Throughout my life, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have watched people who think money can buy their completeness. They work and work…save and save…buy and buy…yet still fill incomplete. Still others think human love can provide them with […]Read more "Complete"
True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]Read more "Angry"
Yesterday, I was listening to an album of hymns sung by Alabama. As I sang along to “Because He Lives” it struck me. That’s it! ”Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living, just because He […]Read more "Because He Lives"
Happy Friday friends! It is easy in the days we live in to get caught up in the “what ifs”. Whether it be in the area of politics, health, economics, or relationships…we can rapidly descend into anxiety and fear. We feel with enough effort we can control them. Yet, they take our eyes off of […]Read more "What If?"
Forgiveness… It has been a recurring theme for the last couple months of my life. Maybe it has been in yours too. In one of Craig’s early sermons he talked about forgiveness and the need to transfer the offenders from our system of justice to God’s by remove them from the jail of our hearts […]Read more "Forgiveness"
Since I was a very young child, I have been in awe of the world around me. I find the rocks, rivers, moon, mountains, animals, and stars are mesmerizing and beautiful. I am drawn to creation because in it I see the attributes of my Heavenly Father. As I gaze upon His work, I am […]Read more "Nothing Too Difficult"
Have you ever pondered how often you complain? We grumble about many things: the traffic, our government, our family members, the weather, our church, and the list goes on and on. I recently heard it explained, that complaining is not a harmless activity, but rather a faulty view that the world revolves around us, instead […]Read more "Negativity"
Waiting patiently does not come naturally to us, as humans. Just think about a hungry infant and it becomes evident that we struggle with this from birth. In fact, the manifestations of our impatience are made obvious every day. As we drive down the street, horns blare to demonstrate our inability to wait. While standing […]Read more "Patiently"
I heard this quote recently, “Don’t mistake guarding your heart with hardening your heart.” As I pondered those words, I thought about how much truth they contain. I am by nature a very sensitive person. I get me feelings hurt easily. I have found this to be a lifelong struggle. Many times I have uttered […]Read more "Guard"
Do you realize that as a child of God you have already defeated this world? Nothing this life can throw at you can take away the victory you have in Christ Jesus. No evil. No disease. No person. Not even Satan himself. Nothing! This verse reminds us that God has overcome the world. Not might. […]Read more "Overcome"