Ephesians, Healing, Jesus in Everyday Life, Surrender to Jesus

Ephesians 3:20–Scars That Shine

I apologize this didn't get out on Saturday as planned. I was blessed to be present with family and friends. To encourage others in need and to be blessed in return. And now back to regular programming 🙂 Have you heard of the Japanese art, Kintsukuroi? This ancient art developed because a beloved piece of… Continue reading Ephesians 3:20–Scars That Shine

Encouragement, Ephesians, Jesus in Everyday Life

Ephesians 3:20, Part 1–Infinitely More Than We Could Ever Imagine

Could you use some encouragement? A friend, a mentor, a leader to come alongside you and speak words of Truth over you to strengthen you? Words to expand your faith? Words to soothe the jagged edges of a painful situation? Words to infuse hope where hope is fleeting? Words to remind you of who you… Continue reading Ephesians 3:20, Part 1–Infinitely More Than We Could Ever Imagine

Goals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Pause

The Lesson of the Five Balls

Have you ever read a book purely for entertainment and then later realized that the book stuck with you? What was intended to be a diversion, a distraction, ended up teaching you something profound. Life changing. At the time, the lesson buried itself under the busyness of life; was lost in the book’s storyline. Forgotten.… Continue reading The Lesson of the Five Balls

Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, My Story

The “Real” New Years Day

It's that time of year again!  I don't know about you, but the start of a new school year feels more like New Year's than the January 1st's New Year's does. Everything feels fresh. New. Like someone hit update and restart. I don't get that feeling at New Year's. I never have. Maybe it's because… Continue reading The “Real” New Years Day

Jesus in Everyday Life, Judas, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

Called. Equipped. Sent out…Betrayed?? 'Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas,… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 10:1-4: Judas, the World’s Most Notorious Hypocite, Part 1

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

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Prayer

What Happens When We Pray For Others

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

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

Are there any passages of Scripture you come across that slay you? Shread your heart and leave you bare? That so grieve you they propel you to action. Not out of guilt, but out of love. Passion. Urgency. For me, it’s Matthew 7:21. Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 3:1-12: Religion vs Relationship

Give Away

Giveaway: Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie

IT'S TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY! I had the privilege to be on the launch team for this book and it rocked me, called me out, and drew me closer to my Savior. I faced insecurities, fears, and obstacles. But more than anything, Kelly guided me through the intense self-doubt I was wrestling with by sharing… Continue reading Giveaway: Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie

Everyday Heroes, Jesus in Everyday Life, Surrender to Jesus

Everyday Heroes: Ally Bowen, This Girl Hates to Run, Seriously She Does

Do you like to run? You know what I mean—you put on some comfortable, breathable clothing. Maybe use a little Glide to prevent chafing and lace-up a pair of good, supportive kicks. Then step out onto the roadway, path, or track. Sometimes the birds are singing, enticing the sun to peek over the horizon. Other… Continue reading Everyday Heroes: Ally Bowen, This Girl Hates to Run, Seriously She Does