Seeing God In The Waiting...How To Be Still When God Seems Silent

Seeing God In The Waiting...How To Be Still When God Seems Silent

Are you in a season of waiting on God?  Does it seems like God is pressing the pause button on your future or you are falling apart because His answers aren’t clear?  Learning to be still when God seems silent is not easy. There are 3 critical things you need to remember while you are waiting on God to move.

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4 Keys To Stop Your Past From Living In Your Present

4 Keys To Stop Your Past From Living In Your Present

On those days when my my deepest regrets decide to prick me, I turn to the Bible and it reminds me that my old self is dead. But, what about the days when memories of the old self come back in living color? God's word gives us 4 keys to stop our past from living in our present.

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How Do I Know God's Will For Me?...3 Biblical Truths For Direction

How Do I Know God's Will For Me?...3 Biblical Truths For Direction

Knowing God's will. I have wrestled with that monster more times in my life than I care to admit. The fingers of doubt and uncertainty tap on my shoulder to distract me whenever God wants to take me to the next level of knowing Him. How do I differentiate between not being in His will or if this is open warfare keeping me from pursuing God's will?  Here are 3 Biblical truths to keep in mind when uncertainty brings waves of self doubt and fear.

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Mama Love ... Reveling In God's Great Love Story

Mama Love ... Reveling In God's Great Love Story

Since becoming a mom a few short months ago, I feel like I’ve gotten to see a small glimpse of what God’s love for me looks like in a way I never have before. While I know God’s love for me is still pretty much incomprehensible, I think becoming a mom has shifted my perspective. It’s opened my eyes to a new kind of love that I’ve never felt before, and it began at the cross. Do you revel in God’s Great Love Story?

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The Journey Of A Praying Parent...From Wandering to Worshiping

The Journey Of A Praying Parent...From Wandering to Worshiping

Sometimes I felt as though God was just a kind hearted old fellow who could grant me my wants and desires. If I had been good enough, He would answer with blessings and when I was bad, well, I got a lump of coal in my spiritual stocking. He was a God who was kind and loving and yet so distant and harsh. My prayer routine was nothing more than simply giving Him my own list of things I needed and granting Him permission to do something about it. Like a spoiled child waiting for Christmas to come, I would demand God answer my way or I would pout.  My prayers were shallow at best, but in hindsight God even worked with those small prayers. I found I could trust Him not only with my needs and leave the outcome to Him, but I could trust Him with the soul of our newborn and the babies that were yet to come. The journey of a praying parent…

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When Forgiveness Hurts...Help For The Wounded Heart

When Forgiveness Hurts...Help For The Wounded Heart

Forgiveness is letting go of the right to retaliate for the hurt that has been done to you-it doesn't mean you forget the hurt. So, how do you forgive when someone hurts you deeply? When the heart wounds bleed deep, we can turn to the only One who shows us how to ultimately forgive. Jesus is the balm for a wounded heart and our healing for a broken past.

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When God Cried...Celebrating Christmas At The Cross

When God Cried...Celebrating Christmas At The Cross

God Himself, as a human baby, cried in the manger. What could the tears of God be for? Cries for Redemption drawing near. Cries for Salvation becoming a reality. Tears for the souls of millions of sinners who would be made right, and tears for millions who would refuse. Did baby Jesus cry because He knew the cross was His reason for living, and for dying?

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God's View From My Garden

God's View From My Garden

Yes, it was just an ordinary, simple farm garden, but it was there I learned God loves just the ordinary, authentic me. I have a heart that is just like my garden. A little bit fancy on the outside and a whole lot of weeds on the inside. It is pleasantly productive and particularly pitiful all at the same time. That is just how my life is sometimes. I live in the flesh, and it is a mess, yet God still chooses to use me and produce fruit from which others benefit. I am thankful He faithfully deals with the sinful weeds choking the life out of me by pulling them out by the root  and not just mowing them off the surface.

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How To Feel Secure In A World That's Not

How To Feel Secure In A World That's Not

The world tells us our security is in the temporary. Money, achievement, a house, and family all tell us how we can gain and measure our worth and social status. It is a dark veil that the world puts over our eyes to dictate who we think we are and how good we are at being ourselves. Somehow we traded innocence for the insecurity and our lives are falling apart. How can I find security?

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The Day God Sent Me a Letter...About Fear

The Day God Sent Me a Letter...About Fear

I was in the middle of cruising through a good Bible study, bee-bopping in time with the sunshine when God ran me into a brick wall. It was just a simple exercise in the workbook but it wrecked me. The assignment? “If God would write you a letter about your fear, what would He say?” The day God sent me a letter about my fear changed me forever.

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Being Plundered By A Frenemy ... 3 Profound Life Lessons

Being Plundered By A Frenemy ... 3 Profound Life Lessons

Instantly, a Christian friend felt like a mortal enemy and I had a gaping heart wounds to prove it. Hm. Frenemies...now what? Is is possible to heal from the wounds of a friend? What do I do when someone close to me brings on personal attacks and slander? God taught me 3 profound life lessons from being plundered by a frenemy and I was never the same.

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How To Cast Your Burdens On God ... 4 Steps To Climb Out Of Your Pit

How To Cast Your Burdens On God ... 4 Steps To Climb Out Of Your Pit

How to cast your burdens on God? What do I do when the weight of my burdens crush in on me and I can't let it go?? What do I do when I am knee deep in the mire of my burdens, and anxiety is making me sink? How do I let go and let God be God? How do I cast my cares on Him? Let's take at look at 4 Biblical steps you can use to climb out of the mud and how to cast your cares on the Lord!

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