Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

I’m sure you know some amazing believers, right? Those people who just live Jesus in their every day lives. I have quite a few of those people in my life. And today, I wanted to highlight a few who are giving up their lives of comfort here in America. Because let’s face it, we do […]

Who God Chooses to Use

Who God Chooses to Use

God is his majesty is able to use anyone he chooses. He can use those among us that we may consider to be unqualified. In our sinfulness as humans we would all be disqualified. Fortunately, when we put on that new self by having a relationship with Jesus we become usable. We are in great […]

Seasons of Change | Drawing Close to God

Seasons of Change | Drawing Close to God

I love fall! The colorful leaves, the crisp, cool air, the combines harvesting in the fields, campfires, wiener roasts, apples, pumpkins, warm days and cool nights. Everything about it! The change in seasons reminds me of how we go through various stages of life as we venture from adolescence to adulthood. Within each stage, lies the opportunity to deepen our relationship with God, or […]

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 […]

No Battle, No Victory

No Battle, No Victory

I’ve noticed that in a few of her posts, Cherie talks about her word for the year as trust. At the beginning of the year, I did a similar thing. After spending time with God I felt that the theme he was impressing on my heart was victory. Shortly after this insight, I overheard someone […]

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

Can Our Loved Ones See Us from Heaven?

A lot of my friends—at home, on Facebook, on this website—have lost family and close friends recently. A lady at my church has mourned the death of her son for ten years. I’m sure the idea of her child in heaven watching over her would bring great comfort. Which is why we want to know […]

Finding Your Niche in God’s Kingdom

Finding Your Niche in God’s Kingdom

Last year, my family moved our membership to a small, rural church with less than fifty active members. We love the family atmosphere of the small congregation. A month or so after we started attending, a plea was made for someone to make a new church directory. I had been praying for a way to get involved and get […]

What’s In Your Backyard?

What’s In Your Backyard?

If asked, I’m not sure if I could list everything that’s in my yard.  I’ve looked out the window so many times that there are some things I don’t even see or notice anymore.  Things just start collecting, such as an empty flower pot or an overgrown plant, and sit there for a long time […]

Surrender, not for the weak of Heart

Surrender, not for the weak of Heart

My family and I are called overseas to serve the Lord. We received our calling in 2013 and were appointed with our sending agency in April of 2014. Our goal was to raise 100% of our support by this August. January 2016 hit, and I began to feel the stress of raising 70% in less […]

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. […]

One Prayer Can Change Everything

One Prayer Can Change Everything

God is full of surprises.  Once in a while He does something so unpredictable that it goes against all of our expectations.  For example, have you ever prayed one simple prayer and God surprised you by answering it immediately?  No persistence, pleading or fasting.  No getting on your knees or adding your request to the […]

Is There More To Life?

Is There More To Life?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde *Alarm goes off* *Gets up* *Eats* *Sits in traffic* *Gets to work* *Sits down* (5 mins later) *Looks at watch* *Cool, only 40 more years to go* (unknown) I couldn’t help chuckling when I saw this quote, […]

Learning God’s Ways

Learning God’s Ways

After years of getting to know my husband, I can finally say that I have come to understand his ways.  I know what makes him happy, how he thinks and how he handles things.  I will even go as far as to say that I understand the “why” behind what he does.  I understand his motives, […]

A Few Great Blessings With A Few Gray Hairs

A Few Great Blessings With A Few Gray Hairs

There were white splotches on my arms and hands.  After painting our bedroom all morning, I finally took a shower.  As I was drying my hair I noticed some white streaks on the top of my head.  Some paint must have dripped on my hair… but how could it fall in such perfect stripes…?  Before […]

We Are Called to Obedience

We Are Called to Obedience

Routine is comfortable. Seeing the same people, being in the same environment, not having to worry about what’s expected of you because you already know, these are the things we like because they are familiar. But God doesn’t call us to the familiar or the routine. God calls us out of our comfort zones into […]

God Has The First And Last Word

God Has The First And Last Word

For some reason, it just makes me chuckle when I read about a meaningful or unique discovery made by scientists or university geniuses that the Bible had already logged on its pages thousands of years earlier.  No matter what humans set out to do, they can’t seem to disprove or outsmart the God of the […]

Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again

We’ve heard a lot lately about “making America great again”. But to do that, perhaps we need to understand the origin of that greatness. America’s greatness has little to do with foreign policies, healthcare, government funding, or presidential promises. Instead, it has to do with the fundamental truths and spiritual values this country was founded on: Courage. Religious freedom. And reverence […]