Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn… More
My past life events left me feeling shame, guilt, and worthlessness.
I felt stuck in a mundane life. I had morphed into being what I thought others wanted me to be. My true identity was nowhere to be found. I believed the lie of I’m not good enough which took root in my heart.
One day I took a look in the mirror with disgust and thought, “I’m just ready to be done.” I opened the medicine cabinet door and began downing any pills I could find. Continue reading “Reflection of who I am not.”
Moms, this is a tough season.
Parenting in the time of COVID-19 has been a challenge. For me, it meant being stuck inside the house (and backyard) alone with my 5- and 3-year-old girls for weeks. We are used to being home, but not being able to go to preschool, the park, meet friends, go to the library, or even run errands for something to do was hard.
None of us expected it to go on this long.
“Flatten the curve” they said, “It is only a few weeks.” But here we are in mid-August with slightly lessened restrictions, but still no real end in sight.
Now we have a completely new dilemma.
What do we do about school???? Continue reading “An unprecedented season”
I am the daughter of the one True King, Jesus Christ, and we are at war with the enemy, satan. (Ephesians 6:11)
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
I am a warrior princess and a warrior princess knows that she must suit up for battle! Continue reading “Suit up Princess!”
So much change. So many are talking about the “new normal”. (I really dislike that by the way) People talking about the end of time drawing near. So many conspiracies flying around. So many false agendas coming from every direction.
Lord, help me to not be deceived Continue reading “But first…”
I was scrolling through Pinterest and of course it teases me with things “I might like” …often those things are quotes of catchy sayings to put in my letter board collection for future use. This one caught my eye and inspired me to dig a bit deeper… Continue reading “Faith. Truth. Love.”
My beloved is mine and I am His.. Song of Songs 2:16a NIV
I don’t want to disappoint you, but this isn’t an exotic story about lovers. On the other hand, it is.
Are you intrigued?
I started reading a new devotional by the writers of The Chosen series called, “The Chosen. 40 Days with Jesus”. Day one is called “Before” and begins with this verse…
“Fear not, for I have Redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 ESV
Can you hear God saying this to you? Continue reading “A Love Story”
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8: 44b NASB
Have you ever wondered where Fear comes from?
First of all, God gave us the feeling of fear as a protection mechanism. For instance, if there is a lion about to jump on you. Unless you are the Lion King, you might want to get out of the way. Or, there is a tornado coming, get to your basement. You know what I mean.
But there is this fear that can come out of nowhere and really plays havoc with our minds. Maybe the fear of being rejected, being alone, no one likes me, I am not good enough. I could go on forever about the different fears. There is not one person that doesn’t fear something. Some people have a fear of snakes, water, fire, etc. Mine is spiders! Hate them!
Let’s talk about the fear that takes hold of you and grips your very being. Continue reading “Fear is a Liar”
Loss of personal freedom.
Loss of jobs.
Loss of investments.
Loss of things we have planned and looked forward to.
Loss of friends due to illness.
Loss of respect for authority.
Loss of lives.
Loss of peace of mind.
It has all been so much to process. Continue reading “5 Ways to Survive & Thrive in this Difficult Season”
Pharisee or Tax Collector?
Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
“The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
“I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18: 10-14
Let this sink in for a minute.
I have to tell you, I’ve been like this tax collector before. Continue reading “Humility”
Let’s start with the fact that many ladies know me as the girl that often has dessert first and I am (was) a self-proclaimed carb-a-tarian!
Even though I appeared to be in “good shape” I had a misunderstanding about using food to promote good health. You may still see me enjoying dessert, but I have learned how to feed my body the way the creator designed it with the foods that he provides. Jen Roland recently stated at The Connection’s HealthierYOU event that we should focus on being healthy with our eating habits approximately 80% of the time.
Yes, there will be special occasions when we want to have a treat or make a not so healthy choice…likewise, we should not be so rigid or hard on ourselves if we make a not so healthy choice every once in a while.
We need to strive to find balance. Continue reading “5 ways to boost immunity & improve your health”