Being a mother is one of my greatest blessings. When I had my child everyone told me "Don't blink. Time will pass quickly and she'll be grown." Boy, were they right! I've watched the years pass in what feels like a split second and when I think on how quickly it goes, it saddens me. … Continue reading One Day at a Time
Raise your hand if you're guilty of giving God what's left, instead of putting Him first. Be honest. Ashamedly, I'm raising my hand. Recently our Pastor posted this thought and it stepped all over my toes (as it should have). "When your life is super busy, what is the first thing you take time away … Continue reading Giving God What’s Left
I'm guessing everyone knows that person; the person who, sadly, exudes an 'I'm miserable' attitude and doesn't care if the world knows. It's the person who insults you, criticizes your faith and says whatever they feel, when they feel like it, no matter the company. Honestly, it's the person who tries your very patience and who … Continue reading When Turning the Other Cheek Is Hard
How many times a day do we make plans or plan for our future? How many times do our plans get sidetracked? How many times a day do we try to take control? For me, it happens on an average of every five seconds because by nature I'm a control freak and my own worst … Continue reading Making Plans
Goliath, the Philistine, stood six cubits and a span, or approximately nine feet tall. He was covered in hundreds of pounds of armor and he had a bad attitude. For forty days he came forward every morning and evening to take his stand, terrifying the Israelites. David, a mere youth, was sent by his father … Continue reading Slay Your Giants
Do you ever see great things happening in other people's lives and catch yourself thinking 'why not me'? While you celebrate the blessings other's have received, you might wonder why things aren't going differently for you. It's especially easy to feel this way if you're in a slump and struggling with a situation. Although we never … Continue reading Why Not Me?
One morning about five years ago, I was awakened by God giving me a name and the overwhelming urge to go and check on this person. I hadn't even fully opened my eyes yet so I flipped and flopped arguing with God about this, wondering if I was crazy. Eventually, I figured out that I … Continue reading When God Says “Do” and You Don’t