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, My Story, Surrender to Jesus, Switchbacks

Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

Hey guys! Before I get into today's post, I want to say thank you for your overwhelming response to "A Season With Deep Purpose." That post came from the deep recesses of my heart, and how you responded and how God used it—WOW! Thank you for sharing it so liberally! It's reached people well beyond… Continue reading Switchbacks Lesson #2: Danger! Don’t Cut Switchbacks

This Week's Memory Verse

This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

Our time on this planet is fleeting, but it MATTERS! Spring is here! Fruit trees are in full blossom. Flowers are bursting from the ground with their vivid colors. The lilacs are starting to open their heavily scented inflorescences. I. LOVE. IT! This is by far my favorite season. Regrowth. Rebirth. Rejuvenation. Bright, bold colors… Continue reading This Week’s Verse: Psalm103:15-16–Our Time Here MATTERS!

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

Gen Z, Mentor, Mothers, Mothers and Others, My Story

Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–It Takes an Army

Being a mom is hard! It’s 24/7/365 with few if any breaks. It’s more give than take with only a small margin for error. But in the midst of all the sacrifices and sleepless nights—there are blessings, rewards, and benefits that make the whole thing worth it. That gives us the strength and energy to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s and Other’s Day!–It Takes an Army

Follow Friday, Guest Post

Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

As I shared with you in Unmasked, there are many things I stopped doing in my state of depression and overwhelm. One of those was Follow Friday. And for this, I am so sorry. This is one of those things I have really enjoyed! I have met so many amazing fellow writers/speakers/teachers, and it's thrilled… Continue reading Follow Friday: Jeanne Doyon

Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes, Repent

My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

From my office, I can hear them. Tromping and clomping. Stomping and slinking. Racing and plodding. The not-so-little feet of my boys. I know who’s moving about by the sound of his footfalls. They’re so familiar to me. So intimate. The cadence of their steps is part of my life’s music. And it squeezes my… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

My Story, Prayer, This Week's Memory Verse

Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

I let my prayer life become stagnant over the winter. I prayed. I cried. I prayed some more. But there was no substance to it. No…what’s the word?? Power! Prayer is our life-blood. Our heartbeat. Our connection to God. Our opportunity to praise Him. Confess our sins. Ask for forgiveness. Tell Him what’s on our… Continue reading Verse of the Week: Colossians 4:2

Depression, My Story, When it hurts

Unmasked

I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve put anything out. For that I apologize. I hope this post will give insight as to why. I pray this and the second part of this post will will encourage you and lift you up as well. PSA-This post is a little raw and vulnerable. Not… Continue reading Unmasked