I don’t know about you, but after worshiping with other Believers, I feel encouraged! No matter what season I’m in, what challenges I’m facing, what I’m wrestling with, or how broken I am—I always feel refreshed, refocused, and more hopeful. Come. 'Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!' Psalms 34:8
Finding joy in the holiday season can be tough. Sometimes, the joy isn't found as much as it's chosen. For some, holidays are a struggle because unforgiveness in the family still resides or the personality conflicts haven't been resolved. But for others, holidays are a reminder of loss. They magnify what or who is no… Continue reading The Empty Chair. Finding Joy this Holiday Season
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
What encourages you? What gives you that extra bit of energy to slog through the hard parts of projects, days, life, and races when you want to quit, when you’re exhausted, and you’re wondering if it’s all worth it? What builds your endurance and makes you believe in yourself when want to abandon the thing?… Continue reading Day 27 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Encourage!
Yesterday a friend asked me what Bible verses I love for Camron. What an excellent question! I’ve never thought of verses for my kids, my husband, my marriage, myself, or my ministry. Now don’t get me wrong, I have precious ones I turn to time and again, but I’ve never had specific ones for my… Continue reading Day 26 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: My Prayer For You
I love you. How do those words make you feel? Warm? Happy? Unworthy? Full of joy? Thankful? Uncertain? Fearful? Hopeful? Fulfilled? Over the years I’ve heard these words from people who’ve said them from the core of their being and meant them unconditionally. And I’ve heard them from others who attach a ‘catch’ onto their… Continue reading Day 25 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: I Love You
Have you ever been in a situation that feels so surreal that you have to pinch yourself to be sure it’s happening? That, my friends, was up my morning. First, I had the privilege of watching my dear childhood friend shoot Camron’s Senior pictures. I still can’t believe it’s time for this. All morning I… Continue reading Day 24 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: A Surreal Morning
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!
Yesterday morning I had the joy of sleeping in. It was the first time in weeks I didn’t have to get up early and hustle out the door to accomplish some early morning task. It was cold and rainy outside, and my bed was warm and cozy--offering to be my companion for the day. And… Continue reading Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things
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