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"
To me, this is one of the most beautiful love notes ever written, and the love of God for the human race the most amazing love story ever recorded! I am awed by the intimacy, as God describes His love for us. He knows each one of us. He addresses us by name. He refers […]Read more "Loved"
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?"
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"
Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer. As I was meditating on the significance of prayer for every moment and experience of our lives, this scripture came to mind. I find the words of this verse very beautiful. I am in awe that the God of this Universe takes time to listen to little old […]Read more "He Listens"
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"
The last couple months have not been my favorite. They have been a jumble of sickness, car trouble, and other catastrophes. I love how God meets us in each of the low points and reminds us of His presence. One snowy Saturday evening, Hannah got sick. Craig was overseas. We were out of what she […]Read more "Difficult Days"
So often it seems we are very content living life in our own strength, until an event occurs that we are unable to control. Maybe it is a diagnosis, a job loss, a disappointment, a life changing decision, or a broken heart. Then, we run to our Heavenly Father. He desires that we run to […]Read more "Refuge"