Because I said so.... this is one of the most overused mom-isms in the world, or maybe just in my family.  When I am busy and don't feel like explaining, because is the answer.  If because is questioned, and it often is , it is expanded on with "I said so" as if this is the... Continue Reading →

Hope {#Tuesday@Ten}

Lately Hope seems to be a popular topic.  It seems that everywhere I turn over the past few weeks HOPE has been breathed in to the fabric of my life. When I personally think about HOPE, I quickly turn to my profession and an early lesson I learned that has been played out so many... Continue Reading →

Attacks from Others

Daniel 6:1-15  It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors... Continue Reading →


To have an to hold....... till death do us part I have been married for fifteen years, while it hasn't always been perfect, and we haven't always got it right, I have to say that the place where I feel most safe physically is when I am being held by my husband.  Whether it is... Continue Reading →


Acts 9:13-16 “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem!  And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.”  But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message... Continue Reading →


Tonight at Beauty for Ashes, Mary shared about obedience. She read I Cor. 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in... Continue Reading →


There's a big difference between being ready and getting ready.  The majority of us spend most of our time getting ready and are never truly ready.  Today as I was getting ready for work, three minutes before walking out the door I realized I haven't ate breakfast, I still need to put my hair up,... Continue Reading →


Last night at Beauty for Ashes Becky shared on the topic of purpose.  As she shared scriptures from Isaiah 61:1-3, Part of which became famous words spoken by Jesus in Luke 4.   Every time I have heard this preached it has been tied to Jesus, but in the context of these scriptures it was not... Continue Reading →


Like Elijah, I often look for God to come to me in a visual sign or in a loud booming voice, but over the past few months I have really honed in on the still small whisper of His voice.  It moves me deeper in my relationship with Him. I know that He has always... Continue Reading →


Surrender is an action verb (used with object) meaning to give (oneself) up, or to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion, etc. Surrender is the hallmark of Christianity, and yet most of us really struggle with the idea of surrender, even though our walk with God started with it. When we live a surrendered life, God is able to work in and through us. What Satan means to destroy us, God will use as a testimony. I can’t say that I live a totally surrendered life. There are times I get it right, and other times I fail miserably.

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