During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Failure. Resilience. Success.
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
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
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!
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
While overhearing students talking in an aisle at Target, I heard “It.” While waiting for my son’s orchestra concert to start, I heard “It.” While standing in line behind college students, I heard “It.” And while chatting with friends after church, I heard “It.” Each time I hear “It,” I cringed. I would happily take… Continue reading Day 18 of 31 Days of Jesus in Your Daily Life: “I Wasn’t Feeling It”
I promised to share two personal stories of when I’ve asked God for something. I promised to share how He blessed me in both circumstances—by either giving me the desire of my heart and by withholding it. And I will. I promise. However, I’m going to add one more story to this list. This morning… Continue reading Day 15 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Everyday Life: God Is NOT a Vending Machine – Part 3: Desires