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