Those worldly pursuits took me a lot places - most of them places that I shouldn't have been and did not want to go. Thankfully, the Lord was with me always and protected me from catastrophic harm and was finally able to love me into a relationship with him.
Hang out with any group of girlfriends for more than a couple of hours, and chances are you will hear one of them say "I just couldn't help myself, I had to do it!". No matter what "it" is, the point is the same....we often find ourselves blaming some invisible force for the decisions we … Continue reading Compromise
Many women today have trouble with seeing themselves as being anything particularly special. We go through our day to day lives without really thinking about it much at all (or at least we think we do). We get up in the morning, get ready for our day. Most of us use a mirror every morning … Continue reading Chosen
Waiting. . . A word defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary as “to remain stationary in readiness or expectation”. Every single day, we wait. We wait for traffic lights, or for the oven to preheat. We wait for the server at a restaurant, or for our husbands to return home from work. With kids, we may … Continue reading Waiting
The divide in the room was loud even though a word was not spoken. How can two people who stood in front of each other and committed to love each other through good and bad get to the point where the odds seem so stacked against them? Growing up, we learn how to communicate and to ask … Continue reading The Divide in the Room
Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions of your daily routine? Just doing what you have to do, trying to close off your emotions, focus on your daily tasks, and just get through the day? Do you ever feel like you are on the edge of an emotional breakdown and … Continue reading Heavy Hearted
A while ago, I was talking to my sister about the overwhelming life of being a young woman who is just getting her life started. As she was telling me about school and finding a job, I was thinking about all of the events that will be happening over this holiday season and the responsibilities … Continue reading Purpose Is Greater Than Bitterness
Have you ever had one of those weeks that seemed like for every good thing that happened, 5 negative things came against you? Almost like you have a bullseye on your back? I don't want to give Satan too much credit, but it sure seems like he has been busy trying to tear me down. This … Continue reading It Looks Like a Bad Day, But . . .
"Never assume the way it is, is the way it has to be" As I was listening to a podcast, I was snapped to attention when I heard the speaker those words, “Never assume the way it is, is the way it has to be”. Has it ever happened to you before where you are … Continue reading It is what it is?
It is quiet in the house. It is also 5:00 a.m. The alarms will sound in the next hour and the house will become alive with noise. Noise that fills an entire day. People, dogs, dishes, breakfast, lunches, chores, chaos, short words, quick questions, quick goodbyes. And off we go to begin our day. Noise. In the … Continue reading Noise
Feeling lighter upon waking this morning....a huge weight has been lifted through revelation knowledge.... I am strong-willed, independent and an expert in the things of God, people and relationships.....or so I thought......NOT! Our loving Father has tenderly relieved me of duties that I acquired through self-promotion...duties never meant for me, but for Him alone. My … Continue reading Lesson Learned