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
Do you ever have one of those days were you feel like you have failed as a parent? Today was one of those days for me. I picked my boys up from basketball practice and my 11 year old was so irritable. He was being very hateful to his brother. I finally had enough and told him that he … Continue reading Bad Days
One of a parent's biggest fears is seeing their child drive off in their vehicle and not making it safely to their destination. My daughter is 18 yrs old. She has been driving by herself for 2 years now, and still every time she leaves in her car, fear tries to creep into my heart. … Continue reading No Guarantees
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you let the fear of failure hold you back? Does your mind dwell on the things that could go wrong, on the things that could stand in your way, on your past mistakes? Do your thoughts continue to linger on the negatives until you convince yourself that you shouldn’t … Continue reading Fear of Failure
When I began writing my very first blog post, I thought I knew exactly what I was going to write about. In fact, I even shared it with my sweet teenage girls first because I was so passionate about it! However, I feel like maybe that season has passed. With the leaves changing and the … Continue reading Seasons
I'm blessed to have done well in my career, helped a few friends along the way, experienced some pretty cool things in ministry.....and yet, my greatest joy, my most fulfilling calling is to care for my family and to be available for them. My reward - knowing that in serving my family, I am serving God. My … Continue reading My Highest Calling