Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Today is the Day

Today is the day we take our oldest son to school and set up his dorm.       Today is the day I‘ve anticipated and dreaded from the day he was born. Today is the day three drive away but only two return. Today is the day he discovers he still has a lot to learn.  … Continue reading Today is the Day

Goals, My Story, Reflect, Resolutions

I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

As I stated in, I Resolve To…part 1: The dominant challenge we face when striving to obtain a goal or make a life change is OURSELVES. But if you don’t allow yourself to make excuses or look for a back door, you’ll be much, much more successful. AND if you choose to look at multiple… Continue reading I Resolve To…(part 2–No Excuses)

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

A Season of Refinement

The fire. The heat. It’s unbearable. I’m not sure I can endure it. Will it consume me? Will I survive? Will I come out on the other side intact? I can feel the fear welling up inside me. The uncertainty. The dread. I know I’ve asked God to remove everything in me that’s not honoring… Continue reading A Season of Refinement

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 30 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Masquerade

I’ve always wanted to go to a masquerade ball. Call me crazy, but from the first time I watched Phantom of The Opera on stage, I’ve wanted to go to one. I want to wear a gorgeous dress and a beautiful mask to conceal my identity from those around me. I want to eat from… Continue reading Day 30 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Masquerade

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life

Day 29 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Resident

“Good-bye! we’ll see you shortly!” I chirp before hanging up the phone. Then as I face my family, panic overtakes me… “Quick! We have guests coming!” Those words are like a Starter’s pistol at the beginning of a race. Everyone jumps up and scurries into action as I bark orders and assign tasks while simultaneously… Continue reading Day 29 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: The Resident

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 26 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: My Prayer For You

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

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 24 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: A Surreal Morning

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

31 Day Challenge 2017, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Day 14 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Today Didn’t Go As Planned

Today was one of those days that didn’t got the way I planned. Ever have one of those? I should be used to this by now. I should. But I’m not.   Some days I wake up with my day all planned out. Then circumstances come up and take me in a completely different direction.… Continue reading Day 14 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: Today Didn’t Go As Planned

Deuteronomy Intro, Devotionals, ImportanceofBibleStudy

Transition: A Call To Complete Devotion, Intro. To Deuteronomy, part 2

As your leader takes a drink of water and prepares for his first discourse, you gaze at the people around you. These are your people. Your family. The seeds of your new nation. As you look in their eyes, you see a reflection of your own emotions: anticipation, excitement, fear, and grief. Everyone has lost… Continue reading Transition: A Call To Complete Devotion, Intro. To Deuteronomy, part 2

Pause, Reflect

Pause. Breathe. Reflect

Tonight's sunset is a great reminder to Pause. Remember who God is and that He has not abandoned you in your season of transition. Thank Him for His unfathomable love and constant care. Breathe. Take a few deep cleansing breaths to clear your heart and mind while leaning on your Father for endurance and strength. Ask… Continue reading Pause. Breathe. Reflect