Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Last summer, Tree Swallows attempted to take over our Bluebird house, so my husband put a bucket over the house in hopes of them leaving. Instead, they patiently sat atop it, waiting, I suppose, for it to reappear. They never gave up! We all face disappointments in life that knock us down and make us […]

Evil Can’t Touch Me

Evil Can’t Touch Me

In an era of global terrorism, and with our neighborhoods overrun with drugs and crime, the title for this post appears naïve, foolish, even idiotic. But remember Job? He said the same thing. Job, the man who lost everything except his wife and his life, agreed with his friends that evil couldn’t touch him. Evil […]

To Live Is Christ

To Live Is Christ

I gave my life to Christ on March 18, 1990. My life changed dramatically. I was no longer the girl who wanted to live in a black painted bedroom, introverted, withdrawn. Christ changed my life. I did a complete 180! My mom, who is not a believer, bought me a Bible. It was King James. But […]

Is God Talking To Me?

Is God Talking To Me?

I’ve asked myself this question many times, especially when I’ve been praying for an answer or some issue has been weighing me down.  When I read a Bible passage that comes alive, jumps off the page and speaks right to my need, I feel so encouraged.  There is nothing quite as invigorating as knowing that […]

Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light

Stop lights. More often than not, they make me nutty. I can’t help it. I have somewhere to go, and those cotton-pickin’ lights slow down my process. One Saturday, I was driving to pick up my  husband from an appointment he was at, and I hit EVERY SINGLE LIGHT. I sat at the light (pick […]

Child of Light

Child of Light

People said to us many times, “God must have a special plan in place for him.” I remember thinking, God has a special plan for each of us doesn’t He? And what if he would have died, does that mean God’s plan was any less special for him? Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the […]

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

Satan’s Most Subtle Weapons

His ways are very subtle. But then, if his tactics were obvious, we wouldn’t fall for them. He’s the father of lies. The master of deception. He weaves in just enough truth to make his lies believable.  Of course, I’m referring to Satan and his scheme to draw us away from God. His most affective methods are not those which blatantly try to […]

MYOB: Otherwise known as 1 Thessalonians 4:11

MYOB: Otherwise known as 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Mind your own business! At some point in your life, you’ve probably told someone off with those words, or else an irritated person slung them at you. It’s not a phrase associated with kindness or grace. Yet God uses those words, through Paul, to instruct us. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 says, “Make it your ambition to […]

The Light Shines Through the Darkness

The Light Shines Through the Darkness

This Good Friday, as we remember and honor Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for you and for me, I hope we also recognize that we are blessed to see the light that shines through the darkness of this day. It’s important we acknowledge the darkness that Good Friday represents and the magnitude of all that […]

The Power of Fellowship

The Power of Fellowship

The month of February brought sickness to my house. My two sons were sick. The youngest plagued with a double ear infection, making him say “huh” to every comment. As for myself, I have my usual chronic illness, as well as dealing with a knee that won’t get better. It’s been swollen since I injured […]

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

My 2016 Phrase: Bless Him

I’m sure you’ve seen posts pop up all over social media about having a word or a phrase for 2016. Ever year I like to pick one, but this is the first year I have picked a phrase. “Bless Him.” I’ve been through a lot in 2015. My youngest son has sickle cell disease which […]

Can You Picture It?

Can You Picture It?

“Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ he said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes, the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, […]

Progress, Not Perfection

Progress, Not Perfection

I am a closet perfectionist. (Well…not so much of a closet perfectionist anymore since I just confessed my perfectionism to you!) Growing up, I learned to be very performance and achievement oriented. I was the girl with the straight-A report card and the perfect penmanship. I was the girl whose school uniform always met the […]

The Beauty of Being Still

The Beauty of Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 NKJV There was a moment in life where I faithfully got up every morning to spend time with God. I did it because I needed the time. I needed to start […]

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Giving Thanks (Wallpaper)

Sometimes it helps to have reminders of what we need to focus on here and there. I like to use different wallpapers or notes on my computer (since I work on my computer most of the day) and thought it might be nice to create one just for you. This is especially pertinent since we’re […]

Do You Truly Trust?

Do You Truly Trust?

I’m preparing for the trip of a lifetime…I’m leaving for Israel the day after this gets posted! To think that I will be experiencing in person the land, the people and the history that I’ve been reading about is still hard to believe. Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (NLT) Part of […]

Live Like a Winner

Live Like a Winner

Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Be strong, Be courageous, Do not fear, Do not dread, Do not be dismayed God goes with you God will not leave you God will not forsake you   I’m an admitted end-of-the-book reader. Okay. So there. But yes, I do understand it when people who really and truly don’t want to know […]

Take Me Deeper

Take Me Deeper

I love this cartoon! Not because of the defiance but because it makes me think it had to be really difficult at times to be the Mother of the Savior of the world! At a recent worship service, we were singing this beautiful song by Hillsong United called “Oceans. ” The words to this song […]