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
Sometimes my kids are smarter than I am. I don’t mean in the academic sense—although, that’s true in the math department. What I mean is, there are times my children teach me about being wise and resilient. About giving something my best effort, even if it’s a long shot. About putting myself out there… Continue reading Ask For God’s Best and Give Him Your Best
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks… Continue reading Psalm 100, Part 2: Our God, Our Redeemer
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
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
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!