Healing, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Prayer, Trusting God, When it hurts

Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

David, My Publishing Journey, My Story

A Break in the Action for an EXCITING Update!

🎉Today I interrupt normal programming to bring you an EXCITING UPDATE!🎉 Have you ever stood back and watched God do His thing? This past week I was able to do just that. You may remember, I spent this last summer writing a Bible study to work in correlation with our senior pastor’s sermon series on… Continue reading A Break in the Action for an EXCITING Update!

ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

Disclaimer: When I wrote Not Today Satan I didn’t expect to write a “part two.” But God had other plans. As I already shared: Last Friday, when I read the words, "The Bible study is officially off to the printer!" I was exhilarated! But before the first whoop left my lips, fear gripped me so… Continue reading Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

Attitude, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, This Week's Memory Verse

Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!

Fear gripped me so tight I could hardly breathe… Have I not commanded you? Mmm-hmmm Baby, look at me. (I look up) Have I not commanded you? Yes, Jesus, you have. Then why are you afraid? Because for the first time since you gave me this ministry, a project I’ve labored over, sacrifice for, poured… Continue reading Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!

David Study Excerpt, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!

Hello my sweet friend! I feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been able to sit and write a blog post. Can I just say, I’ve missed you?! You may recall, early last summer my senior pastor asked me to write a Bible study on 1 & 2 Samuel to complement his fall sermon series… Continue reading IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!

My Publishing Journey, My Story

Helloooooo out there!

This is me Hello Friend! It feels like forever! What has God been doing in your life? Or, what have you been allowing God to do with your life? There is a difference... I ask because I've been thinking a lot about this as I work or my current project. (I'll share more in a… Continue reading Helloooooo out there!

Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Waiting Well, Your Purpose

(Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

What’s one of your very favorite things? Mine’s a toss-up between dark, strong coffee and chocolate (milk or dark)…and no, I’m not a fan of them being combined. I’ll eat them together, but I like my coffee black, very black. No sugar. No cream. Just black. Another is seeing God’s Word become Vibrantly Relevant in… Continue reading (Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Trusting God

HELP! I’m Drowning

But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matthew 14:30) Ever have one of those moments? Oh, today I'm there. No question. This verse is a pivotal moment in the recounting of Jesus walking on the water and Peter coming out… Continue reading HELP! I’m Drowning

Diligent, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God

DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD

Up until this past year, I haven’t jumped on the bandwagon of praying for a WORD for the year. Partly because I didn’t want to be sucked into a new fad but mostly because I didn’t see the point. I mean, what good can one WORD do? Then last August, my friend, Julie Holmquist, challenged… Continue reading DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, Trusting God, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes

It was Halloween. I was at my chiropractor’s office and my phone vibrated, signaling an email delivery to my author account. It was an email from Kathleen Kerr from Harvest House Publishers… After a long time of Waiting Well, my answer arrived… My stomach was in knots. The back of my neck was hot and… Continue reading Waiting Well–When the Answer Comes