-and-five-year-olds to keep […]

Anyone Use a Fresh Wind in your Sails?

Anyone Use a Fresh Wind in your Sails?

School has started back in my area and with a vengeance. This year I have a full time position, which I love and know I was meant to do. However, I haven’t gotten used to the new, extended schedule yet. After church last Sunday, I felt an urging to go to the verse in Psalms […]

Death is Precious?

Death is Precious?

We lost another sweet saint in our church this week. This lady was 82 and suffered from dementia, taking her away from regular church attendance for quite a while now. My pastor/hubby never ceases to amaze me at how he can find just the right words for paying tribute to one of his flock. I’ve […]

You’re Starting the NT with That?

You’re Starting the NT with That?

Matthew 1:1-17 English Standard Version (ESV) The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah […]

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

The article I’m sharing today appeared on another blog earlier in the year. I have added a few more ideas to consider here, however. But as the school year is ending, I can’t help but applaud our unsung heroes. Have you ever found yourself considering those people you might not always show thankfulness for? Naturally […]

Protest an Easter Egg Hunt?

Protest an Easter Egg Hunt?

We’re just a few days after Easter, but I still can’t get something out of my mind. The Saturday before Easter my church always has an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. We include a presentation of the gospel and lunch. It has always been a fun family event. This past Saturday as we pulled […]

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day

Today is World Storytelling Day. I remember going to the bookstore where my mother worked and listening to a storyteller. She had collected and written down stories from other countries, such as Africa. I could sit there all day taking in those tales. I bought her book and learned some of those stories so I […]

Life is a Maze – Take the Straight Path

Life is a Maze – Take the Straight Path

Can I get a witness about life being a maze? And there are certainly plenty of voices yelling at you to take their path. But as Christians, we want to make sure we’re on the right path. Recently as I was reading my daily Bible passages, this concept of following the correct path really stuck […]

Just Two Degrees

Just Two Degrees

Two weekends ago I attended my fifth marriage retreat with my hubby. This being the five year anniversary of the retreat, Friday night we had a lovely banquet. Then we even got snowed in. Yep, it started snowing that Friday afternoon and snowed all evening into the next day. The white blanket reached about six […]

Have You Considered My Servant, Paula?

Have You Considered My Servant, Paula?

Have you ever experienced a time when things just pile on and you’re wondering why? Most of us have this happen from time to time. Let me be completely honest with you, dear reader. I’ve just come through a time like this when I wondered what in the world I could gain spiritually. But God […]

Where’s Your Hope?

Where’s Your Hope?

“From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army, no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a […]

Should We Look Back?

Should We Look Back?

This coming Sunday, I am heading back to the church I grew up in for Homecoming Sunday. They say it can be bad to look back, because we often don’t want to move forward the way we should. We can camp out in the good ol’ days and say things like: We did fine doing […]

Little is Much

Little is Much

Recently, I’ve had myself a little pity party. Have you ever had one of those? I’m not proud to admit it, but I was certainly having a low moment, wallowing there in the pit of pity. My part-time job at school as a Pre-K assistant had started back, and I was back to juggling all […]

Let’s Encourage Each Other

Let’s Encourage Each Other

“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed  with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we […]

Get Rid of the Pest!

Get Rid of the Pest!

Recently we had a little situation arise at our house. My family and I were propped up in our recliners, watching a movie when I thought I spotted something dart across the floor in front of the window. I shrugged it off since headlights from outside have often caused the same kind of moving shadows. […]

A Call to be Urgent and Intentional

A Call to be Urgent and Intentional

Lately a sobering reality has been set in front of me that tugs at my mommy-heart. If the statistics continue to follow the trend they are now, within the group of those born after 9/11, only one out of ten will be saved and have a relationship with Christ. Despite stating the obvious, this means […]

No Matter the Cost – Really?

No Matter the Cost – Really?

Do you struggle with some of the things Jesus said as recorded in the Bible? I’ve always struggled with a passage in Luke, but God illustrated it for me recently. Luke 9:59-62: “He (Jesus) said to another man, ‘Follow me.’ But the man replied, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ Jesus said […]