It was a Friday morning and my mom had just offered to take the kids to the park so I could have a few hours to myself. “Yes please!” was my response. It had been a trying week of mothering. Every meal had been a flop, I was snapping at the kids, I wasn’t finding time for exercise. My … [Read more...] about The Cross and Your Shame
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Many of us know this verse. It is often used to encourage us when we feel lost, or when we need reminding that even if things are … [Read more...] about His Plan
I was watching a show the other night and there was a scene that really had me thinking about my spiritual growth. A sister is driving her brother to an AA meeting because she has just found him in his apartment with liquor bottles everywhere. He had been sober for a lengthy period and she is … [Read more...] about How Fit Am I?
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 your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB) A few days ago I quit my job. My full-time job. My job that helped bring money into the house. My job … [Read more...] about Straight Paths
No one enjoys hardships, but as much as we want to avoid struggles, they are a reality of life and believers are not exempt. In fact, scripture says we will experience all sorts of trials. My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you … [Read more...] about Count it Joy
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? Psalm 42:1-2 (NLT) This is a beautiful beginning to Psalm 42 — wouldn’t you agree? If you’ve been in the church for any length of time you’ve probably heard … [Read more...] about Am I Thirsty?