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
#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
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.
Hey my friend, how can I pray for you today? Are you coping or thriving? Existing or excelling? Wasting your time or investing it well? Pretending or preparing? I ask because when Covid-19 first came on our radar, the internet was flooded with funny memes and jokes. Videos of people playing battleship across courtyards and… Continue reading God Is Not Surprised By This: What if…?
Today we’re wrapping up our 3-part series on The Key to Your Life If you missed part one and two, catch these two links: The Key to Your Life (Part 1) The Key to Your Life (Part 2) Obedience is Difficult, Hellacious, Exacting, and Hard. We can’t deny it. We would be fools to even… Continue reading The Key to Your Life (Part 3)
If you haven't read Part 1 of this series, catch that now here. Our choice of life and blessing is made by loving God. But according to Moses, and later Jesus, loving God is not enough. We must also firmly commit ourselves to Him and obey Him. Obedience. It’s either-or. Black-or-white. There’s no room for… Continue reading The Key to Your Life (Part 2)
The best things about being sick is getting well. Interestingly, getting well reveals how wretched you actually felt. And that realization forces you to acknowledge how much you took your health for granted. How you neglected and abused it.How you assumed it would always be there, compensating for your poor choices.How it deteriorates when it’s… Continue reading Your Spiritual Health Matters
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D
I’m a wrestling mom. And—I cannot lie—I LOVE THE SPORT! But what I love most is what it teaches my boys. The confidence it’s helped them gain. The mental toughness it’s helped them create. The warrior mentality it’s brought out. Their practices are grueling! They always come out of the gym dripping with sweat, worn,… Continue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down