Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.” Psalm 147:5 (NIV) Let us reflect this morning on what a mighty God we serve! He is awesome, magnificent, great, wonderful, forgiving, loving, patient, kind, compassionate, merciful, good, and blesses us with all of his wonderful spiritual gifts, fruit of the Spirit, […]

Moving Chaos and God

Moving Chaos and God

  My family is in the middle of an out of state move. Can we say crazy time? Oh, my, yes it sure is. We’ve known for a month for sure and in that time we’ve been purging tons of stuff. I’m sure our trash men just love us. Maybe I should bake them cookies […]

The Fear Of The Lord

The Fear Of The Lord

I started doing a Bible Study this week on Wisdom. It’s with a big ministry. Somethings have stood out to me, that I’ve not seen or thought about before. Crazy, how God does that, right? We at times may want to think we have wisdom and know more than we do.  Sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t. […]

It is not what’s on the outside that matters most…

It is not what’s on the outside that matters most…

It is so hard being a woman, because from the top of our heads to the bottom of our feet there seems to always be something to do. If I am not shaving my legs, I am doing my hair and if I am not putting on make-up I am picking out an outfit. Honestly, […]

Thanksgiving In Your Heart

Thanksgiving In Your Heart

This week in the USA on Thursday is Thanksgiving. I love, love this holiday. Family comes together and sometimes we only see them at this time and at Christmas. The smells and the food. There’s nothing like it. Coming around a fire as family members, a lot of times grandmas are cooking up a storm […]

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 […]

Kick Up Your Heels and Dance!

Kick Up Your Heels and Dance!

When you know that you are doing what God asks of you in your life, there is a certain feeling and warmth that comes along with a response of obedience. Intuition is built in, for a reason. However,  many times we can’t believe the things we are sensing or feeling, and we find ourselves disregarding […]

Conflict, Refined, Fire Being Made New For God

Conflict, Refined, Fire Being Made New For God

Conflict. This one word can send hives all over our body. I don’t know about you, but I hate it at all cost. Okay, so maybe not always. It’s great in writing, just not in real life. I’m sure we’ve all heard, God won’t give us more than we can handle. Have you ever thought […]

The Lord Goes Before Me and Watches Over Me

The Lord Goes Before Me and Watches Over Me

In the last week and a half I’ve had five doctors’ appointments and a medical procedure. Most of the appointments were check-ups. All of the results were good. Yet discouragement dogged me. I was frustrated and felt like an antique that needed refinished. In the midst of doctor visits, I had to go to work […]

Bad Day And The Holy Spirit

Bad Day And The Holy Spirit

Those days where everything is going wrong, and in the chaos, a still small voice is heard, or someone posts a scripture you needed right at that moment. It could be from a devotion, you’ve read during your quiet time.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced this. Today was one of those days for me. My twins have […]

Considering Thy Neighbor

Considering Thy Neighbor

John Donne in his poem, No Man is an Island, penned, “no man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”. Written in 1624, and amazingly, it is still as relevant today. Our lives as human beings are as intertwined as freshly cooked spaghetti. […]

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, […]

Disappearing Friends, Autism and Godly Response

Disappearing Friends, Autism and Godly Response

 Want to know who your friends are? Have a child with Autism. IT IS SO TRUE! A lesson that me and my family have learned with three on the spectrum. Like, people don’t talk about this at all. Well, it needs to be talked about. When you get the final diagnosis of Autism from the […]

He Gives Strength to the Weary

He Gives Strength to the Weary

Have you ever been so bone-weary you can hardly move? Or exhausted due to lack of sleep, a burden of stress, or guilt due to sin? I have. I’ve stayed awake mulling over mistakes I’ve made, doubts that eat at me, and frustration from stress. I’ve lost sleep with a fussy baby, a dying father, […]

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 […]

Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears rolled down my face. I couldn’t stop them. I heard the platitudes. “He’s been with you a long time.” “He’s lived a long life.” I knew that, but the pain of loss still thundered through my heart My dad’s been gone for almost six years. I still miss him. I sobbed the day we […]

Spring Time And God Making Us New

Spring Time And God Making Us New

Spring time is always an amazing time. Everything is blooming and  coming back to life after the long winter. Winters can be hard and depressing, so seeing all the colors and feeling the warm weather can lift your spirit a lot. It is one of my favorite times of the years.  I just love to […]