Unforeseen Victory

Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into it’s sheath; shall I not drink the cup that is given to me?” John 18:10-11 Fight, flight or freeze. How do you respond when you feelContinue reading “Unforeseen Victory”

Stop Praying For Open Doors

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 I knew what it was that God wanted me to do, or at least I thought I did. I felt a longing, a nudge.Continue reading “Stop Praying For Open Doors”

Stand Up! Even if You’re Standing Alone.

We must obey God before man– Acts 5:29 There’s something about wanting to be liked… it’s human nature. A crippling need deep inside of us that longs for other’s approval. Standing up for what you believe requires risk. If you have a strong opinion about something and start voicing it, then you’re taking a chance.Continue reading “Stand Up! Even if You’re Standing Alone.”

How to Help Your Kids Take Responsibility for Their Actions

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.- Proverbs 29:11 It was just one of those days. My boys were at it again! They are best friends but sometimes they are also each other’s worst enemies. ¬†And here they go, fighting like cats and dogs! To make mattersContinue reading “How to Help Your Kids Take Responsibility for Their Actions”

Say Yes to Being Used

I was a young woman when I was first asked to teach the word. It was not a big fancy invitation. It was a simple request from a pastor at my church. I have to admit, when he first asked me, I was scared! Like, shaking in my boots kind of scared. I would beContinue reading “Say Yes to Being Used”

Are You Feeling Forgotten by God?

Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and in due season He will exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6 I was sitting on my couch trying to have some time spent with Jesus, but I was distracted. This particular morning I wasn’t feeling thankful or filled with any expectant hope. I know that I doContinue reading “Are You Feeling Forgotten by God?”

Finding Fulfillment

“There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this I have seen is from the hand of God.”¬†Ecclesiastes 2:24 I used to manage a coffee shop. There were things that I ¬†genuinely enjoyed about it-the hustle and bustle of busyContinue reading “Finding Fulfillment”

Use Your Talents and Doors Will Open

His master said to him, well done, you upright and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy which your master enjoys- Matthew 25:21 Have you ever wondered if what you have to offer is enough? If yourContinue reading “Use Your Talents and Doors Will Open”

Your Calling is Irrevocable

But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow do not despair for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day. Habakkuk 2:3 It’s clear that God works throughContinue reading “Your Calling is Irrevocable”

Will You Carry My Burden?

Carry each others burdens and in this way fulfill the law of Christ -Galatians 6:2 What if we took everything that we learned in church and lived it out with radical obedience? I wonder what kind of impact we could make. If every Christian actually did what the Bible told us to do, we wouldContinue reading “Will You Carry My Burden?”