Control. It’s one of life’s greatest ironies, isn't it? There are a lot of different reasons we seek control, including: FearUncertaintyDoubt/self-doubtInsecurityPrideUnwillingness to submit to God’s plan The more we try to control something or someone, the more we realize how little control we actually have. Then out of pride, anger, frustration, and/or fear we double… Continue reading The Irony of Control (part 1)
Disclaimer: When I wrote Not Today Satan I didn’t expect to write a “part two.” But God had other plans. As I already shared: Last Friday, when I read the words, "The Bible study is officially off to the printer!" I was exhilarated! But before the first whoop left my lips, fear gripped me so… Continue reading Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered
Fear gripped me so tight I could hardly breathe… Have I not commanded you? Mmm-hmmm Baby, look at me. (I look up) Have I not commanded you? Yes, Jesus, you have. Then why are you afraid? Because for the first time since you gave me this ministry, a project I’ve labored over, sacrifice for, poured… Continue reading Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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