31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 18 of 31 Days of Jesus in Your Daily Life: “I Wasn’t Feeling It”

While overhearing students talking in an aisle at Target, I heard “It.” While waiting for my son’s orchestra concert to start, I heard “It.” While standing in line behind college students, I heard “It.” And while chatting with friends after church, I heard “It.” Each time I hear “It,” I cringed. I would happily take… Continue reading Day 18 of 31 Days of Jesus in Your Daily Life: “I Wasn’t Feeling It”

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 17 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Share Your Story

Has God ever stopped you dead in your tracks while reading His Word? You’re reading along, absorbing, learning, pursuing—and WHAM! The breaks engage, throwing you back in your seat. Black tire marks mar the pavement, and the smell of burnt tires fills your nostrils. That was me today. Our pastors just wrapped up a sermon… Continue reading Day 17 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Share Your Story

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 16 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Me Too

Me Too I was a senior in high school with two boys in pursuit I was interested in both, but which to choose? Then I discovered I was being played the fool. The game they played was harsh and cruel. The winner was who could claim my virginity My heart didn’t matter nor did my… Continue reading Day 16 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Me Too

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 15 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Everyday Life: God Is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 3: Desires

I promised to share two personal stories of when I’ve asked God for something. I promised to share how He blessed me in both circumstances—by either giving me the desire of my heart and by withholding it. And I will. I promise. However, I’m going to add one more story to this list. This morning… Continue reading Day 15 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Everyday Life: God Is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 3: Desires

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 14 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Today Didn’t Go As Planned

Today was one of those days that didn’t got the way I planned. Ever have one of those? I should be used to this by now. I should. But I’m not.   Some days I wake up with my day all planned out. Then circumstances come up and take me in a completely different direction.… Continue reading Day 14 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Today Didn’t Go As Planned

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 13 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: God Is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 2: Abide and Ask

Ever wonder what it means to abide in Jesus and why it’s so important? And what it has to do with treating God like a Vending Machine? Well,come on in and I will let you in on the secret.

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 12 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: God is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 1: Abide

Have you had this experience, or is it just me? Your stomach is demanding food but there aren’t many options around so you walk up to a vending machine, dollar bill in hand. After pursuing the options you make your selection and insert the bill. The machine sucks in it and then spits it out.… Continue reading Day 12 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: God is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 1: Abide

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 11 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Storm

Fog hovers over the surface of the lake; spreading its arms, quieting its wake. A hush comes over the forest that is not the norm. The world is subdued--waiting for the storm.   No loons call out, bidding goodbye to the day. The choruses of crickets and frogs are silent--instead, they pray. Beneath the heaviness… Continue reading Day 11 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Storm

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 10 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Two Little Girls

Two little girls Sat together in the same row, Because there was no one with the last name Beginning with M, N, or O   Two little girls Became the best of friends; Vowing to be by each other’s side Until the very end.   Two little girls Holding hands on the swing; Elbows locked… Continue reading Day 10 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Two Little Girls

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 9 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Excavations

These last 12 months have been an adventure. Two years ago we purchased fixer-upper house because we loved the location, large yard, and lake access. However, to make our new home more functional for our large family and entertaining style, we needed to put on an addition and redo absolutely everything inside and out. And… Continue reading Day 9 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Excavations