Do the Thing that Makes Your Heart Sing

The greatest gift you can give to the world is yourself. Your own, unique, creative self. To make something out of nothing is a sacred and holy act.  If what you dream will bring forth any good, if it will make another feel less alone, if it will put words or melody to a person’s emotions, if itContinue reading “Do the Thing that Makes Your Heart Sing”

Comforted to Comfort

Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God– 2 Corinthians 1:4 I had just turned twenty-one when I found myself staring down at a pregnancy test that had two pink lines in the result box. Those lines only meantContinue reading “Comforted to Comfort”

Stop Seeking Approval from People

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostlesContinue reading “Stop Seeking Approval from People”

Margin: Making Room for Me

I keep my heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 I was so tired. It was early still, only 9:30 pm. I had just tucked the kids in bed. Usually that’s when I’d go downstairs and read or watch something until 11:00 or so, but that particularContinue reading “Margin: Making Room for Me”

Mama: The Unsung Hero

Train the young women to love their husbands and children. To be self controlled, pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God might not be reviled. Titus 2:4-5 We all want it, to be important, to matter. To feel like we are making a difference in the world.Continue reading “Mama: The Unsung Hero”

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”