Posts with the tag “blog”
Even when God’s name is taken out, God is still working
October 20th, 2020
There is a wave of anger tinged with fear trying to rise in certain circles. With what seems like a swift insurgence, the pressure is mounting in America against Christians. I say “with what seems lik...
The Holy Spirit is Waiting
March 30th, 2020
Let’s be honest, but for the Holy Spirit, there would be no Church.Moments before the Holy Spirit descended upon those who were seated in the upper room, the people were together, sitting there. Scrip...
March 14th, 2020
Do you remember the days immediately following September 11th? People stayed home. People didn’t travel. People held their loved ones close. It wasn’t because we were fearful, it was because we were a...
Worry Creates Pause
February 26th, 2020
Worry creates pause.In the middle of a recent conversation, the thought above hit me. Worry creates pause. When we worry, something happens, and that something is generally not good. Worry creates anx...
When the Subtle Things in Scripture Stir Your Heart
October 8th, 2019
This blog first appeared on Kingdom Winds. Subtle things have a way of becoming normal or expected. We gloss over them, often without even a thought. It is why opening the Word of God and not just rem...
Don't Just Survive, Overcome
July 16th, 2019
It's a difference in tone. A difference in the way one lives. It isn't subtle, yet many can't see the difference, especially those living with it. What am I talking about? Living as an overcomer rathe...
God Turns Bad Things Into Good News
April 19th, 2019
Years ago, my youngest son played the role of Jesus in his school’s pre-school rendition of the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As he walked down the hallway, the other school children waved palm bra...
The Year of Contentment...2019
January 25th, 2019
Last year, I wrote about my 2018 word for the year. My word was, “Home.” Little did I know when I released that blog on January 16, 2018, that the Lord was about to do something incredible as it relat...
Get Out of the Tree
January 18th, 2019
Several years ago, I wrote a blog called, “Climb a Tree.” In it, I described the scene found in Luke 19:1–10.Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he...
Leave it Behind in 2018
December 31st, 2018
If I learned nothing else during my two years in middle school confirmation classes, I realized the omniscience of God (all-seeing), the omnipresence of God (all present), and the omnipotence of God (...
Reaching the Middle
September 4th, 2018
A conversation I had the other night still has me thinking. It’s not a thought I haven’t had before, but it is a thought I feel burdened to share. The spiritual landscape of America is failing. Whose ...
Don't Leave Them Out
April 11th, 2018
I made a request to God several years ago. I asked him to allow me to do ministry with my family. I never wanted to do ministry apart from them because I knew God had specifically given me the privile...
Storytellers We Must Be
February 27th, 2018
I saw a post a couple of days after the passing of Billy Graham that bothered me. In it, a young mom spoke of how her children and certainly their children would never know Billy Graham. I thought to ...
Close Encounters of the Best Kind
January 26th, 2018
Choosing to continually encounter the presence of God is a lifestyle, not a one-time encounter. Far too many people believe they have to make time. have the time or wait for the right time to have an ...
What is "HOME" to you?
January 16th, 2018
My word for this year is “HOME.” It’s a word I see all the time, and it’s an issue I’ve struggled with for many years. By the age of thirty, I had somewhere around twenty-seven addresses I had called ...
What is Your Community Lense?
December 29th, 2017
Years ago, shortly after my baptism at my home church, I received an email from a woman inviting my husband and me to a Bible Fellowship class (also known as Sunday School, small groups, or community ...
Listen to Him
November 29th, 2017
We are bogged down by words these days. Whether we enjoy reading or watching the news, watching television or movies, or reading books or blogs, words are thrown at us. So. Many. Words. Some words are...
The Gift of Conversation
November 22nd, 2017
Many of you already know this, but I homeschool my three children and well, during the day our house often gets loud. Not obnoxious loud but the kind of loud when a lot of people are talking…sometimes...
Why Do You Share Your Faith?
October 26th, 2017
Sharing your faith may be challenging but you don't want to be known as someone who "never said a thing!"...
The Mission of Motherhood
September 26th, 2017
Motherhood is about sacrifice, and it is only the presence of the Holy Spirit that ensures the success of the servant’s mission. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring G...
Live Life With a Live Feed Mentality
September 15th, 2017
This past week as I reflected on all that was happening in the United States—the two hurricanes, wildfires burning, and general unrest, I slowly began to reflect on the horrible events of September 1...
If You Are Going to Proclaim...
September 1st, 2017
It has been a tough week in Texas. Hurricane Harvey forever left its mark on this state. Out of this tragedy, it has been heartwarming to see the response of people helping people. Would this have hap...
What Kind of Giver Are You?
August 14th, 2017
This side of heaven, there will always be need. God enables us to be a part of meeting the needs of others. He asks we do so joyfully not with bitterness and resentfulness. “Whatever you give is accep...
Gather Your Neighbors
March 30th, 2017
So excited to share about the thing God has laid on my heart recently. Today is the big day! Read all about it in my monthly blog post appearing on Daughters of the Deep titled "Gather Your Neighbors...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
June 23rd, 2016
Who better to control timing than the One who set time into motion? It is not the watchmaker who creates the time, but it is the watchmaker who uses his gifts to create the watch that is used to refle...
April 12th, 2016
"Give credit to whom credit is due." That's the famous quote by Samuel Adams we are taught as youngsters, and reminded all throughout our lives. We should never take credit as our own for something so...
Are You Telling?
February 24th, 2016
A couple of days ago as I was reading my Bible, this verse jumped off the page at me: "When they heard what Jesus was doing, many people came to him" (Mark 3:8b). And then again this morning, the...
Do You Live Like a Third Child?
January 7th, 2016
We’ve been taking our dogs for walks the past few days since the weather has been so nice. My youngest has been making me a little crazy while we walk because he talks the entire time. It’s not just ...
Put Down the Temporary Band-Aids...
September 16th, 2015
“Should I take the Motrin or not?” This is the thought that swirled in my head as I stood at the sink washing the dishes a couple nights ago. I have chronic pain that springs up a lot lately. I know w...
The Christian Walk...It's Not a Sprint or a Marathon
December 17th, 2014
I exercise pretty regularly, but I am far from a person who lives for exercise. I do it to maintain my attitude. Just ask my family. If I go more than a couple days without exercise, I am a totally d...
Santa and Jesus Both Have a Place on My Mantle
December 1st, 2014
A few years back, an agnostic (on his way to being atheist) friend of mine chided me for being a Christian who allowed my children to believe in made-up, worldly things such as Santa Claus and the Ea...
Is Today's Manna Really Enough?
November 7th, 2014
Let me set the stage. The Israelites were hungry. They had been traveling in the desert for a month with limited supplies, along with the added burden of believing what they did have would eventually ...
And This Is What I Learned While Swimming...With a Snorkel
July 10th, 2013
For the past few years, my husband has swam laps using a snorkel. I admit, I gave him a hard time about it at first and maybe I even chuckled…a few times. Last month, when the pool water was finally w...