ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God, Reading God's Word, Refinement, Reflect, Repent, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, When it hurts, Why We Should Thank God

Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

Life’s demands grind us down in the best of times. But since Covid, our lives have radically changed, possibly forever. Each burden we carry is elephantine with trepidation and insecurity compounding the weight. Fear snakes its way around our decisions and dreams. And unbelief haunts our steps. Have you wondered: Where is God in all… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

Attitude, Diligent, Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Obedience, Prayer, Refinement, Reflect, Repent, Trusting God, When it hurts, work

Take 5: Work for the Lord Rather Than People

Colossians 3:23 is easier said than done isn’t it? Sadly, this verse has been relegated to the “trite sayings of the Bible.” But what if we read it in context? Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them… Continue reading Take 5: Work for the Lord Rather Than People

Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Reflect, Repent, Rest, Sabbath, Surrender to Jesus

Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

When is the last time your perspective about something changed dramatically? In other words, when is the last time you had a complete about-face after an in-your-face confrontation? For me, about two weeks and continuing… I shared in Running on Empty God recently confronted me about the work-rest imbalance in my life and ministry; exposing… Continue reading Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

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

Comparison, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, Racism, Reflect, Surrender to Jesus, When it hurts

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.

Goals, Reflect, Your Purpose

Goal Setting: Determining Home Base

*A quick P.S.A. announcement:I recently became an Amazon affiliate to offset my writing costs. So the next time you shop on Amazon, use my link, first! This is a win-win because It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE for you Supports this blog and ministry by providing a commission on everything you purchase (The Amazon link is also on… Continue reading Goal Setting: Determining Home Base

Goals, My Story, Reflect, Resolutions

I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

As I stated in, I Resolve To…part 1: The dominant challenge we face when striving to obtain a goal or make a life change is OURSELVES. But if you don’t allow yourself to make excuses or look for a back door, you’ll be much, much more successful. AND if you choose to look at multiple… Continue reading I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

Jesus in Everyday Life, Reflect, Your Purpose

I Resolve To…Part 1

New Year’s Resolutions. Did you make any? I didn’t. I’m not a fan of making resolutions. Especially at New Years. Not to sound cliché, but they rarely ever last. In the past, most of my New Year’s Resolutions started with little to no conviction and fell as soon as The Ball dropped. Others had the… Continue reading I Resolve To…Part 1