David Study Excerpt, When it hurts

Great Distress. Inconsolable Tears. Desperate Prayers.

As you know from my last post, I am writing a Bible Study for our church so for the next few months I will be a lot more silent than usual. (It can happen😆) But I can guarantee, not idle. I promised experts of the study I'm writing. Here is the first one--doctored slightly for… Continue reading Great Distress. Inconsolable Tears. Desperate Prayers.

Encouragement, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Waiting Well, Your Purpose

(Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

What’s one of your very favorite things? Mine’s a toss-up between dark, strong coffee and chocolate (milk or dark)…and no, I’m not a fan of them being combined. I’ll eat them together, but I like my coffee black, very black. No sugar. No cream. Just black. Another is seeing God’s Word become Vibrantly Relevant in… Continue reading (Oh, I Got Some News!) This week’s Verse 1 John 5:14-15

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

Goals, Journal, My Story, Prayer

Tips On How To Keep A Prayer Journal

I haven’t always kept a prayer journal. In fact, this is a recent (like within the last year, recent) spiritual discipline I’ve determined to be more diligent about. I will share how He changed me through this discipline at the end. See, I used to only pray when I felt like it. When I needed… Continue reading Tips On How To Keep A Prayer Journal

Bible Study Tips, Goals, Prayer

Goal Setting Part 4: Revamping our Spiritual Life

Watch the Facebook Live video for this post, here Goal setting in your spiritual life? It’s a strange concept, isn’t it? Maybe not. If anything, we’re wise to be mindful of our relationship with God and seek ways to improve it. Because let’s face it, if we’re estranged from God, it's us who moved away…not… Continue reading Goal Setting Part 4: Revamping our Spiritual Life

My Publishing Journey, My Story

So How DO You Support a Writer, Anyway?

This post was originally a Facebook Live video, but I had several people ask me to post it so they could share it with their readers or print it off. I left it in outline format to make it easier to find subheadings. How DO you support a writer? The answers are not as intuitive… Continue reading So How DO You Support a Writer, Anyway?

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Prayer

What Happens When We Pray For Others

Have you ever had one of those moments, those unexpected moments, where you were given a blessing you didn’t know you needed? I had one of those moments a few days ago. I posted this on FB: This weekend my man and son were diagnosed with pneumonia! Fearing my turn is here. Frustrated I can’t… Continue reading What Happens When We Pray For Others

Confess, Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life, Repent, Surrender to Jesus

But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 2, What is Repentance?

Confession. Forgiveness. Repentance. Three essential steps to eradicating the stronghold of sin in our lives. We tend to be pros at confessing our sins and asking God for forgiveness. But we suck at repentance. But first, what exactly is repentance? Webster describes it as “the action or process of repenting especially for misdeeds or moral… Continue reading But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 2, What is Repentance?

Christmas, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Where Are You Chrsitmas?

Struggling with the Christmas Spirit this year? Feeling like Scrooge, The Grinch, or Cindy Lou Who? I get it. Join me as we remember what we're celebrating...The Story, from Bethlehem to Calvary.

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…

Ever have days when things don't go as planned. When life happens? Me too. That's usually when Jesus get my attention and teaches me something new.