Another friend I want to reintroduce you to for Follow Friday is my precious sister, Misty Phillip. There are no words to express how thankful I am for this woman her love, or her prayers. Misty was one of several friends who were determined to pray me through my depression this winter as well as… Continue reading Follow Friday: Misty Phillip, The Struggle is Real But So Is God
Warning: I purposely didn't edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real. This morning while eating… Continue reading The Devil’s Roller Coaster??
Not so long ago I gave you a challenge. Do you remember what it was? Let me give you a hint: 15 Minutes. I challenged you to nourish your soul before you nourished your body. I challenged you to read your Bible for 15 minutes every morning for a month. (read more about the challenge here)… Continue reading My 15 Minutes
Fifteen minutes. 15. What do “15 minutes” mean to you? Fifteen minutes isn’t that much time, is it? Most people have longer commutes than that. Take longer showers than that. Spend more time on social media and gaming than that. Fifteen minutes. So what can 15 minutes well-spent at the front end of your day… Continue reading 15 Minutes
I am in awe of the young woman before me. Over the last several years I’ve had the privilege of mentoring her and loving her like a daughter. And just recently she’s discovered a passion for Jesus that knows no bounds. She’s experienced His grace and healing in profound ways; and therefore, has every reason… Continue reading Psalm 100, Part 1: Our God, Our Creator
“Good-bye! we’ll see you shortly!” I chirp before hanging up the phone. Then as I face my family, panic overtakes me… “Quick! We have guests coming!” Those words are like a Starter’s pistol at the beginning of a race. Everyone jumps up and scurries into action as I bark orders and assign tasks while simultaneously… Continue reading Day 29 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Resident
Today I joined a gym. Before you ask “How long is this going to last?” Know I’ve already asked myself that at least a dozen times. I’ve read the Scriptures commanding me to take care of my body more times than I can count. And every single time, I’ve felt the Spirit spur me to… Continue reading Day 28 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Importance of Community
If you could escape anywhere for a week where would you go? What would you do? Who would be with you? Or would you be alone? These last few weeks I’ve been finding myself daydreaming about a marvelous little cabin on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I had the joy of spending six days… Continue reading Day 23 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: It’s Time To Escape!
I love shiny things! I love new shoes and outfits, jewelry, crystal, oiled wood, polished stone, and sunshine glittering off the lake. I jokingly tell my husband, diamonds may not be this girl’s best friend, but sapphires, emeralds, and amethysts are some of her favorite companions. Ladies, I know I’m not alone here. And, Gentlemen,… Continue reading Day 22 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: OOOOOH Shiny!
There’s something about a campfire, isn’t there? It never fails to bring a smile to my face when I walk outside on a crisp autumn day and smell one on the breeze. Its seductive fragrance entices me to breathe its perfume deep into my lungs, savor it, and then let it go. I’m always amazed… Continue reading Day 20 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in You Daily Life: There’s Something About a Campfire