When you Feel Rejected by The In Crowd

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) I belong to a church some would label a “Hipster Church.” I […]

Cursing and The Power of Our Words

“For the word of God is alive and powerful.  It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.  It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12 How true it is that what is in your heart comes through in your words and tone.  When you are […]

I Want You to Want Me

There are days when my best laid plans to really stop and sit with the Lord are thwarted—all day long. This past week I had one day in particular that was primed and ready for some really great journal, worship, and prayer time. We had nothing on the agenda and even “getting out of my […]

Endure Better

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:36 I remember life in big moments. The moment I went to college. The moment Chad asked me to be his girlfriend. The moment he asked me to be his wife. The […]

Confession of a Mom: Who Moved the Proverbs 31 Off Her Pedestal

  I was scrolling on Facebook the other day and I stumbled upon yet another business touting the “31” that most women recognize as the reference to Proverbs 31 and the idyllic woman that is beautifully painted there with words that serve as markers for how to be a godly women, wife, mother, etc. Don’t […]

A Day in the Life: Letting the Holy Spirit Manage My Stress

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to do her a favor. As she was out of town, soon to be coming home, some friends from her church offered to straighten her house. My friend had given me the key, so I met up with her friends to show them where she […]

Sacrifices of a “Super” Mom

I feel that no matter where you are in your mom timeline, whether you are a mom of a 19-year-old and step-mother of 2 like me or of younger children. There is a time in life where we look back and wonder, “Were my children happy? Was I happy with certain decisions or where was […]

Sacrifice and Pride

It is said that moms know what sacrifice is. They make the ultimate sacrifices for their children, household, day in, day out. I am not downing moms in any way. In fact, whenever I see this I raise my head proudly and say, “YEP! I am a mom!! It’s all about my kids and my husband […]

Faith is Trusting God with Your Hope

Almost a year ago, I was journaling one morning and I felt the Holy Spirit ask me, “What is your wildest dream?” I had been holding in a fantasy of writing a book deep in my heart. I wrote on paper that I wanted to be a writer. With that I released a long-hidden dream. […]

Wisdom is Love’s Twin

Such a lofty thing—wisdom. We all want it, but it requires so much of us. Wisdom does not associate itself with emotions. It is able to operate outside of “the heat of the moment.” It seems to come from a core connection with the supernatural. In looking at the passage in Corinthians 13—you know, the […]

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