Quote of the day: God doesn't save you for Heaven so you can ignore Him on earth. He saves you for Heaven so He can USE you on earth. After reading that while the lyrics of the holiday classic "Pretty Paper" were bouncing around in my head, I couldn't help but feel sad. (Yes, I'm… Continue reading Summed Up in a Song
Every day, right as we wake up, each of us has a difficult choice to make.... who’s going to be in control of my life today — me or God. That choice is an ongoing battle. There are things in our lives that we want to and think we can control. We want to make… Continue reading Let Go and Trust!
The choice to show grace instead of letting our emotions dictate our reactions can be hard, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. Grace has the power to transform and change lives.....it's worth it! “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be… Continue reading Choose Grace
To say that this past year has had its ups and downs would be an extreme understatement. Health issues held me back from so many things, and honestly, made me feel like I wasn't me anymore. There were days that all I could do was sit. Sit and watch everyone else's lives around me moving… Continue reading Strong Roots
As I sit here mulling over some of my notes from devotions today, something really stood out to me. Beth Moore was discussing the fact that we will all face battles in our lives. The Bible makes that clear. She said, "You can choose if you will be a warrior or not, but you DO… Continue reading Beautiful Fight
I think most people will agree with me when I say that experiencing a moment, or multiple moments, of conviction, can be one of life’s best teachers. You know what I’m talkin' about right? That second you want to crawl in a hole because you’re feeling smothered in guilt, remorse, shame…need I go on? I… Continue reading How’s The View
I am always amazed at how God uses difficult situations in our lives to offer us an opportunity to stop and take a good look around and within. Generally, in those moments, it's much easier to become self-focused; worrying only about what we are going through and ways to overcome it. But the more I… Continue reading Kindness Doesn’t Cost a Thing, yet it’s the Richest Gift You can Give.
We must be broken in order to be made whole. A Sociologist named Brene Brown said, “We are ‘those people.’” The truth is… most people in our world are one paycheck, one divorce, one addiction, one mental health diagnosis, one serious illness, one hurt, or one bad choice from becoming “those people”— the ones we… Continue reading Your First Ingredient is Brokenness
I am so thankful to begin this new year as a part of this ministry. Before I jump right in though, I think some introductions are in order. I am a true believer in the fact that, for you to understand and get a deeper look into the heart of a message, you need a… Continue reading Introductions Are In Order