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!
When I am consumed by my problems—stressed out about my life, my family, and my job—I actually convey the belief that I think that my circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice. In other words, I have a “right” to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities. I find myself… Continue reading It’s Not About Me – It’s About Him
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
This has slapped me in the face today, and I have a feeling I'm probably not alone. I've been in a funk for some reason today and all I could hear for the past few minutes was the Spirit saying: COMPLAINING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED When Paul wrote to the Philippians, he dealt with this… Continue reading Complaining Will Not Be Tolerated
New Podcast! (click here) Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone! I PRAY THAT EVERYONE HEARS THIS. Sadly, I will be canceling my Netflix subscription. They are the first major film industry to choose a side on the topic of abortion. As much as our family enjoys spending time watching our… Continue reading The Choice is Yours
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 pretty good picture of where that person has been and what God has rescued them from. A visibly transformed life can have a major impact on the world around you.
Ten years ago, if you would have asked someone to describe me, I’m afraid they would’ve used adjectives like angry, lost, empty, aggressive, broken, self-destructive… I’ll stop there, I’m sure you get the picture.
After moving around for a good part of my childhood as a military brat, we finally settled in Western Kentucky where most of our family was. Within our home, there was…
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I have been home from my last trip to Uganda and attempting to get back to life as it once was for almost a year now. I continue to find myself staring off into space, traveling back in my mind to a place where I have never felt the presence of God more clearly. Even in the… Continue reading My Heart is In Uganda