David, David Study Excerpt, Jesus in Everyday Life, Knowing God

The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

This post started as a teaching send-off at our church's Wednesday morning Bible Study this week as we're going through the study I wrote this summer on 1 & 2 Samuel. Several ladies asked for a copy of this teaching, so I figured I would post it for you all. I would love to give… Continue reading The Difference between Knowing About God and KNOWING God

Depression, Encouragement, ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), When it hurts

Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It’s not something we really talk about or acknowledge. But we should need to. Why? Because SAD affects many more people than we realizeBecause SAD is more than just “the winter blues”Because SAD can significantly magnify anxiety, agitation, clinical depression, and bipolar disorder Because SAD’s symptoms become more severe as the… Continue reading Let’s Combat SAD–Part 2 Light Therapy and Vitamin D

Depression, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, When it hurts

Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Do you wear a mask? Pretend everything is okay when it’s not? Do you smile and laugh with those around you but inside you’re hurting? Lonely. Afraid. Dying. Do you spend a lot of energy building up and encouraging those around you while not addressing your own doubts and fears? Not facing your own brokenness?… Continue reading Let’s Combat S.A.D.–part 1

Jesus in Everyday Life, Trusting God, Wrestling, Your Purpose

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

I’m a wrestling mom. And—I cannot lie—I LOVE THE SPORT! But what I love most is what it teaches my boys. The confidence it’s helped them gain. The mental toughness it’s helped them create. The warrior mentality it’s brought out. Their practices are grueling! They always come out of the gym dripping with sweat, worn,… Continue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Healing, My Publishing Journey, My Story, Prayer, Trusting God, When it hurts

Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

The Irony of Control (part 1)

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)

ImportanceofBibleStudy, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

Not Today Satan–Part 2, Empowered

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

Attitude, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story, This Week's Memory Verse

Not Today Satan! I’m a Child of God!

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!

David Study Excerpt, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!

Hello my sweet friend! I feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been able to sit and write a blog post. Can I just say, I’ve missed you?! You may recall, early last summer my senior pastor asked me to write a Bible study on 1 & 2 Samuel to complement his fall sermon series… Continue reading IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!

Follow Friday, Guest Post, Jesus in Everyday Life

Sharing Sunday: Cassia Elder

Hey Guys! I'm sorry I wasn't able to get this together for Follow Friday this week. But I didn't want to wait any longer to introduce you to Cassia and her NEW BOOK!!! Cassia Elder is a speaker, women’s ministry leader, and author of the book Make Me a Blessing. She is passionate about writing… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Cassia Elder