When You Can’t Find Your Christmas Spirit

When You Can’t Find Your Christmas Spirit

I love Christmas. I love the lights, the music, the sweet treats, and the extra time spent with loved ones. It’s the time of year that snow is welcome and hot chocolate covers a multitude of sorrows. When the Christmas spirit hits me, I’m ready to jump in and enjoy...
Let Us Live Like Daughters Of The King

Let Us Live Like Daughters Of The King

  Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit...
Not Just Heaven, But God Himself

Not Just Heaven, But God Himself

One of my Bible readings this week was from Philippians 1:19-26. In these verses,  Paul is deliberating which is better; to live, and therefore continue to share the gospel, or to die, which means to finally be with Christ. When we think about those verses, I know...
What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What does grace mean to you? God’s unmerited favor. That’s what it means to me. It means that even though I’m weak, and I mess up, He still loves me, and makes things work out for my good. When we offer grace to each other I think of it in terms of not being too hard...
Learning To Embrace Seasons Of Solitude

Learning To Embrace Seasons Of Solitude

    “I feel so isolated”. That’s what I said to a friend of mine several years ago while visiting for a few minutes after church. Little did I know that even deeper isolation was on my horizon. It wasn’t the first time in my life I had felt alone and...
When I Prayed For A Richer Prayer Life

When I Prayed For A Richer Prayer Life

Do you ever feel like you’re really just talking to yourself when you pray? Sometimes I feel like my prayers are just getting lost in the atmosphere. Not because I don’t get the answers I want, I feel that way before ever giving Him time to answer. It feels like maybe...
It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul

Exhausted, weary, worn, hopeless. That is how the Cannanite woman approached Jesus. (Matthew 15:21 ff) He was her last hope. Her daughter didn’t look at anyone in the eye anymore. The child barely spoke, and would have fits of uncontrollable rage. She and her family...
It’s So Good To See You Smile

It’s So Good To See You Smile

  Have you ever taken notice of the first time your child smiles, after many days of sickness or sorrow? If you’re a mom (or a dad) you know how painful it is to see your children hurting. Whether they are sick, were treated badly by a friend, or have experienced...
Refreshed by an Unfair God

Refreshed by an Unfair God

Yesterday I woke up feeling kind of blah. I’m not sure if that’s a word, but that’s how I felt. I was tired and emotionally drained. Truth be told, I didn’t really feel like going to church. I felt like crawling back into bed. It didn’t help when both of our...
Stepping up to Offer my Small Gift

Stepping up to Offer my Small Gift

You’re probably familiar with John 6: 5-15 .It’s the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. A large crowd had gathered around Jesus to hear him teach. Knowing they were hungry, Jesus asked Philip “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He was only testing...
Does God Really Love Me?

Does God Really Love Me?

Does God actually like me? I mean does he enjoy my presence? Does He smile when He thinks of me or watches me go through my day? Does He love me with an affectionate love? Maybe it’s an obligatory love, one that forgives because of the nature of who He is but not a...
When All You Can Do Is Pray

When All You Can Do Is Pray

Maybe you’ve been there. Life has thrown you a cruel twist that has taken you by surprise and is threatening to destroy you. You get through your days the best you can, just trying to keep everything together and hold on to some level of normalcy and hope. Your...
Insist on Solitude

Insist on Solitude

When was the last time you spent a good chunk of quality time… with yourself?

I can hear some of you saying “Ha ha, wouldn’t that be nice! I’d love a few minutes to myself, but it just isn’t going to happen. At least not until my youngest child is 18!”