Attitude, Encouragement, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Refinement, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, When it hurts, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose

During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose

Trusting God, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal

Jesus in Everyday Life, Refinement, Repent, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God, Waiting Well, When it hurts

“A Season With Deep Purpose”

Don’t you love how God works sometimes? A few weeks ago I removed my mask. I let you (and myself) see what lies underneath. Not so pretty. (Read Unmasked here) Since then, God’s been leading me to various social media messages, devotionals, and blog posts about waiting well and being in the wilderness. Not one… Continue reading “A Season With Deep Purpose”

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

My Story, Surrender to Jesus, Trusting God

Musings on 2018. “TRUST Me.” & Top 5 Blog Posts.

2018 is gone. With all it’s highs and lows. Blessings and challenges. Victories and disappointments. When you look back over the year, what do you see? What thoughts are running through your mind? Emotions coursing through your heart? What is your attitude about saying goodbye to 2018? Good Riddance! I’m out. Bittersweet Laced with sadness.… Continue reading Musings on 2018. “TRUST Me.” & Top 5 Blog Posts.

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

Jesus in Everyday Life, Joseph, Trusting God, Waiting Well

Waiting Well–Be Faithful Where You Are While You Wait

What are you waiting for? A job or an internship? A child? A spouse? Healing in a broken relationship? A prodigal to come home? An opportunity? A diagnosis? Waiting is not easy. It never has been. I doubt it ever will be. When we wait, we’re anticipating something we really, really want or need—or think… Continue reading Waiting Well–Be Faithful Where You Are While You Wait

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

  I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh. I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake. I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season. Have you heard this statement? “Yes, God loves us just the way we are. But He… Continue reading Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread