Kipper is a Great Teacher (in more ways than one!) This is my dog Kipper. Anyone who knows me in real life, knows that I am pretty attached to my dog. He’s not just a pet. He’s part of the family. When we brought Kipper into our home when he was just 12 weeks old,… Continue reading What Are You Filling Your Mind With?
Persistence is Modeled in the Bible I was reading through Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge, and the reading for the day was the story of the persistent widow. In Luke 18:1, Jesus shares a parable of how a widow comes before a judge with bad character. At first he ignores her, but the… Continue reading Prayer Requires Persistence
Do You Find it Hard to Pray? Maybe it’s just me, but have you ever noticed that when you start to pray, your focus tends to desert you? Suddenly, your mind wanders to your to do list or what you’re having for dinner or that disagreement you had with your child. Instead of praying, you… Continue reading Prayer Is Hard And That’s Okay
Who I Am Lies In Who God Is This year, I have been praying that God would show me what it truly means to be His child. It’s always interesting to me how God answers my prayers. It’s never in the way that I expect! First, He led me to a book about who He is.… Continue reading The Importance of Prayer
Seeing Something New in a Familiar Story I’ve been reading through the book of John lately, and today I came to the familiar story of Lazarus. Maybe because Easter is only a few days away or maybe because I’ve taken the time to mark the timeline as I’ve been reading, but it just hit me that… Continue reading Missing Jesus
Do you really believe God is in control? I know, we all SAY that we believe that, but do we really? If the past election season is any indication, the answer to that would have to be a resounding no. I am 44 years old, and I have never seen so many people descend into… Continue reading God Can Work Through Anyone
Admitting You Can’t Do It Is Actually a Good Thing Have you ever had a task thrust into your lap and you felt totally unprepared? Maybe you have a child born with a disability you weren’t expecting. Maybe it was a ministry God called you to and you were wondering what He was thinking. Maybe… Continue reading When It’s Better To Be Broken
I woke up this morning to the rumble of thunder and a nagging headache – a sure sign that the day would be dreary. As I dodged raindrops running out to the car to take my youngest to school this morning, I shivered. It was supposed to be the first day of spring, yet it… Continue reading When Growth is Messy
I stared at the words on my screen, horrified by what I was reading. Suddenly, I snapped back into reality, closing out the screen. I felt like I needed a scrub brush for the inside of my brain. Bookbub sends me emails about free e-books, and I had opened a sample of one of those books… Continue reading The Importance of Being Wholehearted
When my grandmother passed away when I was pregnant with my first son, I knew I was in trouble. See, my grandmother was one of those people who didn’t just say she was praying for you. She actually did. Not that I wasn’t blessed with others who prayed for me (specifically, my parents), but she… Continue reading WHO IS YOUR FAITH REALLY IN?