Shifting the Entertainment Atmosphere
February 22nd, 2017
It started several years ago but became much more real as I realized my oldest child was interested in pursuing music. When he was around nine years old, it had become clear that not only had God gif...
Rights vs. the Cross
February 15th, 2017
There is something going on within the Church. I hate to put a name on it because giving it an identity gives it an ability to grow. It’s not something inherently new, but it is so sly and cunning th...
Pursue Godly Community
February 9th, 2017
I am so honored to be a new monthly contributing writer for a community of godly female writers at Daughters of the Deep. My first post is up on their site. I recently had the opportunity to speak wi...
Confessions of a Wanna Be Cowgirl
February 3rd, 2017
Confession: I have secretly wanted to be a cowgirl almost my entire life. Fact: I’ve been a city girl my entire life. I recently came across an old photograph that made me stop and think. The pho...
Celebrating Five Years of Ministry!
January 23rd, 2017
Today marks a new day. Totally unchartered waters. Am I qualified for this? Am I ready for this? We will soon find out. Yes, I am a little afraid, but fear is good...especially when I know that I am ...
Get Rid of the Elephant in the Room
January 13th, 2017
Our first little cottage house didn’t have one, but our second 1960’s house did, as does our current new house. For non-drinkers, it is what I like to call “the elephant in the room.” Wet bars…what...
Mindset of Thanksgiving
November 24th, 2016
Today is simply a day to give thanks. Who is it that we are to give thanks to? God. At the core of this tradition, this day was designed to give thanks to God for provision and protection. The people...
Press In Church
November 11th, 2016
My heart is sad today for our country. Politics aside, our nation is hurting. People are anxious, fearful and lashing out. We are not at peace as a nation, but it is possible to be at peace as a pers...
Embrace Your Season
November 3rd, 2016
As I was checking out at the grocery store a couple days ago, the cashier asked me, “So, are you ready for Christmas?” It was November 1st. “Uhhmmmm, no,” I said. Since then, I’ve heard conversations...
Pride and Deceit
October 13th, 2016
I vividly remember thinking the United States was about to undergo change the moment I heard Bill Clinton’s comments about his relationship (or lack thereof) with Monica Lewinsky. His statements gave ...
Are You a Member or an Owner?
September 21st, 2016
Earlier this year, I visited a newer church plant. I was there to support a child I teach in AWANA for her baptism. It happened to be the same weekend they were dedicating their new church building. A...
Forgiveness Bible Study Video
September 14th, 2016
Recently, urged on by my husband, I filmed video sessions for my Bible study, Forgiveness - Unforgiveness: Revealed Through Your Fruits. I invited eight of my friends to come and share a little bit ab...
Our Yellow Door
September 3rd, 2016
Earlier this summer, I decided to take on a small DIY project. I am not a big DIY-er…I can’t seem to make things turn out just right…and I am finally comfortable in my own skin about this fact. Howeve...
Many Years Ago...
August 24th, 2016
I was cleaning out a spare closet recently when I came across the box for my junior high confirmation Bible. In the box were some notes I received that day, as well as a few memories for years past. ...
Our Sabbatical Year
August 16th, 2016
We’ve been praying about something for quite a while. We have wrestled with this, and I can tell you, it was truly a wrestling match. We have spent many hours in conversation, and in prayer, but I can...
August 12th, 2016
While the world is watching the Rio Olympics 2016, I am celebrating my own gold medal moment over here. Today is the BIG day! Spenser's first worship album Your Love For Us is released in full for al...
Standing in Awe
August 8th, 2016
Every time I read the account of Job, my heart gets heavy with conviction. He was a completely righteous, innocent man, yet God allowed Satan to test Job. Satan couldn’t understand that Job was righte...
Craving Community - Guest Blog for Craving God Ministries
August 5th, 2016
I love the old-fashioned candy hearts that are available on Valentine’s Day. Do you remember as a child when you would pick out just the right one, with the right word on it to give to a friend or som...