There was a time in my life when praying felt a lot like going to the dentist to get a tooth fixed. The sense of necessity and dread were all jumbled into a nice big ball of anxiety. I knew in my burdened heart of hearts that a repair job was necessary, but I dreaded the remedy more than the ache. I had been in church all of my life and never felt confident in praying. WHY IS PRAYING SO HARD! My prayer life was pathetic to say the least, kind of like a bad case of hiccups. Have you ever felt that way about prayer? Obviously I have, and here are 3 powerful things God taught me as he turned my puny, pathetic prayer life into intimate conversations with my Creator.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I need to examine my own life for truths from God’s Word. Am I turning a blind eye to truth because it may be uncomfortable and hard to absorb? There is risk in studying the Bible. Once I know the truth, I can be convicted to change, and change is scary! There is comfort in studying and knowing the Bible as well, because God’s guidance is so much better than my wisdom. God, help me to read the Bible with my eyes wide open and a give me a heart that is ready to receive what You have to say.Read More
God decided it was high time for me to do a heart check. I had given contentment the boot and I needed Him to give me His perspective on 3 areas of my life. He wants me to trade my temporary for things eternal. How about you?Read More
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!Read More
How do we live a godly life in an ungodly world? How do we manage to sort out sinful judgment of others from the Scripture’s command to “know their fruit?” It starts with seeing ourselves clearly and then extending grace to those around us. Living a godly life in an ungodly world takes wisdom.Read More
I was reminded the other day of how faithless I truly am. Have you ever done a Spiritual face-plant?
He is ever FAITHFUL even when I am not. That is my God and I am forever thankful that He graciously picks me up from every spiritual face-plant, brushes off the dust, and sets me back on the right path. Here are Here are 5 Bible verses that will remind you of His faithfulness when you find yourself face down.Read More
Only God can make death a beautiful thing. When He sees His Beloved Daughter crying out from the depth of strongholds to be delivered...when she puts her trust in Christ to be forgiven...when she dies so that she can live...What does God see??
If I have learned one thing in my 46 years on planet earth it is this. Jesus is might not miraculously BAIL us out from our issues and problems, but he will BIND us to Himself as He walks us through the storms of life. Storms. Check out these 3 life preserving truths that you can hang on to during the storms of life.Read More
We all do it. We have an entire armload of worries...finances, health,children,marriage,future plans employment. You name it-and our hearts ache under the weight of it all. It is so exhausting. It is so unnecessary! But we do it anyway. It is so easy to forget God in the equation.Read More
The whole Old Testament law boils down to 2 things. Just follow these 2 things and you have it the golden ticket to heaven! How hard can that be, right? LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. How's that going for ya? Yeah-me too.
I can't live under the weight of that perfection. But Jesus did for me.Read More