God Is Always Working

God Is Always Working

I know what you’re probably thinking, even God took a day of rest, and you’re right, He did. However, since that time, God is always working amidst our circumstances even when we can’t see it. This point has been driven home to me over these last couple of years but has come full circle recently. […]

Brokenness

Brokenness

What do you do when something of yours gets a crack or breaks, let’s say a glass or a bowl? I know for me it usually ends up in the garbage. I don’t want anyone to cut their mouths on a broken glass and cracked bowls inevitably leak milk or other liquids so that’s no […]

The Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus

The Seven “I AM” Statements of Jesus

I saw a meme on Facebook that caught my attention. The Seven “I AM” statements of Jesus. I never thought about this before. He tells us right there in scripture just who He is. We just have to have a willing heart to listen to him. Praise God for these statements. Let’s take a look […]

Did He Die For You?

Did He Die For You?

I’ve noticed a common theme in some Christian fiction novels I’ve read lately. The theme is that Jesus died for sinners, no matter what. No. Matter. What. This is not an uncommon theme. This is not a new idea. It’s what’s preached from the pulpit. It’s what countless fiction writers share in their stories and […]

Producing Fruit: Flesh or Spirit

Producing Fruit: Flesh or Spirit

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.” (Galatians 5:16-17 NASB) […]

The Greatest Valentine of All

The Greatest Valentine of All

With Valentine’s Day on its way, love is in the air. And who doesn’t love a good love story, right? Well, I can think of a couple! As the only female in our household, I take a lot of teasing when it comes to watching romantic or inspirational movies. What I call touching and moving, my husband and sons call […]

Dream Big

Dream Big

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 ® NKJV I have a confession: I’m afraid to dream big. […]

Focus On Today and Yet Tomorrow

Focus On Today and Yet Tomorrow

We’ve officially entered that time in parenting when your present focus is mostly on the future…college. It’s a weird place to be because you want to be in the present, to enjoy these days all together because you know they are starting to dwindle away, and yet there are so many “to-dos” to plan for what […]

Do Good

Do Good

I have a fear. My fear is that my ego will grow with each compliment, praise, or acknowledgment of my works. It’s a valid fear because the Word cautions us to be meek and humble. However, I discovered a verse in my daily reading that threw me for a loop. “That the communication of thy […]

Faithfulness

Faithfulness

What an incredible trip to Israel I had! As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I can’t help but be thankful for the opportunity to visit the Holy Land and experience the very places and peoples that our Savior experienced. Israel is a beautiful country will rolling hills, amazing vistas and a diversity and spirituality […]

As a Child

As a Child

Matthew 18:3: “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” As a four-generation family we visited a children’s museum this past summer. I’m not sure who had more fun, my dad, or his great-grandchild. As I watched, and played, I remembered advice from […]

Weeds

Weeds

For Beauty… Proverbs 24:26-34  “I went past the field of the sluggard…” And realized it was me. I had stopped in at my neighbor’s house, and we walked around the yard, admiring the neat vegetable garden. I spotted dashes of color over at the back of our yard, and led her over, wanting to show […]

Torn Between the Two

Torn Between the Two

Last month I wrote about how joy differs from happiness and I ended my post with the reminder of how important it is we remain focused on the truths of God’s grace and love so we don’t get distracted by our circumstances. I bring this up because God used a time in my life when […]

Sabbath Time

Sabbath Time

When I was younger, I didn’t understand Sabbath time like I do now. My family didn’t practice it and it’s not something we talked about. As I got older, I thought that Sabbath was about “not doing work” which I found very difficult, because I’m someone that likes to keep doing something. I can’t just […]

Happiness Versus Joy

Happiness Versus Joy

For quite a while, that song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams was extremely popular to the point that people were making their own videos lip syncing to the song. It is a catchy song and I think everyone wants to be happy right? We do stuff we enjoy, spend time with people we like, and get […]

God Has A Plan

God Has A Plan

I think often times we feel that as Christian since God is on our side, we are never going to have a a problem. And if we do have a problem, then God is going to step in right away and fix it. However, sometimes this is simply not the case. There are times that […]

Bible Verses for New Year’s

Bible Verses for New Year’s

The start of a new year always means something special. We celebrate New Year’s in a big way in this world, and I like to think that it’s because of this concept of starting over. God gives us so many second (third, fourth…) chances and the start of a new year really underscores the point […]

Excitement in the air!

Excitement in the air!

  Excitement is in the air! I’m sure those of you with children know what I’m talking about. My twins, like I’ve mentioned before, have autism and are around 3-4 years old with the excitement of Christmas, which is so neat to see, because until last year they didn’t understand. Now they do, so it […]