Depression, Encouragement, Guard Your Heart, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Reflect, Trusting God

Lead with Love: It’s Not the Mirror’s Fault

A while back I finally realized the reflection I saw in the mirror wasn't the mirror's fault. It was mine. My poor choices. My neglect. My laziness all led to a disheveled, overweight, unhappy woman. I wasn't putting the right nutrients in my body--ok, I wasn't putting many nutrients in my body--but I was putting… Continue reading Lead with Love: It’s Not the Mirror’s Fault

Importance of Words, Jesus in Everyday Life, Judging Others, Loving Others, Our Words Matter, Racism, Reflect

Lead with Love: 15 Verses to Illustrate Why Our Words MATTER

Edward Bulwer-Lytton was spot-on when he said: The pen [words] are mightier than the sword. There is so much ink used in Scripture to instruct us about the words we speak. Why do you suppose that is? Word have the power to build up. Encourage. Empower. Inspire. Bless. They can also destroy. Wound. Devastate. Rob… Continue reading Lead with Love: 15 Verses to Illustrate Why Our Words MATTER

Comparison, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Racism, Reading God's Word, Reflect, Repent, Sharing The Good News, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, When it hurts

Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love

#Love seems so simple, doesn't it? But when you look at God's definition of #love, we realize it's anything but. However, when we abide in His #love for us through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, we CAN #love like He does! How? Through the #love He pours into us. He fills us to overflowing… Continue reading Lead With Love: Hate is the Opposite of Love–12 Scriptures to Redirect Us To Love

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Lead With Love: What does the Bible Say about Racism? 10 Verses to Meditate on.

If your heart has been as deeply grieved as mine has been, I can't help but wonder how grieved God's heart must be. But when I looked up the word "racism" in my concordances, I found nothing. But rather than getting discouraged, I kept looking... Turns out, the Bible has A LOT to say about… Continue reading Lead With Love: What does the Bible Say about Racism? 10 Verses to Meditate on.

Confess, Forgiveness, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, Judging Others, Loving Others, Obedience, Prayer, Reading God's Word, Refinement, Repent, Trusting God, When it hurts

Lead with Love: 11 Scripture Passage to Pray as You Examine Your Heart

These are some of the passages I have been meditating on over this past weekend in reference to "Examining The Heart" and remembering who I really am. A sinner in need of a Savior. Each of these passages encouraged me to stop. Reflect. Open myself up to God. And see what is really inside. Then… Continue reading Lead with Love: 11 Scripture Passage to Pray as You Examine Your Heart

Comparison, Confess, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others

Lead with Love

This post is raw. Honest. Sincere. I make no effort to soothe or comfort. I make no effort to hide the truth. You've seen my picture. I'm a middle-class white woman. But I am more than that. I am a follow of the Lord Jesus Christ. And today I am writing this post primarily to… Continue reading Lead with Love

Confess, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Loving Others, Obedience, Pause, Prayer, Reading God's Word, Refinement, Repent, Sharing The Good News, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, When it hurts, Your Purpose

God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

Covid-19 has taken our world by storm—leaving a path of destruction in it’s wake. But there is a God in heaven and this virus doesn’t surprise Him. It rages through continents, countries, cities, neighborhoods, and homes depositing anxiety, worry, and fear, illness, and death. But there is a God in heaven who still sits on… Continue reading God is Not Surprised by This: Prepare for a Harvest

Gen Z, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story, Surrender to Jesus

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

~ A Little Background ~ On the night of July 19, 64 AD, a year or two before Paul penned this letter from the cold, overcrowded, unsanitary dungeon of a Roman prison, Nero torched Rome. (Presumably to circumvent the Senate's restrictions to clear space for an extensive new palace.) For six day the fire raged,… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–Passing the Torch of our Spiritual Heritage

Gen Z, Loving Others, Mentor, Mothers and Others

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day: We NEED Others

I am an only child. I have no sisters to offer as aunts to my children. No brothers to provide as uncles. This fact bothered me greatly while I was growing up. Not having a brother was OK, but what I really wanted a sister. A little girl to grow up with and play with… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day: We NEED Others

Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, My Story

The “Real” New Years Day

It's that time of year again!  I don't know about you, but the start of a new school year feels more like New Year's than the January 1st's New Year's does. Everything feels fresh. New. Like someone hit update and restart. I don't get that feeling at New Year's. I never have. Maybe it's because… Continue reading The “Real” New Years Day