When my feet swung over the side of the bed this morning, they planted firmly on the ground, but everything felt shaky and uncertain. My circumstances swarmed around me like an angry sea. Waves of indecision crashed about, stinging my eyes with salty spray and blurring my vision. I felt paralyzed, unsure what was going […]
God brought me to an ugly truth about myself. He tenderly and mercifully revealed to me that I cared more about how others perceived me than how He did.
“Child, you will never be the woman I created you to be, if you continue to live in fear of rejection by others.”
If God orchestrated Himself descending down to earth to die at the exact moment in history when the Passover, First Fruits and Resurrection occurred in 3 consecutive days, don’t you think He can orchestrate your life?
I think we’re all feeling it. We’re looking around, watching the news and scratching our heads wondering, “What in the WORLD is happening in American politics?”. We get frustrated. Some incredibly angry. Maybe even fearful. And we worry about what America will look like for our children. I was reminded this week of some lessons […]
The smiling faces. The laughter. The “It’s so good to see you!” and the “You doing all right?” while patting me on the back and continuing to walk toward their destination. I couldn’t take it anymore. It took everything within me to muster a smile. I wanted to scream, “Do you see me? Do you […]
I’ve discovered a new way to pray: praying blessings. And it changes everything.
One of the hardest things about parenting is seeing yourself in your child’s behavior. Not the good things, but the behaviors you’d rather keep under wraps. This week I heard about an “incident” at school and how my child lashed out at his teacher. Ironically, I had lashed out at my child that very morning […]
Ever wonder what happened to your cape? I had a red Wonder Woman cape that looked just like this when I was a little girl and I wore it everywhere. And when I got really into my role playing I actually believed I was Wonder Woman, lassoing all sorts of invisible villains and hauling them […]
May I tell you a story about how I’ve come to understand God and suffering?
Last week we discussed how every believer in Christ has been given a spiritual gift. God calls us to put those gifts into action! Don’t know your spiritual gift? Then check out last week’s blog post: Is God Calling You? At the end it includes a link to take a gift spiritual gifts assessment to help […]
Meet Elijah. He’s a Tishbite. This means he’s a farmer from Tishbe, located in Gilead on the east side of the Jordan River. From Scripture, that’s about all we know about his background. Was Elijah a priest? No. Did he belong to a prestigious family? No. Had he lived a righteous life? No idea. Was […]
So I’m just going to be gut level honest today. Maybe you’ll relate. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged that you’re not alone in your feelings. I resisted women’s Bible study for years. Finally a friend dragged me to one, kicking and screaming. Here’s why. 1. I get nervous about meeting new people. Some of you may not […]